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ERIC Number: EJ855760
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 46
ISSN: ISSN-0936-2835
Community College Students with Disabilities and Transfer to a Four-Year College
Ponticelli, Jan E.; Russ-Eft, Darlene
Exceptionality, v17 n3 p164-176 2009
This study examined 12 predictors for transfer from the community college to a four-year institution for students with disabilities. Pre-existing data from the California Community College Chancellor's Office (CCCCO) matched with data from the National Student Clearinghouse, running from the academic year 1995-1996 until 2006-2007, were used. This resulted in a sample of 31,590 students with disabilities. Of the 4,741 students with disabilities who transferred to a four-year college during that 12-year time period, the average number of years for a transfer was 5.83. A logistic regression with all 21 predictors significantly predicted transfer, X[superscript 2] (21, N = 26,751) = 4918.46, p less than 0.001. Variables that were found to have a strong relationship with transfer were also found to be the strongest predictors of transfer: (a) proportion of transfer courses in which enrolled, and (b) proportion of units students completed out of the total number in which students enrolled. Implications for practice and for research are discussed. (Contains 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California