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ERIC Number: EJ1129883
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0741-9325
Examining National Trends in Educational Placements for Students with Significant Disabilities
Morningstar, Mary E.; Kurth, Jennifer A.; Johnson, Paul E.
Remedial and Special Education, v38 n1 p3-12 Jan-Feb 2017
Using the least restrictive environments (LRE) data from annual "Reports to Congress," this study examined national trends in placement between 2000 and 2014 for school-aged students considered to have significant disabilities from among the categories of autism (ASD), intellectual disability (ID), multiple disabilities (MD), and deaf-blindness (DB). Educational placement trends were calculated using a log ratio index, and students with significant disabilities were compared with groups of students from the other disability groups. Results confirmed that access to general education settings is lacking for this group of students. Implications for policies and practices as well as suggested future research are provided.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Information Analyses
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Language: English
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