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ERIC Number: ED495963
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Mar
Pages: 4
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 2
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Timing and Duration of Student Participation in Special Education in the Primary Grades. Issue Brief. NCES 2007-043
Holt, Emily W.; McGrath, Daniel J.; Herring, William L.
National Center for Education Statistics
This Issue Brief reports the timing of entry into special education and the number of grades in which students receive special education across the primary grades. About 12 percent of students receive special education in at least one of the grades: kindergarten, first, and third grade, including 16 percent of boys, 8 percent of girls, 18 percent of poor children, and 10 percent of nonpoor children. One in three students who receive special education in early grades, first receive special education in kindergarten. Half of those who begin special education in kindergarten are no longer receiving special education by third grade. In addition to students' gender and poverty status, results are presented separately for other student and school characteristics, including race/ethnicity and school control, urbanicity, region, and poverty concentration. Data for this brief come from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Studies, Kindergarten Class of 1998-99 (ECLS-K). (Contains 1 table and 4 endnotes.)
National Center for Education Statistics. Available from: ED Pubs. P.O. Box 1398, Jessup, MD 20794-1398. Tel: 877-433-7827; Web site: http://nces.ed.gov/help/orderinfo.asp
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 1; Grade 3; Kindergarten; Primary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
IES Funded: Yes