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The Academic Achievement and Functional Performance of Youth with Disabilities (July 2006)
Publication Number: 2006-3000
This report discusses results from the direct assessment of NLTS2 sample members when they were in the 16-18-year-old age range. The NLTS2 direct assessment used subtests of the Woodcock-Johnson III to test language arts skills, mathematics abilities, and content knowledge in science and social studies; and for youth for which the direct assessment was deemed inappropriate, a comprehensive measure (the Scales of Independent Behavior-Revised) of adaptive functioning in school, home, employment and community settings was administered.
- Chapter 1: Assessing the Academic Achievements and Functional Performance of Youth With Disabilities
- Chapter 2: Measurement and Analysis Considerations
- Chapter 3: The Academic Achievement of Youth With Disabilities in Reading, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies
- Chapter 4: What Factors Are Associated With the Academic Achievement of Youth With Disabilities?
- Chapter 5: The Abilities of Youth Reported on the Functional Rating
- Chapter 6: A Summary of the National Picture of the Academic Ahievement and Functional Performance of Youth With Disabilities
Wagner, M., Newman, L., Cameto, R., and Levine, P. (2006). The Academic Achievement and Functional Performance of Youth With Disabilities. A Report of Findings from the National Longitudinal Transition Study-2 (NLTS2). Menlo Park, CA: SRI International. Available at www.nlts2.org/reports/2006_07/nlts2_report_2006_07_complete.pdf.