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Title:  Facts From NLTS2: School Behavior and Disciplinary Experiences of Youth With Disabilities
Description: The National Center for Special Education Research at the Institute of Education Sciences has released a brief report from the National Longitudinal Transition Study-2 entitled Facts From NLTS2: School Behavior and Disciplinary Experiences of Youth With Disabilities. Although most secondary-school-age youth with disabilities are reported to behave appropriately, approximately 20 percent to 40 percent are reported to exhibit problem behaviors at school, including not controlling behavior and arguing with others in class. One-third of students with disabilities have experienced disciplinary actions at school, such as suspensions, expulsions, referrals to the principalís office, or detentions, and they are more likely than their peers in the general population to have faced these types of disciplinary actions.

Students with emotional disturbances are significantly more likely to have been suspended or expelled in one school year or over their school careers than youth in all other disability categories.
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Cover Date: March 2006
Web Release: May 2, 2006
Publication #: NCSER 2006NLTS2F
Center/Program: NCSER
Authors: NCSER
Type of Product: Research Report
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