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ERIC Number: EJ922062
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 28
ISSN: ISSN-0734-6670
Educational Outcomes of Students First Diagnosed with Learning Disabilities in Postsecondary School
Canto, Angela I.; Proctor, Briley E.; Prevatt, Frances
Journal of College Admission, v187 p8-13 Spr 2005
The researchers examined the educational outcomes of three groups of college students who received an evaluation due to academic difficulties: those diagnosed with a learning disability (LD) who subsequently registered for services through the university student disability resource center; those diagnosed with an LD who did not register for services; and those who were evaluated, but did not receive a diagnosis. The purpose of the study was to determine if accommodations and services provided by the disability resource center had a positive academic impact on students with LD in regards to their GPA and re-enrollment status after two semesters post-evaluation. No differences in post-evaluation GPA were found between the groups. However, both LD groups demonstrated within-group improvements in their GPA following the date of their evaluation, whereas students without an LD showed no improvement. Finally, students who were not diagnosed with LD were more likely to drop out of school than either group of students with LD.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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