ERIC Number: ED365024
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Student Outcomes: Studying the Effectiveness of Transition in Maine. Final Report.
Gilmer, Debbie; McElroy, Meg
This final report describes major activities of a Maine project to develop a follow-up and follow-along survey instrument and data management system to allow local school districts to determine outcomes for graduates with disabilities and use this information in program review and modifications. The report explains the process used in the 1-year project and presents a literature review addressing school completion rates, participation in postsecondary education, group membership/affiliation, gender differences, vocational education in high school, employment rates, independent living, and classroom placement. Information is then provided on survey design and development, field testing the pilot survey, telephone survey results, and recommendations for conducting the survey. The survey, involving 127 individuals who had received special education services before exiting school, found that over 75 percent live with parents or relatives; two-thirds were working, though only three respondents earn less than minimum wage; 78 percent had participated in postsecondary education; and over half participate in activities outside home or get together with friends more than once a week. Appendices include both the telephone and mail versions of the survey and an exit data summary sheet. (Contains 21 references.) (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Researchers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Administration on Developmental Disabilities (DHHS), Washington, DC.; Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Maine Univ., Orono. Center for Community Inclusion.
Identifiers - Location: Maine