ERIC Number: ED396476
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
A Disability Perspective on Five Years of Education Reform. Synthesis Report 22.
Geenen, Kristin; And Others
This monograph summarizes educational policy trends of the past 5 years in terms of their implications for the educational outcomes of students with disabilities. The first section reviews the gradual development of federal and state policies concerning goal and standard-setting activities, accountability, and large-scale and alternative assessments. The second section examines the participation of students with disabilities in major national and selected state data collection programs, including the National Assessment of Educational Progress; the National Longitudinal Transition Study; the National Education Longitudinal Study of 1988; the National Adult Literacy Survey; the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study; and state assessments in Connecticut, Louisiana, and New York. The final section evaluates data on educational outcomes for students with disabilities at the national and state levels by academic level (preschool, elementary, middle school, secondary, and postsecondary) using the National Center on Educational Outcomes conceptual model. Student educational outcomes were found to be a function of disability type and programming. A conclusion stresses the paucity of data on the educational outcomes of students with disabilities and urges the participation and accommodation of students with disabilities in national and state assessments. (Contains 63 references.) (DB)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Accountability, Alternative Assessment, Data Collection, Disabilities, Educational Assessment, Educational Change, Educational Objectives, Educational Policy, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Longitudinal Studies, National Programs, National Standards, National Surveys, Outcomes of Education, Postsecondary Education, State Standards, Student Participation, Testing Accommodations, Trend Analysis
National Center on Educational Outcomes, University of Minnesota, 350 Elliott Hall, 75 East River Road, Minneapolis, MN 55455 ($10).
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Center on Educational Outcomes, Minneapolis, MN.
Identifiers: Connecticut; Louisiana; National Center on Educational Outcomes; New York