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ERIC Number: ED513818
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 20
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 7
A Longitudinal Study of Illinois High School Graduates with Disabilities: A Six-Year Analysis of Postsecondary Enrollment and Completion. Policy Research: IERC 2010-4
Lichtenberger, Eric J.
Illinois Education Research Council
This study highlights the postsecondary pathways of students with disabilities from the Illinois high school class of 2002 (N=7,598) and provides comparisons to the students from the same cohort without a disability (N=105,537). The current study has two parts: 1) an analysis of the differences between students with disabilities and students without a disability in terms of demographic and academic characteristics, in addition to characteristics of the students' respective high schools; and 2) an analysis of the students' initial level of enrollment in higher education and the attainment of an intended outcome, for instance, obtaining a bachelor's degree for those initially enrolling at a four-year institution. The results of this study can be used to help identify some of the problem areas along the educational pipeline for students with disabilities in an effort to inform the work of policymakers and practitioners. Such information could be used to improve key transition points in the pipeline and reduce disparities that exist between students with disabilities and those without. (Contains 5 tables and 11 figures.)
Illinois Education Research Council. Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Campus Box 1064, Edwardsville, IL 62026. Tel: 866-799-4372; Tel: 618-650-2840; Fax: 618-650-2425; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Secondary Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Southern Illinois University, Illinois Education Research Council
Identifiers - Location: Illinois
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: ACT Assessment