ERIC Number: ED482518
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003-Nov
Does Educational Placement Matter in the Performance of Students with Disabilities?
Luster, Jane Nell; Durrett, John
This study explored the relationship between general education placements and performance of students with disabilities on state level assessments for grades 4 and 8 and graduation rates of students with disabilities. Analyses were for all 66 school districts in a Southern state. Results indicate there may be a relationship between the percent of students with disabilities receiving their education in general education classes and indicators of educational results. It has been asserted that the movement toward greater inclusion leads to greater positive educational results for students with disabilities. The findings of significant correlations of greater inclusion to higher rates of high school diplomas and of eighth-grade test passage are encouraging. (Contains 5 figures and 13 references.) (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Mid-South Educational Research Association (Biloxi, MS, November 2003).