ERIC Number: ED207272
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Academic Achievement in a Handicapped and a Non-Handicapped Incarcerated Juvenile Delinquent Population.
Hill, Nancy C.; And Others
Academic achievement in reading, arithmetic, and spelling was investigated among 42 incarcerated emotionally handicapped (EH), learning disabled (LD), educable mentally retarded (EMR), and nonidentified incarcerated juvenile delinquents (12 to 17 years old). Ss were administered the Wide Range Achievement Test to determine level of achievement in relationship to placement. Results indicated that the handicapped delinquents were achieving between 5 to 8 years below grade placement while the nonhandicapped delinquents were functioning 3 to 6 years below grade placement. The LD group was achieving approximately 5 to 6 years below, the EH group was achieving 5 to 6 years below, and the EMR group was achieving approximately 7 to 8 years below expected grade placement. There was a significant difference between the nonhandicapped and the handicapped groups in reading, spelling, and arithmetic; however, there was also a significant difference between groups in both age and grade placement. (Author/SB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Delinquent Handicapped; Incarcerated Youth
Note: Paper presented at the Annual International Convention of The Council for Exceptional Children (59th, New York, NY, April 12-17, 1981, Session B-10).