Data Analysis & Use imageData Analysis & Use

Data analysis and use or "data-driven decision making" is a critical aspect of quality service provision from the student level - collecting and responding to formative and summative data and making instructional and service decisions to address strengths and needs - to the school building, agency, district and community, and state level - collecting and responding to data on the effectiveness of programs and processes to make policy, funding, and other systems level decisions. Collecting, analyzing, and using data in meaningful ways at the student level are important aspects of Transition Planning and a critical component of efforts to increase the likelihood of Graduation. The resources located in this area of NTACT's website are focused on systems level (schools, districts, community agencies, councils, state agencies) analysis and use of data to improve the quality of transition education and services.


  • Transition Indicators
    LAST UPDATED: 06/21/2019

    Resources for indicator:

    • B-1: Graduation Rate
    • B-2: Dropout Rate
    • B-13: Transition Planning Service Compliance
    • B-14: Post-school Outcomes


    View Indicator Information

  • Evaluation Toolkit
    LAST UPDATED: 12/17/2018

    This toolkit is designed assist transition educators and service providers to improve their programs and services by determining what is working, what is not working, and what needs to be changed or replicated. This toolkit will show you how. It provides specific examples for state and local teams who are developing goals and tasks to improve transition education and services for students with disabilities. 

    Visit the evaluation toolkit

  • Transition Indicators
    LAST UPDATED: 12/17/2018

    Resources for Improving States' Performance on the State Performance Plan (SPP)/ Annual Performance Report (APR) Part B Secondary Transition Indicators

  • Resources for Collecting your I-14 Data
    LAST UPDATED: 08/13/2018
  • What is the SSIP?
    LAST UPDATED: 07/26/2018

    The State Systemic Improvement Plan (Indicator Part B-17 of the SPP/APR)  is “a comprehensive, ambitious, yet achievable multi-year plan for improving results for children with disabilities” and consists of three phases, beginning with the identification of a State Identified Measurable Result (SIMR), submitted to OSEP in April, 2015. NTACT is partnering with the National Center on Systemic Improvement Website for NCSI and the IDEA Data Center Website for IDC to assist States as they select and initially implement improvement activities and develop evaluation plans in phases 2 and 3 of the SSIP. Specifically, NTACT will assist States focused on Graduation or Post-School Outcomes as their SIMR and participate in NCSI's Graduation and Post-School Outcomes State Learning Collaborative. For specific guidance and assistance from NTACT, please contact us For more information about the SSIP from OSEP, visit


  • Transition Gradebook
    LAST UPDATED: 09/18/2020

    A school-level tool for recording individual students’ transition-related activities, including the required pre-employment transition services (Pre-ETS), and various risk and protective factors associated with dropout, graduation and positive postschool outcomes.

    Learn more at

    Transition Gradebook walkthrough Video (mp4)


  • Data Analysis and Use Tools - student and system level
    LAST UPDATED: 12/17/2018

    This provides various resources to assist state and local teams as they collect, analyze, and use data to improve practice.

  • Common Performance Measures (VR)
    LAST UPDATED: 12/17/2018

    Resource to consider aboth WIOA performance measures and IDEA requirements. View for more resources on this topic.

  • State Toolkit for Examining Post-School Success (STEPSS) Facilitators Guide
    LAST UPDATED: 12/17/2018

    STEPSS Tool Contact Charlotte Alverson for more information.