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Indicator 2 - Students on IEPs who Drop Out
Percent of youth with IEPs dropping out of high school. (20 U.S.C. 1416 (a)(3)(A))
States must report a percentage using the number of youth with IEPs (ages 14-21) who exited special education due to dropping out in the numerator and the number of all youth with IEPs who left high school (ages 14-21) in the denominator.
How is Colorado doing on this indicator?
Targets for the Current SPP/APR Cycle
|Data from School Year||2019-20||2020-21||2021-22||2022-23||2023-24||2024-25|
Improvement Strategies for Transition-Age Students (Indicators 1, 2, and 14)
- Sequencing of Services Framework
- A multi-agency team has developed a sequencing of services framework to clarify student outcomes from junior high through age 24 and to identify the role of each stakeholder (families, community-centered boards, division of vocational rehabilitation, etc.) in assisting students to meet defined outcomes.
- Capstone Projects
- CDE established a Capstone workgroup to build school district personnel’s knowledge of how to develop capstones aligned with school district graduation requirements for students with significant needs.
- Equity work
- CDE/DVR/Colorado Community College System (CCCS) offers professional learning opportunities to school district personnel to assure equitable access of students with disabilities access to CTE programs (5-year project – 2021-2026):
- CDE will partner with the largest district in Colorado to improve dropout and graduation rates, and post-school outcomes for young men of color with disabilities.
- Training and Technical Assistance
- CDE will partner with the Transition Coalition to train, mentor, and facilitate district teams to increase their knowledge of IDEA and secondary transition planning (Spring 2022)
- CDE is developing training on person-centered planning for students with disabilities (SY 2021-22)
- CDE is conducting parent focus groups to determine parent training needs, develop trainings to address needs for families and school district personnel (SY 2021-22)
- CDE provides opportunities for LEAs to engage in post-school outcomes data discussions to identify strengths in current practices and opportunities to improve response rate from Hispanic and Black students through the targeted support.
- CDE offers statewide regional trainings on a variety of transition topics
- CDE provides monthly transition talks related to all aspects of secondary transition planning
- CDE hosts a statewide conference, the Transition Leadership Institute, each year to build LEA knowledge of evidence-based secondary transition practices
The feedback period has closed, and this video is included for information on the target-setting process (the Indicator 2 section starts at 00:00:14).
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