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Indicator 14 data collection process south dakota secondary transition state planning institute

Indicator 14 Data Collection Process

South Dakota

Secondary Transition State Planning Institute:

Building for the Future

Charlotte, North Carolina

May 7, 2008

Session II Small States

Presented by

Greg Cooch

Black Hills State University


Indicator 14 data collection process south dakota secondary transition state planning institute

  • Type of Data Collected-during year exiting

  • Name/Address/DOB/Telephone/Cell/email

  • Resident School

  • Exit Status-grad w/diploma, drop out etc.

  • Gender, race

  • Links with Adult agencies recommended

  • State-wide assessment

  • ELL

  • School Activities participation

  • Employed last year of school

  • Math classes taken/how many? Algebra

  • Alternate Contact Persons/Friend


Indicator 14 data collection process south dakota secondary transition state planning institute

See handout


Indicator 14 data collection process south dakota secondary transition state planning institute

Website design for exiter information-School District information

See SD Website handout-1st 10 images p. 1-top of page 4


Indicator 14 data collection process south dakota secondary transition state planning institute

  • Type of Data Collected-during survey

  • Exiters by race, gender, disabling condition

  • Response rate and Response Rate Calculator

  • Employment status

  • Type of Work and name of employer

  • Employers’ name

  • Hrs worked per week

  • Employment status by race, gender, disabling condition

  • How long employed with current employer/only employer

  • Wages per hour

  • Reasons for not working

  • Living with family

  • Covered by family insurance/other insurance

  • Requests for more information


Indicator 14 data collection process south dakota secondary transition state planning institute

  • Types of Data Collected-during survey

  • Current Post-Secondary Enrollment Status

  • Ever enrolled in any type PS School

  • PS School attended/Type of School

  • Reasons for not enrolling in PS Education

  • Adult Service Agency Contact/Type

  • PS only, Employment only, & PS and Employment only-Statewide and school with n > 10

  • Comments from survey


Indicator 14 data collection process south dakota secondary transition state planning institute

See Handout-Mail Survey


Indicator 14 data collection process south dakota secondary transition state planning institute

Website Design-Phone Interviews-Apr/Sept

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Indicator 14 data collection process south dakota secondary transition state planning institute

  • The Challenges

  • Initially having all districts supply info. for all exiters

  • Estimated we had approx. 92% of exiters information

  • Districts supplying all the information

  • Approx 95% of information included phone, address

  • 3 districts accounted for most of the missing contact

  • information—Googled for missing information

  • Harvesting representative sample of minorities

  • 15.5% of exiters were Native American-9.3% collected

  • Ex. 11 NA exiters-2 with phones—18% vs. 50%

  • Scheduling with BIT for website changes-busy, busy


Indicator 14 data collection process south dakota secondary transition state planning institute

  • What works well

  • Information from Districts during exiting year improving

  • More alternative phone #’s, addresses, emails

  • Phone solicitors are “seasoned”

  • Phone solicitors are excited about this process

  • Phone solicitors are all special education teachers

  • Experience from process of one year’s data collection

  • Coordination between Schools, SD SEP, TSLP, BHSU

  • Transition in SD is a PRIORITY and has been for some time


Indicator 14 data collection process south dakota secondary transition state planning institute

  • Improvement Strategies

  • Disseminating information-Presentations

    • Governor’s Advisory Panel

    • SD State Board of VR

    • DDN presentation to multiple stakeholders/statewide

    • State CEC conference

    • Sped Summer Institutes-Transition (6th year)

    • (Transition Services Liaison Project-Joint Conference)

    • SD DOE website report (summer/fall 2008)

    • NPSO website State Profiles (summer/fall 2008)


Indicator 14 data collection process south dakota secondary transition state planning institute

  • Improvement Strategies

  • Improving minority/dropout representation during survey

    • School personnel

    • Director of Indian Education

    • Reservation Leaders

    • Stakeholders

  • Continuing to improve secured website

    • Editing as needed

    • “Glitch” fixing


Indicator 14 data collection process south dakota secondary transition state planning institute

  • Improvement Strategies

  • Generating individual district reports

  • Improving standardization of phone solicitors via training

  • Further investigation of drop-out rates for NA

  • Further investigation of employment rates for NA


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