ERIC Number: ED409672
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Transition Systems Change: Lessons Learned in Continuing the Momentum and Evaluating Results.
Colley, Debra A.
This paper discusses the results of an investigation that evaluated the outcomes of former students with disabilities who received special education transition services in New York State. The evaluation included a survey of 225 high school vocational rehabilitation case records and post-school interviews with 720 former special education students. The results of transition implementation were analyzed based on data from school exit information, postsecondary education participation, independent living services, and employment. The results found: (1) the number of students with disabilities enrolled in institutions of higher education increased by 45 percent from 1992 to 1996; (2) the number of students with disabilities enrolled in adult basic education and GED programs increased by 83 percent from 1990-91 through 1996-97; (3) the number of special education students participating in Tech Prep programs increased by 550 percent from 1993-94 through 1995-96; (4) 46 percent of the former special education students were working; (5) 17 percent of the students were attending postsecondary education programs; and (6) 78 percent were living at home. Results also indicate that compared to former students in general education, the youth with disabilities were working more, attending postsecondary education less, and seeking work to a greater extent. (CR)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Disabilities, Education Work Relationship, Educational Assessment, Employment, Enrollment, High School Equivalency Programs, High Schools, Outcomes of Education, Postsecondary Education, Special Education, Student Development, Surveys, Transitional Programs, Vocational Rehabilitation, Young Adults
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Office of Vocational and Educational Services for Individuals with Disabilities.
Identifiers - Location: New York