Students With Disabilities
"What Matters for Staying On-Track and Graduating in Chicago Public Schools: A Focus on Students with Disabilities"
The best predictor of whether students with disabilities will graduate from high school is how well they do in their freshman year, a study of Chicago students has found.
The report, which was scheduled for release Dec. 7 by the Consortium on Chicago School Research, at the University of Chicago, and the National High School Center, at the Washington-based American Institutes for Research, builds on a 2007 study that identified early-warning signs of dropping out for students who do not have disabilities.
Like its predecessor, the new report shows that freshman-year course failures, grades, absences, and credits earned were more reliable than students background characteristics for identifying which students were at risk of dropping out.
Vol. 29, Issue 14, Page 5Published in Print: December 9, 2009, as Students With Disabilities