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Indicator 14

SY2022-23 Post School Outcomes Interview

The Colorado Department of Education (CDE) and Administrative Units (AUs) conduct a survey every school year to learn how parents are involved in their child’s special education program. Please refer to the short webinar and the survey guide below:




Indicator 14 measures state performance on the transition from high school to postsecondary education or employment of students with IEPs. Specifically, the federal measure is defined as:

The percent of youth who are no longer in secondary school, had IEPs in effect at the time they left school, and were:

A. enrolled in higher education within one year of leaving high school;

B. enrolled in higher education or competitively employed within one year of leaving high school;

C. enrolled in higher education or in some other post-secondary education or training program; or competitively employed or in some other employment within one year of leaving high school.1

IDEA 2004 requires the State to report its performance compared to state targets for indicator 14.  Below is the link to view how the State of Colorado performed on all Indicators in our report to OSEP, the State Performance Plan/Annual Performance Report (SPP/APR).

State Performance Plan/Annual Performance Report (SPP/APR)

Results from Past Surveys

2023 Targets for 14A , 14B, and 14C were missed.

Targets for the Current SPP/APR Cycle


Indicator 14 targets - 6-year SPP/APR cycle
Data from Summer Interview 2021 2022 2023 2024 2025 2026
Target A >= 24.20% 24.30% 24.40% 24.50% 24.60% 24.70%
Target B >= 68.71% 70.46% 70.46% 72.15% 72.15% 73.76%
Target C >= 79.00% 81.02% 81.02% 82.96% 82.96% 84.81%

The feedback period has closed, and this video is included for information on the target-setting process (the Indicator 14 section starts at 00:06:56). 


Annual Reporting of Indicators 13 and 14



Gail Lott, EdD
Senior Consultant/Secondary Transition
Email Gail Lott
Phone: (303) 501-0347

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