ERIC Number: ED315967
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1986-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Special Education Postsecondary Longitudinal Study: Preliminary Report, 1985-86. Publication No. 482.
Renfroe, William; And Others
The preliminary report presents first year findings of a 5-year study on the training and employment experienced by Los Angeles high school students with disabilities and their post-high school employment and other activities. This report presents baseline data against which future annual reports will be compared. The study group consists of 945 senior high handicapped students receiving special education services. A pre-graduation data form and a survey of student plans were used to gather the baseline data. Preliminary analysis indicates that the sample contains twice as many male as female students, that most of the students are enrolled in special day classes at regular high schools, that most students are taking regular or modified vocational training, and that about half the students work. More than half the graduates plan to continue their education for which most plan to attend a 2-year college; 63% of students planning to continue their education expressed interest in vocational or technical courses; and 82% of graduates planned to be employed full or part time by the following fall. The report also includes detailed statistical analyses and the evaluation and data gathering forms used. (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Los Angeles Unified School District, CA. Research and Evaluation Branch.
Identifiers - Location: California (Los Angeles)