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ERIC Number: EJ1013626
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0014-4029
Predicting Eighth-Grade Algebra Students with Individualized Education Programs
Faulkner, Valerie N.; Crossland, Cathy L.; Stiff, Lee V.
Exceptional Children, v79 n3, p329-345 Spr 2013
This study investigated the extent to which student performance and teacher perception of student performance affect placement in eighth-grade mathematics classes for students with disabilities. Authors used the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study--Kindergarten dataset to investigate how each of the following factors predicted placement in eighth-grade algebra or above: (a) fifth-grade cognitive math performance, (b) fifth-grade teacher rating of student ability, and (c) student enrollment in special education services. When controlling for various student characteristics, including student mathematical performance, students who received special education services had reduced odds of being placed in algebra by the time they entered eighth grade. Teacher evaluations of student performance played a greater role for special education students (particularly those with individualized education programs who had inconsistently demonstrated high performance) than for their typically developing peers. (Contains 7 tables and 4 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 5; Grade 8; Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Early Childhood Longitudinal Survey
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A