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ERIC Number: EJ887256
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Aug
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 21
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1547-1888
Early Identification of Middle School At-Risk Students with Learning and Behavioral Disorders
Bowman, Lisa J.
Multiple Voices for Ethnically Diverse Exceptional Learners, v7 n2 p48-59 Aug 2004
Culturally and linguistically diverse students with learning disorders (LD) and emotional or behavioral disorders (E/BD) have higher school dropout rates than their peers with and without disabilities. The primary purpose of this study was to determine how early potential dropouts could be identified. Research questions included the following: (a) What variable(s) best predict group membership (high, moderate, or low risk)? (b) How early can group membership be predicted? (c) Are there significant differences between students with LD and those with E/BD? and (d) Are there significant differences between ethnic groups? Participants were 28 middle school students with LD and E/BD. Results indicated that teachers' comments about discipline problems in the first grade distinguished group membership. (Contains 3 tables.)
Division for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learners, Council for Exceptional Children. 1110 North Glebe Road Suite 300, Arlington, VA 22201. Tel: 888-232-7733; Fax: 703-264-9494; e-mail: multiplevoices1@austin.utexas.edu; Web site: http://www.cec.sped.org/ddel
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A