Will Students With Disabilities Be Scapegoats for School Failures?

Allbritten, Drew; Mainzer, Richard; Ziegler, Deborah
January 2004
Teaching Exceptional Children;Jan/Feb2004, Vol. 36 Issue 3, p74
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the problem of school failures among disabled students in the U.S. In this regard, the Council for Exceptional Children has recommended that state determinations of annual yearly progress (AYP) must include the progress of students with disabilities on grade promotions and graduation rates, as well as number of students with disabilities dropping out of school. However, the accountability system and the calculation of AYP are a number of other significant issues that impact the inclusion of students with disabilities in state AYP-related accountability systems.


Related Articles

  • Moving Around And Dropping Out. Bracey, Gerald W. // Phi Delta Kappan;Jan89, Vol. 70 Issue 5, p407 

    Discusses issues concerning student transfer in the U.S. Graduation rate for nonmovers; Effects of moving on students; Importance of stability in educational success; Powerful predictor of dropping out; Need to reconsider the wisdom of recommending transfers.

  • Graduation Statistics: Caveat Emptor. Greene, Jay P. // Education Week;1/16/2002, Vol. 21 Issue 18, p52 

    Offers a look at the misleading aspects of graduation statistics reported by federal, state, and local school districts in the United States. Report of high school dropout rates issued by the National Center for Education Statistics; Inclusion in the report of those who have passed the General...

  • The Foxfire Pedagogy: A Confluence of Best Practices for Special Education. Ensminger, E. Eugene; Dangel, Harry L. // Focus on Exceptional Children;Mar1992, Vol. 24 Issue 7, p1 

    The article reports on the high dropout rates for students with learning disabilities in the U.S. Follow-up studies were recently conducted on students with learning disabilities and other mild disabilities. The studies provided evidence that instructional programs designed for these children...

  • one great-great grad. Hertz, Todd // Campus Life;Jun/Jul2004, Vol. 62 Issue 9, p16 

    Describes how 98-year-old great-great-grandmother, Gustava Bennet-Burris finished high school in 2004 after she dropped out of school 87 years ago to help in her family's farm. Graduation at San Francisco, California's Richmond High; Number of children and grandchildren; Feelings after finishing...

  • The Constitutional and Statutory Obligations of Schools to Prevent Students with Disabilities From Dropping Out. Bakken, Tim; Kortering, Larry // Remedial & Special Education;Nov/Dec99, Vol. 20 Issue 6, p360 

    AbstractStudents with disabilities graduate from high schools at a rate that is half that of their general education peers, This low rate endures despite access to educational programs that should be tailored to students' unique needs, This situation raises concern about how to help more...

  • How a Transition Profile Helps Students Prepare for Life in the Community. Moon, M. Sherril // Teaching Exceptional Children;Nov/Dec2000, Vol. 33 Issue 2, p20 

    Focuses on Transition Profile, an instrument for summarizing information on exceptional children developed by educators and rehabilitation professionals in the United States. Content and uses of transition profiles; Relevance of updating the instrument. INSETS: Special Education...

  • New ERIC Digests. Nazzaro, Jean N. // Exceptional Children;Apr1988, Vol. 54 Issue 6, p577 

    The article reports on the availability of digests from the Educational Resources Information Center. The lesson structure of the number 448 issue of the "Research to Practice" includes gaining the learner's attention and a review of relevant past learning. "Preschool Services for Children With...

  • Special-Needs Students To Receive Diplomas. Cavanagh, Sean // Education Week;4/14/2004, Vol. 23 Issue 31, p30 

    Alaska last week reached an agreement that will allow students with disabilities in the class of 2004 to get diplomas without passing the state's high school exit exam. The estimated 500 affected students still must complete other graduation requirements to earn their diplomas.

  • Illinois Down Syndrome Student Graduates, After All. Reid, Karla Scoon // Education Week;6/16/2004, Vol. 23 Issue 40, p31 

    All Brittany Booth wanted to do was graduate with her classmates at Lyons Township High School in La Grange, Illinois. But it took a proposed change in Illinois law to clear the way for the 18-year-old, who has Down syndrome, to march in her blue cap and gown earlier this month. Booth's repeated...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics