ERIC Number: EJ1172974
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Abstractor: As Provided
Special Education Transition Predictors for Post-School Success: Findings from the Field
Sprunger, Nikki S.; Harvey, Michael W.; Quick, Marilynn M.
Preventing School Failure, v62 n2 p116-128 2018
Legislation has mandated that secondary schools provide services for students with disabilities that prepare them for independent living, employment, and/or post-secondary education (IDEA, 2004). This study examined the perceptions of special education directors, assistant directors/program coordinators, and secondary special education teachers concerning the current knowledge, usage, and effectiveness of evidenced-based transition predictors in Indiana and their impact on post-school outcomes. The results indicate that there is agreement among the respondents of the knowledge, utilization, and effectiveness of the 16 transition predictors. However, programs of study, inter-agency collaboration, paid employment/work experiences, and work study programs were identified as a concern. Recommendations to improve transition practice and additional research are made for future success.
Descriptors: Secondary Schools, Secondary School Students, Disabilities, Transitional Programs, Planning, Attitude Measures, Administrators, Special Education Teachers, Knowledge Level, Program Effectiveness, Predictor Variables, Use Studies, Agency Cooperation, Employment Level, Work Study Programs, Readiness, Access to Education, Surveys, Evidence, Likert Scales, Statistical Analysis, Equal Education, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Indiana
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
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