ERIC Number: ED416612
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Exam Performance in Special Schools.
This report presents an analysis in text and tables of performance on the 1995 and 1996 General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) examinations by students who attended special educational schools in England. The main conclusions were: (1) nearly 70 percent of English special schools who have students at Year 11 (15 to 16 years old) had no students taking the GCSE examinations in 1996; (2) only 4 percent of Year 11 students in special schools achieved 5 or more A to G grades on the GCSE, compared with 87 percent of students in mainstream schools; (3) given the diverse population in special schools, success in examinations would be expected to be higher; and (4) results suggest that special schools are not providing adequate curriculum support for the wide range of students they are teaching in Year 11. Results also support the inclusion of students with disabilities in mainstream secondary schools through increasing accessibility to buildings and curriculum. Appendices detail school performance by local education agency and school. (DB)
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Disabilities, Educational Assessment, Foreign Countries, Inclusive Schools, Mainstreaming, Minimum Competency Testing, National Competency Tests, Secondary Education, Special Schools, Testing Programs
Centre for Studies on Inclusive Education (CSIE), 1 Redland Close, Elm Lane, Redland, Bristol BS6 6UE, England, United Kingdom; phone: 0117-923-8450; fax: 0117-923-8460 (5.50 British pounds, includes postage and handling).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Centre for Studies on Inclusive Education, Bristol (England).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)