Research Summarized! Developing Collaborative and Integrated Systems

Developing Collaborative and Integrated Systems is one of five key impact areas identified by the National Deaf Center on Postsecondary Outcomes in its review of the literature on practices that address root causes of challenges to deaf individuals' postsecondary attainment.

Many of the current structures of services for deaf individuals operate in silos and often lack coordination, which indicates an immediate need for systemic change. Disparate data systems and administrative structures make it difficult to coordinate a timely, effective transition support process. Through the development and implementation of the Results-Driven Accountability framework, the Office of Special Education Programs has positioned itself to support states in driving systems changes that lead to improved outcomes for students with disabilities.

See the full list of Key Impact Areas.