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Indicator 14

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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 are two links to view how the State of Colorado performed in 2016 and 2017.

  • Performance Report, Colorado 2016 (PPT)
  • Performance Report, Colorado 2017 (PPT)

Results from Past Surveys

All Targets were missed 2021.

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) 866-6721

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