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Digest of Education Statistics: 2008
Digest of Education Statistics: 2008

NCES 2009-020
March 2009


Table 111. Number of 14- through 21-year-old students served under Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, Part B, who exited school, by exit reason, age, and type of disability: United States and other jurisdictions, 2004–05 and 2005–06
Age and type of disability Exiting school Transferred to regular education3  Moved, known to be continuing
Total Graduated
with diploma
Received a certificate of attendance Reached maximum age1  Dropped
out2 
Died
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
2004-054                
Total 393,579 214,986 60,123 5,214 111,343 1,913 67,707 207,797
Age                
14 7,101 128 41 6,669 263 18,794 43,814
15 11,767 51 44 11,338 334 15,781 47,947
16 24,833 1,718 632 22,088 395 14,320 47,521
17 125,619 79,091 16,079 30,056 393 11,149 38,731
18 145,129 93,411 24,970 703 25,783 262 5,686 20,629
19 51,530 29,707 10,621 412 10,647 143 1,452 6,285
20 16,604 7,572 4,259 1,169 3,529 75 373 2,102
21 10,996 3,308 3,477 2,930 1,233 48 152 768
                 
Type of disability                
Specific learning disability 236,592 141,372 29,754 1,335 63,534 597 38,802 108,907
Mental retardation 47,025 16,684 16,573 1,915 11,505 348 2,342 20,731
Emotional disturbance 47,602 19,093 4,740 595 22,975 199 6,842 46,887
Speech or language impairment 8,769 5,714 789 37 2,203 26 9,973 5,060
Multiple disabilities 8,159 3,566 1,986 607 1,709 291 339 4,514
Other health impairment 28,883 17,939 3,353 146 7,189 256 7,418 15,803
Hearing impairment5  4,758 3,324 719 74 622 19 623 1,663
Orthopedic impairment 3,792 2,359 666 108 549 110 699 1,421
Visual impairment 1,813 1,312 243 36 208 14 183 488
Autism 3,909 2,196 978 291 423 21 267 1,499
Deaf-blindness 99 52 13 9 22 3 9 36
Traumatic brain injury 2,178 1,375 309 61 404 29 210 788
                 
2005-06                
Total 396,857 224,343 60,864 5,424 104,101 2,125 71,397 210,984
Age                
14 5,935 93 23 5,490 329 19,591 45,635
15 11,067 75 54 10,567 371 17,111 49,035
16 27,713 4,810 623 21,885 395 15,526 48,667
17 142,510 94,529 17,466 30,103 412 11,478 39,079
18 141,364 91,785 25,028 749 23,517 285 5,576 19,859
19 42,605 23,694 9,857 372 8,509 173 1,489 5,923
20 15,397 6,585 4,272 1,471 2,969 100 422 1,971
21 10,266 2,772 3,541 2,832 1,061 60 204 815
                 
Type of disability                
Specific learning disability 236,135 145,558 29,491 1,184 59,221 681 39,634 109,527
Mental retardation 46,588 17,111 16,562 2,125 10,409 381 2,301 21,050
Emotional disturbance 47,519 20,634 4,728 592 21,331 234 8,080 46,908
Speech or language impairment 8,923 6,005 825 43 2,028 22 10,512 5,139
Multiple disabilities 8,251 3,615 2,110 682 1,544 300 379 4,556
Other health impairment 32,274 20,464 3,781 178 7,545 306 8,251 17,389
Hearing impairment5  4,674 3,211 770 55 626 12 672 1,738
Orthopedic impairment 3,455 2,131 663 133 405 123 707 1,203
Visual impairment 1,766 1,273 245 28 201 19 217 581
Autism 4,876 2,783 1,297 326 446 24 409 2,038
Deaf-blindness 150 98 21 13 13 5 14 56
Traumatic brain injury 2,246 1,460 371 65 332 18 221 799
† Not applicable.
1 Students may exit special education services due to maximum age beginning at age 18 depending on state law or practice or order of any court.
2 "Dropped out" is defined as the total who were enrolled at some point in the reporting year, were not enrolled at the end of the reporting year, and did not exit through any of the other bases described. Beginning in 2004–05, includes students previously categorized as "moved, not known to continue."
3 "Transferred to regular education" was previously labeled "no longer receives special education."
4 Data have been revised from previously reported figures.
5 Includes deaf and hard of hearing.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs, Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) database. Retrieved July 21, 2008, from https://www.ideadata.org/StateLevelFiles.asp. (This table was prepared July 2008.)