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ERIC Number: EJ980204
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Nov
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 82
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0022-4669
Racial Disparities in Preschool Special Education Eligibility for Five Southern States
Morrier, Michael J.; Gallagher, Peggy A.
Journal of Special Education, v46 n3 p152-169 Nov 2012
More than 67,000 preschoolers with disabilities across five states were examined for disproportionate special education eligibilities using risk ratios (RRs). Results indicated children classified as American Indian (RR = 2.25) and Black (RR = 1.64) were disproportionate in one state, whereas children classified as Asian, Hispanic, and White showed no disproportionality. Significant differences were found for preschoolers under orthopedic impairment (F = 43.99, p = 0.002, eta[superscript 2] = 0.971). Child ethnicity was significant for speech or language impairments (F = 3.313, p = 0.034, eta[superscript 2] = 0.424), mental retardation (F = 65.215, p = 0.001, eta[superscript 2] = 0.963), multiple disabilities (F = 5.244, p = 0.048, eta[superscript 2] = 0.636), hearing impairments (F = 4.181, p = 0.047, eta[superscript 2] = 0.611), other health impairments (F = 24.148, p = 0.003, eta[superscript 2] = 0.906), autism (F = 48.570, p = 0.001, eta[superscript 2] = 0.930), and developmental delay (F = 6.407, p = 0.003, eta[superscript 2] = 0.631). (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Preschool Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Alabama; Arkansas; Georgia; North Carolina; Tennessee
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act