ERIC Number: ED379905
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Matching Information in National Data Collection Programs to a Model of School Completion Outcomes and Indicators. Technical Report 7.
McGrew, Kevin S.; And Others
This study mapped the correspondence between indicators included in "Educational Outcomes and Indicators for Students Completing School," developed by the National Center on Educational Outcomes (NCEO), and indicators included in national data collection programs. These data collection programs included such efforts as the National Assessment of Educational Progress, the National Longitudinal Transition Study of Special Education Students, the National Education Longitudinal Study of 1992, the National Health Interview Survey, and others. Results indicated that important school completion outcomes for all students are substantially represented in the national data collection system. Across 13 national data collection programs, 91 percent of the NCEO school completion outcome indicators were found to be represented by at least one measure. However, it is currently not possible to produce comprehensive reports about the status of students with disabilities due to the significant exclusion of such students from data collection programs and the variable or nonexistent identification of such students in national data collection programs. Recommendations are provided to realize the potential for producing useful policy-relevant information regarding school completion outcomes for students with disabilities. (Contains 22 references.) (JDD)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Data Collection, Disabilities, Educational Assessment, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Criteria, Graduation Requirements, Measurement Techniques, Models, National Programs, National Surveys, Student Educational Objectives, Student Evaluation, Student Participation
National Center on Educational Outcomes (NCEO), 350 Elliott Hall, 75 East River Rd., University Of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455 ($10).
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Saint Cloud State Univ., MN.; National Center on Educational Outcomes, Minneapolis, MN.; National Association of State Directors of Special Education, Alexandria, VA.; Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Coll. of Education.