ERIC Number: ED365086
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
The Transition Experiences of Young People with Disabilities. A Summary of Findings from the National Longitudinal Transition Study of Special Education Students.
Wagner, Mary; And Others
This report summarizes findings of the National Longitudinal Transition Study of Special Education Students (NLTS) in four areas: (1) the multiple dimensions of diversity and the characteristics of young people with disabilities; (2) secondary school programs, performance, and completion; (3) postschool outcomes; and (4) life profiles which provide a construct of independence. An overview of the NLTS notes the wide range of characteristics, experiences, and outcomes considered in the study which is based on parent/student telephone interviews, analysis of secondary school records, and a student school program survey. Under each of these areas, major findings are first highlighted, then each finding is explained in a one-page brief, and, finally, supporting graphs and tables provide detailed documentation. Sample findings from each of the four areas include: the majority of secondary school students with disabilities had cognitive learning problems; academic coursework dominated students' programs; there were strong gains in employment over time, so that 57 percent were competitively employed 3 to 5 years out of school; and gains in independence over time were not equally distributed across disability categories. (DB)
Descriptors: Disabilities, Dropouts, Educational Experience, Employment, Family Characteristics, Graduate Surveys, High School Graduates, Independent Living, Longitudinal Studies, Outcomes of Education, Profiles, Quality of Life, Secondary Education, Secondary School Students, Student Characteristics, Young Adults
SR International, 333 Ravenswood Ave., Menlo Park, CA 94025-3493 (Order No. 180, $25).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: SRI International, Menlo Park, CA.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Longitudinal Transition Study of Special Education Students
IES Cited: ED565682