ERIC Number: ED217636
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Jan
Reference Count: 0
An Epidemiological Study of Learning Disabled Adolescents in Secondary Schools: Classification and Discrimination of Learning Disabled and Low-Achieving Adolescents.
Warner, Michael M.; And Others
The paper, part of a research series on learning disabled (LD) adolescents, reports findings of a study on the variables which added significantly to group discrimination after ability and achievement had been controlled. Ss were 56 LD and 51 low achieving (LA) students in grades 7 through 12, their parents, and their regular classroom teachers. Assessment instruments topped a wide range of attitudes, behaviors, and characteristics of student Ss and their parents and teachers by asking them to answer a number of questions. LD adolescents, as a group, exhibited very low levels of achievement and the ability test scores were depressed. Once ability and achievement were taken into account, very litle else consistently added to the classification and discrimination process. Tables with statistical data make up more than half the document. (SB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Kansas Univ., Lawrence, Inst. for Research in Learning Disabilities.
Note: For related documents, see EC 142 714-720.