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Gershenson, Seth; Langbein, Laura – Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 2015
Evidence on optimal school size is mixed. We estimate the effect of transitory changes in school size on the academic achievement of fourth-and fifth-grade students in North Carolina using student-level longitudinal administrative data. Estimates of value-added models that condition on school-specific linear time trends and a variety of…
Descriptors: School Size, Elementary Schools, Academic Achievement, Grade 4
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Hinman, Martha R.; Peterson, Cathryn A.; Gibbs, Karen A. – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2015
Most research on graduate students with disabilities (SWDs) has focused on medical education. The purposes of this study were to: (1) estimate the prevalence of students with physical disabilities (SWPDs) in physical therapy programs, (2) identify common types of physical disabilities, (3) document the types of accommodations requested by SWPDs,…
Descriptors: Physical Disabilities, Graduate Students, Physical Therapy, Incidence
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Colquitt, Gavin; Walker, Ashley D.; Alfonso, Moya L.; Olivas, Maria; Ugwu, Bethrand; Dipita, Theophile – Journal of School Health, 2018
Background: Youth living with disabilities are at risk of experiencing poor health outcomes. Coordinated school health programs have an opportunity to help youth with disabilities and their families through health education, health services, and community engagement. The World Health Organization developed the International Classification of…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Adolescents, Disabilities, School Health Services
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Lightfoot, Amy; Janemi, Roya; Rudman, Debbie Laliberte – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2018
Despite the existence of policies aimed at ensuring equitable opportunities for individuals with disabilities, at the postsecondary level, students with learning disabilities and/or attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder have lower enrollment and completion rates than those without disabilities. To optimize policies and practices to support…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, College Students, Student Attitudes, Learning Disabilities
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Fier, Sara M.; Brzezinski, Lynda G. – Journal of School Counseling, 2010
The transition from high school to college is challenging for many students. In addition to the typical challenges faced by students starting college, students with previously diagnosed psychiatric disabilities have illness-related challenges to face as they transition to college. This article provides information on the current state of concerns…
Descriptors: Mental Disorders, At Risk Students, School Counselors, Transitional Programs
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Murray, Christopher; Lombardi, Allison; Kosty, Derek – Journal of Diversity in Higher Education, 2014
The current investigation examines profiles of postsecondary adjustment among college students with disabilities. Students' self-perceptions of practical gains, personal gains, educational gains, their overall satisfaction with postsecondary school, and their college GPA were subjected to a latent profile analysis. Results indicated that students…
Descriptors: Disabilities, College Students, Profiles, Student Adjustment
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Murray, Christopher; Lombardi, Allison; Bender, Franklin; Gerdes, Hillary – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2013
Students with disabilities are underrepresented in 4-year colleges and universities in the United States and those that do attend are at an increased risk of performing poorly in these settings. These difficulties for college students with disabilities may be compounded by additional stress related to financial concerns. The current study was…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Social Support Groups, College Students, Universities
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Canto, Angela I.; Crisp, Megan A.; Larach, Helaine; Blankenship, A. Paige – Advances in Special Education, 2016
While often considered a low incidence disability, traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) among students are anything but low incidence occurrences. Furthermore, educators are often at times not made aware that a student is injured; when informed, the information provided is generally limited or incomplete at best leaving educators unsure regarding what…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Head Injuries, Brain, Special Needs Students
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Bowman-Perrott, Lisa; Davis, Heather; Vannest, Kimberly; Williams, Lauren; Greenwood, Charles; Parker, Richard – School Psychology Review, 2013
Peer tutoring is an instructional strategy that involves students helping each other learn content through repetition of key concepts. This meta-analysis examined effects of peer tutoring across 26 single-case research experiments for 938 students in Grades 1-12. The TauU effect size for 195 phase contrasts was 0.75 with a confidence interval of…
Descriptors: Tutoring, Educational Strategies, Behavior Disorders, Peer Teaching
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Rodriguez, Raymond J.; Cavendish, Wendy – International Journal for Research in Learning Disabilities, 2013
This study examined the potential role of cultural variables in the relationship between perceived family environments and levels of self-determination among students with disabilities. Participants were 190 Latino, African-American and Euro-American students with disabilities enrolled in six high schools within a large urban school district in…
Descriptors: African American Students, Hispanic American Students, White Students, Disabilities
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Rose, Chad A.; Forber-Pratt, Anjali J.; Espelage, Dorothy L.; Aragon, Steven R. – Theory Into Practice, 2013
The involvement of students with disabilities within the bullying dynamic has been recognized as a pressing issue within the nation's schools. Unfortunately, few studies have examined the psychosocial outcomes related to the bullying involvement of students with disabilities. However, involvement in bullying has been linked to negative short-…
Descriptors: Bullying, Psychological Patterns, Social Influences, Disabilities
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Bishara, Saied; Kaplan, Shani – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2018
The purpose of the research was to examine the correlation between locus of control and metacognitive knowledge in math and math achievement among students with learning disabilities. We examined 30 eighth grade pupils with learning disabilities and 30 other pupils all of whom studied in a heterogeneous class in a public school in order to better…
Descriptors: Locus of Control, Metacognition, Mathematics Achievement, Learning Disabilities
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Sullivan, Amanda L.; Van Norman, Ethan R.; Klingbeil, David A. – Remedial and Special Education, 2014
Given the negative outcomes associated with suspension, scholars and practitioners are concerned with discipline disparities. This study explored patterns and predictors of suspension in a sample of 2,750 students with disabilities in 39 schools in a Midwestern district. Hierarchical generalized linear modeling demonstrated that disability type,…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Behavior Problems, Student Characteristics, Institutional Characteristics
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Almalki, Nabil – World Journal of Education, 2016
A systematic review of literature was carried out on peer-reviewed journals published from 2000 to 2015 to help in determining the best strategy of evidence-based practice that can be applied in teaching literacy skills among students with multiple disabilities. A total of 12 studies were reviewed, some of which included science and mathematics…
Descriptors: Literacy, Evidence Based Practice, Teaching Methods, Multiple Disabilities
McDonald, Steven A. – ProQuest LLC, 2010
This study arose from an interest in the possible presence of mathematics disabilities among students enrolled in the developmental math program at a large university in the Mid-Atlantic region. Research in mathematics learning disabilities (MLD) has included a focus on the construct of working memory and number sense. A component of number sense…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Learning Disabilities, Short Term Memory, Universities
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