ERIC Number: ED392205
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
School Choice and Students with Disabilities: The Practice and the Policy. Research Report No. 17. Enrollment Options for Students with Disabilities.
Lange, Cheryl M.
This paper synthesizes 5 years of research examining three Minnesota school choice options for students with disabilities: (1) open enrollment; (2) High School Graduation Incentives (a second chance option for at-risk students); and (3) Postsecondary Enrollment Options Program (which allows 11th and 12th graders to enroll in college courses for high school and college credit at no cost). Analysis of the three options addresses program characteristics, participation rates of students with disabilities, impact of transfer as a function of disability classification, student characteristics and reasons for transfer, impact on school districts of transfer of students with disabilities, and program impact. Students with disabilities are participating in each of these options. Questions are raised on the impact of such options on schools, such as how such programs should be evaluated and locus of responsibility for support services. (Contains 22 references.) (DB)
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Credit Courses, Disabilities, Dropout Prevention, Educational Practices, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, High Risk Students, Nontraditional Education, Open Enrollment, Postsecondary Education, School Choice, State Programs, Transfer Policy, Transfer Students, Trend Analysis
University of Minnesota, 350 Elliott Hall, 75 East River Road, Minneapolis, MN 55455 ($14).
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Coll. of Education.
Note: For other reports in this series, see ED 343 361-364, ED 367 069, ED 367 103-109, EJ 507 975, and EC 304 633-635.