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Snyder, Thomas D.; de Brey, Cristobal; Dillow, Sally A. – National Center for Education Statistics, 2019
The 2017 edition of the "Digest of Education Statistics" is the 53rd in a series of publications initiated in 1962. The "Digest" has been issued annually except for combined editions for the years 1977-78, 1983-84, and 1985-86. Its primary purpose is to provide a compilation of statistical information covering the broad field…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Postsecondary Education, Federal Aid, Educational Finance
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Egalite, Anna J. – Educational Studies, 2019
In the United States, the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) specifies that students with disabilities should be educated in the "least restrictive environment," yet little is known about how successfully schools have been able to apply appropriate supports, practices and resources so that all students benefit…
Descriptors: Peer Relationship, Special Needs Students, Student Needs, Educational Needs
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Bone, Erin Kae; Bouck, Emily C. – Learning Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 2018
Students with disabilities often struggle with grade-level mathematics without appropriate support and accommodations. This study compared the performance of middle school students with disabilities on computational-based mathematics assessments when they had access to calculators and when they did not. Using a single-case ABAB design, data were…
Descriptors: Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Calculators, Middle School Students, Computation
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DeMartino, Pamela; Specht, Philip – Preventing School Failure, 2018
Presented in this article are the rationale and construct of a new consultative teaching model for the inclusive instruction of students with learning disabilities in secondary schools. The inclusive consultation model (ICM) is a proposed alternative to traditional co-teaching models as described in the extant literature. In recognition of the…
Descriptors: Teacher Collaboration, Team Teaching, Learning Disabilities, Inclusion
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Lipscomb, Stephen; Lacoe, Johanna; Liu, Albert Y.; Haimson, Joshua – National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, 2018
Preparing youth with disabilities for successful futures is a longstanding priority for policymakers and educators. This priority is reflected in the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), last updated in 2004. This brief summarizes findings from surveys of secondary school youth with disabilities and their parents collected…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Transitional Programs, Longitudinal Studies, Special Education
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Bray, Laura E.; Russell, Jennifer Lin – Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 2018
In this qualitative comparative case study, we drew from institutional theory and cultural historical activity theory to explore how educators wrote, used, and conceptualized the role of Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) for students with specific learning disabilities within secondary inclusive settings. We found that students' IEPs were…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Individualized Education Programs, Learning Disabilities, Special Education
Albus, Deb A.; Liu, Kristin K.; Lazarus, Sheryl S.; Thurlow, Martha L. – National Center on Educational Outcomes, 2018
Reporting assessment results to the public has been a part of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) since the early 1990s, with the reauthorization of ESEA as the Improving America's Schools Act in 1994. In 1997, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) included this requirement to make sure that assessment participation…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Educational Legislation, Equal Education, Federal Legislation
Chang, Wen-hsuan; Rusher, Dana – National Technical Assistance Center on Transition, 2018
Students with disabilities experience higher unemployment, attend postsecondary environments less often, and engage less in their communities after graduating from high school compared to their peers without disabilities (Newman, Wagner, Knokey, Marder, Nagle, Shaver, & Schwarting, 2011). In middle school, young adolescents with disabilities…
Descriptors: Middle Schools, Transitional Programs, Middle School Students, Disabilities
Katz, Lori A. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Current educational policies that have articulated from IDEA are driving the adoption of inclusionary practices in schools. These policies present challenges to general education, secondary education, and dual-licensed teachers at the secondary level. Secondary general education teachers may lack the pedagogical knowledge necessary to accommodate…
Descriptors: Team Teaching, Teacher Effectiveness, Regular and Special Education Relationship, Secondary School Teachers
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Greene, Gary – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2018
The Individuals With Disabilities Education Act of 2004 (IDEA) requires that an Individualized Education Program (IEP) for students with disabilities, age 16 years and older, include age appropriate transition assessment results aligned with measurable postsecondary goals. This section of the IEP is typically known as an Individual Transition Plan…
Descriptors: Compliance (Legal), Educational Quality, Educational Improvement, Disabilities
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Sprunger, Nikki S.; Harvey, Michael W.; Quick, Marilynn M. – Preventing School Failure, 2018
Legislation has mandated that secondary schools provide services for students with disabilities that prepare them for independent living, employment, and/or post-secondary education (IDEA, 2004). This study examined the perceptions of special education directors, assistant directors/program coordinators, and secondary special education teachers…
Descriptors: Secondary Schools, Secondary School Students, Disabilities, Transitional Programs
Fisk, Amy – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Research indicates that the trend of students with disabilities choosing to attend college is continually increasing. However, research also suggests that this population may be ill prepared to meet the increased academic demands and level of independence needed at the college level. Research in the field indicates that high schools may not be…
Descriptors: Disabilities, College Readiness, High Schools, School Role
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Schechter, Julia – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2018
The purpose of this article is to explore what college planning practices or demographic characteristics are associated with confidence in degree completion for college students with disabilities. A survey was used to gather retrospective data from undergraduate students with disabilities registered with a disability services office at a large…
Descriptors: Students with Disabilities, Undergraduate Students, Predictor Variables, Student Characteristics
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Quigney, Theresa A. – Journal of School Counseling, 2017
The transition to life after high school for students with disabilities and the vital role that school counselors have in assisting the students and their families to achieve success are discussed. As there may be unique requirements for these students in making this transition, it is important that school counselors are acquainted with particular…
Descriptors: Disabilities, School Counselors, Counselor Role, Goal Orientation
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McFarland, Joel; Hussar, Bill; de Brey, Cristobal; Snyder, Tom; Wang, Xiaolei; Wilkinson-Flicker, Sidney; Gebrekristos, Semhar; Zhang, Jijun; Rathbun, Amy; Barmer, Amy; Bullock Mann, Farrah; Hinz, Serena – National Center for Education Statistics, 2017
"The Condition of Education 2017" is a congressionally mandated annual report summarizing the latest data on education in the United States. This report is designed to help policymakers and the public monitor educational progress. This year's report includes 50 indicators on topics ranging from prekindergarten through postsecondary…
Descriptors: Educational Indicators, Preschool Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Postsecondary Education
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