Postsecondary Outcomes for Students with Disabilities
Janet L. Applin, Ph.D.; E. Gail Kirby, Ed.D.; Stephanie Cornwell, Ed.D.

This study focused on the postsecondary success rates of students with disabilities in rural areas as compared to those from urban and suburban areas of Kentucky. Data were analyzed from a longitudinal study, the Kentucky Postsecondary Outcome Study, which was created to monitor the employment and education status of students with disabilities during their final year of high school and one year after exiting high school. Results suggest that the method of exit from high school and the geographic classification of the school strongly impact the postsecondary outcomes for students with disabilities in Kentucky. The significance of the results is discussed with respect to implications for practice and policy.

Full Text: PDF     DOI: 10.15640/jehd.v4n4a2