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ERIC Number: EJ1090525
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Mar
Pages: 40
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0034-6543
What Works, When, for Whom, and with Whom: A Meta-Analytic Review of Predictors of Postsecondary Success for Students with Disabilities
Haber, Mason G.; Mazzotti, Valerie L.; Mustian, April L.; Rowe, Dawn A.; Bartholomew, Audrey L.; Test, David W.; Fowler, Catherine H.
Review of Educational Research, v86 n1 p123-162 Mar 2016
Students with disabilities experience poorer post-school outcomes compared with their peers without disabilities. Existing experimental literature on "what works" for improving these outcomes is rare; however, a rapidly growing body of research investigates correlational relationships between experiences in school and post-school outcomes. A meta-analytic review provides means for assessing which experiences show the strongest relationships with long-term outcomes and variability in these relationships by outcome, research design, and population. This article presents a meta-analysis of in-school predictors of postsecondary employment, education, and independent living of youth with disabilities, examining 35 sources and 27 samples (N = 16,957) published from January of 1984 through May of 2010. Predictors showed differing relationships with education versus employment. Some of the least studied predictors, especially those involving multistakeholder collaboration, had larger effects than predictors more typically the focus of correlational research. Implications for future research and practice are considered.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Information Analyses
Education Level: Postsecondary Education; Higher Education
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Language: English
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