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ERIC Number: EJ797691
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Sep
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 30
ISSN: ISSN-1937-6928
Adolescents with Disabilities in High School Setting: Student Characteristics and Setting Dynamics
Deshler, Donald D.; Lenz, B. Keith; Bulgren, Janis; Schumaker, Jean B.; Davis, Betsy; Grossen, Bonnie; Marquis, Janet
Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, v2 n2 p30-48 Sep 2004
The purpose of this investigation was two-fold: (1) to gather descriptive information in the areas of salient student characteristics, level of participation in general education classes, current level of functioning, and student outcomes (e.g., GPAs, performance on state or national exams) for students with disabilities (SWDs) in high school settings; and (2) to get a day-long picture of what life is like in the lives of high school students with disabilities. The intention of this study was to move beyond the "one-shot," partial view of the kinds of data sets and information primarily available to educators through traditional studies that generally do not consider the broader array of contextual factors that impact student performance. Collectively, the data from these two studies were seen as being foundational in the eventual design of interventions to enhance student performance. (Contains 8 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A