ERIC Number: ED335821
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
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Characteristics of Students Receiving Special Education Services in a Central Minnesota School District According to Setting, Classification, and Level of Service.
Ittenbach, Richard F.; And Others
The records of 1,231 preschool, elementary, and secondary students receiving special education services in a central Minnesota school district were evaluated to provide information on differences according to setting, classification, and level of service. Data were analyzed within the context of four broad domains: demographics (age, race, gender, socioeconomic status, residence, school setting, and grade), academic performance (reading achievement, math achievement, written language achievement, academic aptitude, and absenteeism), special education services (handicap classification and level of service), and family constellation information (parental status, siblings, paternal education, and maternal education). Differences between students enrolled in public and nonpublic settings were observed in each of the four domains. Students' records divided according to classification resulted in substantive differences in the areas of academic performance, special education services, and family constellation information. Data analyzed according to level of service resulted in substantive differences for demographic, academic, and special education service variables. (Includes 29 references.) (Author/JDD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Sponsor: Minnesota State Dept. of Education, St. Paul.
Authoring Institution: Saint Cloud Independent School District 742, MN.