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Secondary School Experiences and Academic Performance of Students With Mental Retardation (July 2009)

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This fact sheet explores the secondary school experiences of students with mental retardation as an overall group and stratified by levels of cognitive functioning. Topics include the instructional practices in general, vocational, and nonvocational special education classrooms; the participation of students in various classroom settings; accommodations and support services provided to students; how their experiences compare with those of their classmates; and how students with mental retardation perform academically.

Suggested Citation

Yu, J., Newman, L., & Wagner, M. (July 2009). Facts from NLTS2: Secondary school experiences and Academic Performance of Students With Mental Retardation. Menlo Park, CA: SRI International. Available at