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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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Liu, Albert Y.; Lacoe, Johanna; Lipscomb, Stephen; Haimson, Joshua; Johnson, David R.; Thurlow, Martha L. – National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, 2018
For more than 40 years, policymakers have committed to supporting the education of students with disabilities, who have grown as a share of all students in the United States (Snyder, de Brey, & Dillow, 2016). Beginning with landmark legislation in 1975, the U.S. Congress mandated that students with disabilities have access to a free and…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Special Education, Equal Education, Educational Legislation
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Liu, Albert Y.; Lacoe, Johanna; Lipscomb, Stephen; Haimson, Joshua; Johnson, David R.; Thurlow, Martha L. – National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, 2018
For more than 40 years, policymakers have committed to supporting the education of students with disabilities, who have grown as a share of all students in the United States. Beginning with landmark legislation in 1975, the U.S. Congress mandated that students with disabilities have access to a free and appropriate public education and provided…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Special Education, Equal Education, Educational Legislation
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Hennessey, Maeghan N.; Terry, Robert; Martin, James E.; McConnell, Amber E.; Willis, Donna M. – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2018
We examined the theoretical factor structure fit and psychometric properties of the "Transition Assessment and Goal Generator" (TAGG). In the first study, 349 transition-aged students with disabilities, their special educators, and family members completed TAGG assessments, and using exploratory factor analysis (EFA)/confirmatory factor…
Descriptors: Psychometrics, Factor Structure, Factor Analysis, Disabilities
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
Jara, Dawn Marie – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Federal law, "Individuals with Disabilities Education Act" (IDEA) provides that students with disabilities participate in a coordinated set of transition activities designed to improve their post-high school outcomes while also providing access to general education curriculum in the least restrictive environment. These tenants are…
Descriptors: High School Students, Disabilities, Phenomenology, Teaching Experience
Zirkel, Perry A. – Communique, 2018
For this 16th article in the series reviewing recent court decisions concerning appropriate school psychology practice from both professional and legal perspectives, the topic is the consequences of student concussions under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and/or the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 Section 504. More specifically,…
Descriptors: Court Litigation, Head Injuries, Equal Education, Federal Legislation
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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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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Clancy, Mary; Gardner, Jessica – International Journal of ePortfolio, 2017
This article chronicles the development of a portfolio system used primarily to assess special education high school students on a variety of traditional and non-traditional standards and skills. Developing, capturing, sharing, and assessing student learning can be problematic when traditional testing or classroom assessment methods are not an…
Descriptors: Electronic Publishing, Special Education, Portfolio Assessment, High School Students
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Palmer, Ashley N.; Elliott, William, III; Cheatham, Gregory A. – Journal of Educational Research, 2017
The authors focused on participation in extracurricular activities as a way of improving the educational outcomes of children with disabilities. Regarding students in the general population, adolescent involvement in extracurricular activities has been shown to have a positive association with school involvement and adolescent self-esteem,…
Descriptors: Extracurricular Activities, Grade 10, Postsecondary Education, Special Education
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Cavendish, Wendy; Connor, David J.; Rediker, Eva – Intervention in School and Clinic, 2017
The reauthorizations of the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act emphasize that students and parents are to be considered equal partners in the individualized education program (IEP) process. This article addresses how to move from compliance with the law to facilitating meaningful involvement of high school students and their parents in…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Student Participation, Individualized Transition Plans, Disabilities
Nowicki, Jacqueline M. – US Government Accountability Office, 2017
Research suggests that youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) are less likely than youth with other disabilities to be successful in transitioning to work and postsecondary education and therefore, they may face a lifetime of reliance on public assistance. The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) was asked to examine services provided…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Youth, Adjustment (to Environment)
Bhattacharya, Victoria – ProQuest LLC, 2017
For the inclusive education indicated in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) to occur at the high school level, teachers must be prepared to teach students with multiple ability levels and learning profiles in one classroom. Since the passage of IDEA, large numbers of students with mild to severe learning needs have been placed…
Descriptors: Individualized Instruction, Educational Strategies, Educational Needs, Student Needs
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