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Title:  Timing and Duration of Student Participation in Special Education in the Primary Grades
Description: This Issue Brief reports the timing of entry into special education and the number of grades in which students receive special education across the primary grades. About 12 percent of students receive special education in at least one of the grades: kindergarten, first, and third grade, including 16 percent of boys, 8 percent of girls, 18 percent of poor children, and 10 percent of nonpoor children. One in three students who receive special education in early grades, first receive special education in kindergarten. Half of those who begin special education in kindergarten are no longer receiving special education by third grade. In addition to studentsí gender and poverty status, results are presented separately for other student and school characteristics, including race/ethnicity and school control, urbanicity, region, and poverty concentration. Data for this brief come from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Studies, Kindergarten Class of 1998-99 (ECLS-K).
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Cover Date: March 2007
Web Release: March 21, 2007
Print Release: Currently only available online, print version forthcoming.
Publication #: NCES 2007043
General Ordering Information
Center/Program: NCES
Authors: Emily W. Holt, Daniel J. McGrath, and William L. Herring
Type of Product: Issue Brief
Survey/Program Areas: Early Childhood Longitudinal Study (ECLS)
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Questions: For questions about the content of this Issue Brief, please contact:
Lisa Hudson.
 
 
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