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ERIC Number: ED495660
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Aug
Pages: 24
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 8
An Overview of Findings from Wave 2 of the National Longitudinal Transition Study-2 (NLTS2). NCSER 2006-3004
Wagner, Mary; Newman, Lynn; Cameto, Renee; Levine, Phyllis; Garza, Nicolle
National Center for Special Education Research
This report is an executive summary of two previously-released reports presenting findings from Wave 2: The Academic Achievement and Functional Performance of Youth with Disabilities and After High School: A First Look at the Postschool Experiences of Youth with Disabilities. Some key findings presented in the Overview include the following: (1) A direct assessment of students' language arts, mathematics abilities, and content knowledge in science and social studies suggests that from 77 to 86% of youth with disabilities have standard scores below the mean for the general population; (2) While about 2% of youth in the general population have standard scores that are more than two standard deviations below the mean (i.e., below 70), among youth with disabilities who participated in the NLTS2 direct assessment, from 14 to 27% had scores that were more than two standard deviations below the mean across subtests; (3) Up to 2 years after leaving high school, almost 8 in 10 out-of-school youth with disabilities have been engaged in postsecondary education, paid employment, or training to prepare them for employment; and (4) About 3 in 10 out-of-school youth with disabilities have been enrolled in some kind of postsecondary school since leaving high school, with one in five attending a postsecondary school at the time of the Wave 2 interview. This rate of current enrollment is less than half that of their peers in the general population (41 percent). (Contains 4 footnotes.) [This report was produced by the National Center for Special Education Research.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Institute of Education Sciences (ED), Washington, DC.; SRI International, Menlo Park, CA.
IES Funded: Yes