Washington State Department of Social and Health Services

Research & Data Analysis Division


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Connections to Employment and Education

Six Year Outcomes for 12th Grade Special Education Students Served by DSHS

This report examines the educational and employment experiences of special education students in Washington State who were first time 12th graders in Academic Year (AY) 2005/06 and served by DSHS at some point between State Fiscal Year (SFY) 2006 and 2008. We found that 1) the majority of students in the study population completed their high school education and one-third had at least some college, 2) about half of the students were working or in college six years after first entering the 12th grade, and 3) DDA clients who also received DVR services were more likely to be connected to work or school.