Improving Post-High School Outcomes for Transition-Age Students with Disabilities: An Evidence Review

Improving Post-High School Outcomes for Transition-Age Students with Disabilities: An Evidence Review

Published: Aug 30, 2013
Publisher: Washington, DC: National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education
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Associated Project

National Longitudinal Transition Study 2012

Time frame: 2010-2018

Prepared for:

U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences

Authors

R. Brian Cobb

Jennifer Wolgemuth

Theresa Schulte

Abigail Veliquette

Morgen Alwell

Keriu Batchelder

Robert Bernard

Paul Hernandez

Helen Holmquist-Johnson

Rebecca Orsi

Laura Sample McMeeking

Jun Wang

Andrea Welnberg

This report uses evidence-based standards developed by the What Works Clearinghouse to review the research literature on programs that help students with disabilities make transitions after high school. Community-based work programs had mixed effects on employment and potentially positive effects on postsecondary education. Functional life skills development programs had potentially positive effects on independent living although the extent of evidence was small.

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