NPSO Center is pleased to announce the following OSEP approved document prepared in partnership with the National Dropout Prevention Center for Students with Disabilities (NDPC-SD). You may also be interested in reading the notes from the Community of Practice Teleconference call in November 2006. Dr. Loujeania Williams Bost, Director of the NDPC-SD shared ideas on how to increase the response rate by locating drop-outs and other hard-to-find youth.
Links to the document and to the notes are below. Documents and Presentations <http://www.psocenter.org/collecting.html#docs> Collecting Post-School Outcome Data: Strategies for Increasing Response Rates (.pdf) prepared by Sandra Covington Smith and Loujeania Williams Bost at the National Dropout Prevention Center for Students with Disabilities (NDPC-SD). This brief contains an overview of the requirement to collect post-school outcome data and challenges experienced by states in collecting these data. Recommendations and strategies that states can use to secure sufficient response rates, especially from youth who drop out of school, are provided. OSEP approved June 2007. Teleconference Notes <http://www.psocenter.org/cofp.html#tele> November 28, 2006 Topic: ³Collecting Post-School Outcome Data: Increasing Response Rates and Locating Hard-to-Find Youth² Presenter: Loujeania Williams Bost, Director, National Dropout Prevention Center for Students with Disabilities.