ERIC Number: ED077925
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Follow-Up of Applicants for Admission to Graduate Programs in Special Education. Occasional Paper #11.
Rubin, Rosalyn A.
As one means of assessing the effects of graduate programs and fellowship awards in special education, a survey of the educational and professional status of special education applicants was conducted approximately 4 years after the filing of original applications to graduate school. The survey showed the following results: a) 71 percent of fellowship recipients completed graduate degree programs, 82 percent pursued careers in special education, and 5 percent continued full-time graduate studies; b) 38 percent of graduate students without fellowships earned advanced degree and 62 percent were employed in special education; and c) candidate selection decisions based on the Miller Analogies Test scores and undergraduate grade point average rather than on clinical judgment would have reduced false positives among those accepted into degree programs by 36 percent, thus reducing false negatives by 40 percent. (Seven tables of statistical data are presented.) (BRB)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Research, Development, and Demonstration Center in Education of Handicapped Children.