ERIC Number: ED400642
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Oct-4
Longitudinal Research on Children Who Received Early Childhood Special Education Services: The State Education Agency Perspective. Final Report.
In order to help formulate the research questions for a future study on the long-term outcomes of students with disabilities, this study collected information from eight states concerning their priorities for longitudinal research on students who received special education services under the age of 5 years. State directors of special education in the eight states were asked to rank nine proposed areas of research, including: (1) rate of retention; (2) home language and economic situation; (3) changes in disability classification over time, including de-classification; (4) rates of suspension and expulsion; (5) rate of graduation; (6) postsecondary status; (7) family satisfaction with preschool services/special education support; (8) mobility rate; and (9) provision of English as a second language services during elementary and secondary years. The high school graduation rate of students who received special education services under the age of 5 was the long-term outcome of most interest to states; mobility rate of these students was of least interest. Three state representatives added that they would be interested in achievement data in reference to the general education curriculum. (Author/CR)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Association of State Directors of Special Education, Alexandria, VA.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A
Note: Prepared by Project FORUM.