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ERIC Number: EJ928118
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-May
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 29
ISSN: ISSN-0938-8982
Learning Disabilities and the LRE Mandate: An Examination of National and State Trends
McLeskey, James; Landers, Eric; Hoppey, David; Williamson, Pamela
Learning Disabilities Research & Practice, v26 n2 p60-66 May 2011
This study was conducted to examine changes in the identification rates and national and state placement practices for school age students with learning disabilities (LD) between 1990-1991 and 2008-2009. Findings revealed that while identification rates of students with LD declined by about 4 percent during this time, general education placements increased over 166 percent, pullout placements declined by more than 50 percent, while students educated in highly restrictive separate class and separate school settings declined by approximately 60 percent. Unlike earlier studies, most states made at least some progress toward educating students with LD in less restrictive settings. Much of the change in placement practices for students with LD occurred since 2000.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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