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ERIC Number: EJ1079059
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Dec
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2165-1434
Reported Accommodations and Supports Provided to Secondary and Postsecondary Students with Disabilities: National Perspective
Newman, Lynn A.; Madaus, Joseph W.
Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, v38 n3 p173-181 Dec 2015
There is a dearth of information on specific accommodations used by students with disabilities at the secondary and postsecondary levels. Using data from the National Longitudinal Transition Study-2, researchers examined a nationally representative cohort of 3,190 students with disabilities who reported that they had ever enrolled in a postsecondary program since leaving high school. Analysis of differences in rates of self-disclosure indicated that only 35% of youth with disabilities informed their college of their disability. Whereas 95% received disability-based accommodations at the secondary level, only 23% did so at the postsecondary level. Likewise, 59% received at least one modification at the secondary level but only 4% did in college. Implications for practice and future research are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Institute of Education Sciences (ED)
Authoring Institution: N/A
IES Funded: Yes
Grant or Contract Numbers: R305A120300