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ERIC Number: EJ906487
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Dec
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 17
ISSN: ISSN-0885-7288
Methods for Collecting Postschool Outcomes Data on Young Adults with Disabilities: A Literature Synthesis
Alverson, Charlotte Y.; Naranjo, Jason M.; Yamamoto, Scott; Unruh, Deanne K.
Career Development for Exceptional Individuals, v33 n3 p155-164 Dec 2010
The current U.S. federal mandate for educational accountability requires state departments of education to collect data on the postschool employment and postsecondary school and/or training enrollment of young adults with disabilities. To examine how these data have been collected, we conducted a literature synthesis of follow-up and follow-along studies to answer four critical questions: (a) What data collection methods were used? (b) What were the sample characteristics? (c) What variables were examined? (d) What postschool outcomes were identified? We report the answers to these questions, discuss the limitations of our synthesis, outline implications for stakeholders, and make recommendations for state researchers collecting postschool outcomes data and for education professionals using these data to improve secondary transition programs for students with disabilities. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education; High Schools; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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