Post-school SuccessPost-school Success

The purpose of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (2004) is to ensure that all children with disabilities have available to them a free appropriate public education that emphasizes special education and related services designed to meet their unique needs and prepare them for further education, employment, and independent living. As the OSEP and RSA funded technical assistance and dissemination center focused on improving the postsecondary outcomes of students with disabilities, one of NTAC T's primary charges is to assist state and local agencies' capacity to increase student access to, participation in, and success in (a) rigorous academic coursework and (b) career-related curricula designed to prepare students for postsecondary education and careers.


  • Predictor Descriptions
    LAST UPDATED: 09/18/2020

    Effective Predictors Matrix.

  • Research-Based Predictors
    LAST UPDATED: 12/19/2018

    NTACT has identifed predictors of post-school success from the research. Background resources and more detail is available for download.

  • Implementing Predictors
    LAST UPDATED: 12/19/2018

    Additional resources related to implementing specific predictors.


  • The Guide for Using the PISA
    LAST UPDATED: 09/18/2020

    This document provides information about the process a school-level team will use to complete the Predictor Implementation School/ District Self-Assessment (PISA).

  • Predictor Implementation School/ District Self-Assessment
    LAST UPDATED: 09/18/2020

    This tool provides operational definitions of each of the research-based predictors of post-school success (Test, Mazzotti, et al., 2009; Rowe et al., 2014) and suggestions for teams to assess the level of implementation of each.

  • Predictors Correlated with Post-School Outcome Areas
    LAST UPDATED: 09/18/2020

    List of the predictors of post-school success, as identified in a review of quality correlational research (Test, Mazzotti, et al., 2009).