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DATA OVERVIEW STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES, IN SCHOOL AND WORK Nearly 6 million students with disabilities attend public schools in the United States. Roughly half of those students are in an age group traditionally served by secondary schools. The Education Week Research Center compiled data from the U.S. Department of Education in order to shed light on the high school achievement and post-high-school outcomes of students with special needs. The results highlight key patterns regarding the educational status of this population. n POPULATION PROFILE Students receiving special education services under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act make up roughly 9 percent of all 6- to 21-yearolds. Nearly half of the students served by IDEA programs are between the ages of 12 and 17, an age range customarily associated with secondary education. The share of students with disabilities who are of secondary school age mirrors the general education population. SOURCE: Education Week Research Center, 2015. Analysis of data from U.S. Department of Education Office of Special Education Programs and U.S. Census Bureau (2013) Without disabilities 91.5 % GAINS ON TESTS, BUT GAPS REMAIN While reading and math results on the 12th grade National Assessment of Educational Progress have improved for students with disabilities over time, their scores remain substantially lower than those of their peers without disabilities. In 2013, students with disabilities scored 40 points lower than their counterparts in reading, with a similar gap in math. NAEP Reading Scale Scores 291 Gap= 47 points 244 1998 2002 2005 2009 NOTE: Scores are reported by disability status, including those with Section 504 plans. SOURCE: National Center for Education Statistics, National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) Gap= 40 points 251 2013 With disabilities 291 Without disabilities 151 112 8.5 With disabilities h Ages 12 to 17 t i 47.3% 46.5 Ages 6 to 11 6.1 Ages 18-21 NAEP Math Scale Scores Gap= 39 points 2005 2009 Gap= 38 points 156 118 2013 HIGH SCHOOL OUTCOMES Data from the U.S. Department of Education's office of special education programs indicate that nearly two-thirds of students with disabilities ages 14 to 21 exited high school with a regular diploma in the 2012-13 school year, up from 56.7 percent in 2005-06. Most of the students with special needs who did not receive that credential either earned an alternative certificate (14.4 percent), such as a certificate of completion, or dropped out of school (18.6 percent). High School Exit Status (Ages 14-21) Graduated with regular diploma Dropped out NOTE: Due to methodological differences in calculations, data on high school exit status shown here are not comparable to ACGR graduation rates presented elsewhere in this report. SOURCE: Education Week Research Center, 2015. Analysis of data from U.S. Department of Education Office of Special Education Programs (2005-06, 2012-13) Received certificate Reached maximum age Died 65.2% 56.7 18.6 26.3 14.4 15.1 1.5 1.3 0.4 0.5 s s 2013 2006 g i POST-HIGH-SCHOOL ENGAGEMENT Most young adults with disabilities have been employed, participated in job training, or attended a postsecondary school following high school. Researchers for the National Longitudinal Transition Study-2 report that a large share of those young adults had been engaged in some combination of those activities. For instance, 42 percent had both worked and been enrolled in postsecondary education. Only 6.2 percent had not been engaged in any type of educational or job-related activity. NOTE: Details may not add up to 100 percent because of rounding. SOURCE: SRI International and U.S. Department of Education, 2011 h 42.0% Other< 1 4.7 2.9 6.2 29.7 13.8 s Employment and postsecondary education s Employment only s Employment, postsecondary education, and job training s Not engaged s Employment and job training s Postsecondary education only DIPLOMAS COUNT 2015 s 3 r P n c e r t e c r e e t n n e p g e t n r o a m o t i t y e f f o n s 2 p t g s y t e - o u n p i t i 6 p d e e l i s u e l o o b l n o f p a s e s a t h c o d a w o i h - t i g t s s b 1 g a g e 47 47 6 P e P e e c r

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Education Week - Diplomas Count - Issue 34, 2015
After Special Ed., Path Is Less Certain
DATA OVERVIEW: Students with Disabilities In School and Work
BY THE NUMBERS: Hearing Impairment
Md. Senior Opts For University Geared To Students With Hearing Impairments
In College, Students Face Choice: Seek Help or Go It Alone?
BY THE NUMBERS: Emotional Disturbance
At Lab School, Pennsylvania Student Prepares for Career In Culinary Arts
After K-12, Students Must Be Self-Advocates
BY THE NUMBERS: Specific Learning Disability
On Road to College, Georgia Student Learns To Speak for Herself
For Job-Oriented Students, Work Experience Is Critical
Discipline Policies Push Students Off College-and-Career Path
Budding Politician Sets Sights on College
State Diploma Requirements Vary
Common Core: Will Bar Rise For Students With Disabilities?
BY THE NUMBERS: Intellectual Disability
In Virginia, Jobs Enable Twin Brothers To ‘Walk Taller’ After High School
Graduation Rates Reach New Highs, But Gaps Remain
TABLE: Graduation Rate Tops 80 Percent
State-by-State Data

Education Week - Diplomas Count - Issue 34, 2015