ERIC Number: EJ1129922
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Feb
Abstractor: As Provided
Republication of "A Propensity Score Matching Analysis of the Effects of Special Education Services"
Morgan, Paul L.; Frisco, Michelle L.; Farkas, George; Hibel, Jacob
Journal of Special Education, v50 n4 p197-214 Feb 2017
Since the landmark enactment of Education of the Handicapped Act in 1975, special education supports and services have been provided to children with disabilities. Although costly, the intentionality of these specialized services has been to advance the educational and societal opportunities of children with disabilities as they progress to adulthood. For our republished article in this issue of "JSE's" 50th anniversary volume, we have selected an article by Paul Morgan, Michelle Frisco, George Farkas, and Jacob Hibel. In this research, Morgan and his colleagues quantified the effectiveness of special education services on children's learning and behavioral outcomes using large-scale longitudinal data. Their results challenge all education professionals to explore ways to increase the effectiveness of special education and to document research efforts that provide clear evidence that the services and supports provided to individuals with disabilities are improving the extent to which they fully experience the benefits of education and participate fully in society.
Descriptors: Disabilities, Kindergarten, Mathematics Skills, Special Education, Instructional Effectiveness, Longitudinal Studies, Child Behavior, Behavior Problems, Behavior Change, Reading Skills, Special Needs Students, Control Groups, Matched Groups, Measures (Individuals), Children, Surveys, Regression (Statistics)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Kindergarten; Primary Education; Early Childhood Education
Sponsor: Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) (NIH)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Early Childhood Longitudinal Survey
Grant or Contract Numbers: R01HD050144