ERIC Number: ED361928
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
What Makes a Difference? Factors Related to Postsecondary School Attendance for Young People with Disabilities.
Newman, Lynn; Cameto, Renee
This paper presents findings of a 6-year study exploring factors contributing to postsecondary school attendance or nonattendance by youth with disabilities based on data from the National Longitudinal Transition Study of Special Education Students (NLTS) for 8,000 students, ages 13 through 21, with disabilities. Factors found to be related to enrollment in postsecondary institutions included student ability/achievement, parental education, family/school urbanicity, parent expectations, enrollment in academic classes, and involvement in high school group activities. Students who were mainstreamed in high school academic classes were found to be more likely to go on to postsecondary education, and students who displayed antisocial or behavioral problems were found to be less likely to enroll in postsecondary education. Findings for postsecondary academic programs were similar to those for vocational programs. Appendices provide background information on the NLTS sample and a list of 19 reports and papers based on the NLTS. (Contains 45 references.) (PB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Parents
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: SRI International, Menlo Park, CA.
IES Cited: ED544172