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ERIC Number: EJ854906
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0195-7597
Students with and without Disabilities at Dawson College Graduate at the Same Rate
Jorgensen, Shirley; Fichten, Catherine S.; Havel, Alice; Lamb, Daniel; James, Crystal; Barile, Maria
Journal for Vocational Special Needs Education, v25 n2-3 p44-46 Win-Spr 2003
In an archival study, the academic outcomes of 653 Dawson College students with and 41,357 without disabilities were compared over a 12 year period starting in 1990 and ending in 2002. Results indicate that students with both physical and learning disabilities had graduation rates that were virtually identical to those of nondisabled students, although students with disabilities took approximately one semester longer to graduate. When average grades and course pass rates were examined, students with disabilities generally did at least as well, and in some cases significantly better than their nondisabled peers. The overall trend for grades and course pass rates was for students with learning disabilities/attention deficit disorder (ADD) to have similar or slightly poorer outcomes than the nondisabled sample, and for students with all other disabilities to have slightly superior outcomes. Males had poorer results than females with respect to all indicators. This was true for students both with and without disabilities.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada (Montreal)