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ERIC Number: EJ844204
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 40
ISSN: ISSN-0014-4029
Predictors of Change in Eligibility Status among Preschoolers in Special Education
Daley, Tamara C.; Carlson, Elaine
Exceptional Children, v75 n4 p412-426 Sum 2009
Relatively little is known about the incidence of declassification among young children who receive preschool special education services or about factors associated with declassification. The Pre-Elementary Education Longitudinal Study (PEELS) follows a nationally representative sample of children who were receiving preschool special education services in 2003-2004. Data from PEELS show that approximately 16% of preschoolers who received special education services stopped receiving those services, or were "declassified," each year over a 2-year period. In a multivariate logistic regression, significant variables predicting declassification included child gender, size of the district's preschool special education program, district wealth, disability category, ratings of problem behaviors, severity of impairment, and scores on the Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Preschool Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test