ERIC Number: ED371493
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
F.Y.I. Bulletin, v1 n2 Win 1991
Eight tables, accompanied by brief textual information, present facts from 1985 to 1990 about the school experiences of youth with disabilities. The tables focus on: (1) enrollment in regular education courses by students with 11 types of disabilities attending regular secondary schools; (2) services received by secondary students with disabilities, by disability and type of service; (3) average per-pupil expenditures for special education programs by disability and program type; (4) number and percentage of disabled students ages 16-21 exiting the educational system, by disability and basis of exit; (5) postsecondary education participation of special education exiters; (6) mean American College Testing scores for high school students with disabilities requiring special testing; (7) factors associated with dropping out of secondary school for youth with disabilities; and (8) parental reports of reasons why adolescents drop out of secondary schools. The text and tables indicate that almost half of special education students receive additional services other than basic special education and that the total cost of educating a pupil in a self-contained program is 2.5 times the cost of educating a regular education pupil, while the cost of educating students in resource programs is 1.9 times that of a regular pupil. (JDD)
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Disabilities, Dropouts, Educational Experience, Educational Practices, Expenditure per Student, Mainstreaming, Postsecondary Education, Pupil Personnel Services, Secondary Education, Special Education, Student Characteristics
National Center for Youth with Disabilities, University of Minnesota, Box 721-UMHC, Harvard St., at East River Rd., Minneapolis, MN 55455.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. National Center for Youth with Disabilities.; Society for Adolescent Medicine, Minneapolis, MN.