ERIC Number: ED342174
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Nov
A Two Year Follow-Up Study on Junior High Students at Risk and Special Education Factors.
Lombardi, Thomas P.; Odell, Kerry S.
The study reported here is an analysis of 100 seventh graders who were part of a 1989 and 1991 follow-up Phi Delta Kappa study on high risk students enrolled in general education. In 1989, 26 of the 100 students were identified as at risk. Approximately 39% of the at-risk students were identified as eligible for special education, the vast majority as learning disabled. After 2 years of program interventions, the at-risk students were still being retained and failing to a greater degree than their non-at-risk counterparts. They used and sold drugs to a greater degree and received lower grades. More at-risk students received intervention services than their non-at-risk counterparts, including smaller classes, tutoring, extra skill training, extra materials, and special teachers. Intervention strategies did not seem to differ between special education students at risk and other students at risk. (15 references.) (JDD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Council for Exceptional Children's Topical Conference on At-Risk Children and Youth (New Orleans, LA, November 10-12, 1991).