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ERIC Number: EJ942465
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jun
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 38
ISSN: ISSN-2154-1647
Disproportionality in Transition Services: A Descriptive Study
Baer, Robert M.; Daviso, Alfred, III; Queen, Rachel McMahan; Flexer, Robert W.
Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities, v46 n2 p172-185 Jun 2011
The purpose of this study was to examine disproportionality in transition services for students with disabilities. The authors predicted that students' transition services and secondary programs would be driven not only by their postschool goals, but also by their gender, ethnicity, disability, and school setting. To test this hypothesis, the researchers examined school records and interviews of more than 4,500 students in a northeastern state who graduated or aged out of special education in the years 2005-2008. The authors found that secondary programs and transition services varied significantly for students from differing school settings and differing gender, ethnicity, and disability groups and that this often resulted in poor alignment between students' goals and their secondary curricula and transition services. The authors propose that these findings indicated the need for earlier transition planning and better connections between middle and high schools. (Contains 3 tables.)
Division on Autism and Developmental Disabilities, Council for Exceptional Children. DDD, P.O. Box 3512, Fayetteville, AR 72702. Tel: 479-575-3326; Fax: 479-575-6676; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: High Schools; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
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