Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Students with disabilities and high school completion: Systemic analysis of one four-year cohort of special education students in a large, urban -fringe, school district
by Reiman Rothenberger, Laura K., Ed.D., University of Washington, 2008, 180; 3328513
Abstract (Summary)

Controversy exists over calculation of dropout rates at the school district level for general education and special education populations. This extant data study compares calculation of special education high school leavers using the: true cohort rate; averaged freshman graduation rate; and the cumulative promotion index. Analyses of empirically identified institutional predictors of dropout within the systemic culture of a large urban fringe school district for students with disabilities are performed to discover patterns that preface school leaving. A contextually descriptive illustration of special education leavers in a four—year cohort is developed to understand factors that influence school completion.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Edgar, Eugene B.
School: University of Washington
School Location: United States -- Washington
Source: DAI-A 69/09, Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Special education
Keywords: Disabilities, High school completion, Special education, Urban-fringe
Publication Number: 3328513
ISBN: 9780549824268
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