Performance on Exit Exams by Students With Disabilities: A Four-Year Analysis

Zhang, Dalun; Katsiyannis, Antonis; Kortering, Larry J.
March 2007
Career Development for Exceptional Individuals;Spring2007, Vol. 30 Issue 1, p48
Academic Journal
This study examined the results of students with disabilities participation in statewide exams reported by public schools in North Carolina from 2000-2001 to 2003-2004. Results included (a) students without disabilities significantly outperformed their peers with disabilities in each of four content areas (English 1, Algebra 1, Biology, and Physical Science); (b) among the four disability groups, students with learning disabilities (LD) and other health impairments (OHI) had comparable performance levels as both groups consistently outperformed peers with emotional/behavioral disorders (E/BD) or educable mental disabilities (EMD); (c) all groups showed measurable rates of improvement over the 4 years on the English 1 and Physical Science tests; and (d) students from economically advantaged school districts demonstrated significantly higher rates of success.


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