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ERIC Number: ED525871
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 126
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1245-0187-1
Parents' and Students' Perspectives of Transition Planning and Post-Secondary Outcomes
Morgan, Valda R. Beasley
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, Texas Woman's University
One of many responsibilities for public schools concerning students with mental retardation is to assist students with the development of their individual transition plans. The purpose of this study was to evaluate if post-secondary outcomes identified for students with mental retardation while in public school were the actual outcomes in which they engaged since graduation from high school. This study utilized a two part investigatory approach, (1) involvement of a focus group using the Metaplan process (Schnelle, 2008) and (2) a review of students' admission, review and dismissal (ARD)/individualized education program (IEP) team meeting minutes. Data from these processes were analyzed using a narrative of participants' responses to the research questions, and standard deviation to address the distribution of rating scores obtained when evaluating standards of evidence found in the review of the meeting minutes. The participants were graduates of a North Texas area public school system. Two former students and two parents participated in the focus group session. Total participants in the focus group sessions N = 4. Total records of former students reviewed, N = 15. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Texas