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ERIC Number: EJ1147456
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Sep
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-8756-8705
Increasing Graduation Rates for Students with Disabilities: Success Stories from West Virginia
Wilkins, Julia; Ruddle, Karen; Paitsel, Sheila; Duffield, Kelly; Minch, Amy; Hesson, Craig; Baker, Sherry; Harper, Sara; Jennings, R. Lanai
Rural Special Education Quarterly, v33 n3 p3-13 Sep 2014
In 2010, the National Dropout Prevention Center for Students with Disabilities (NDPC-SD) partnered with the West Virginia Department of Education Office of Special Programs to provide intensive technical assistance to 12 school districts to help them design and implement evidence-based programs to increase the graduation rates of students with disabilities. In this article, we describe the initiative and interventions implemented in five districts that successfully decreased dropout and increased graduation among students with disabilities. We provide graduation data from the 2008-2009 school year along with graduation data from 2012-2013 to demonstrate the gains made in these rural school districts. All names of districts and schools have been changed.
SAGE Publications and Hammill Institute on Disabilities. 2455 Teller Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91320. Tel: 800-818-7243; Tel: 805-499-9774; Fax: 800-583-2665; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: West Virginia
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