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Title:  An Overview of Findings From Wave 2 of the National Longitudinal Transition Study-2 (NLTS2)
Description: In 2001, the U.S. Department of Education funded the National Longitudinal Transition Study-2 (NLTS2) to provide a national picture of the characteristics, experiences, and outcomes of secondary school students with disabilities as they transition to young adulthood. NLTS2 includes a sample of more than 11,000 youth who were ages 13 through 16 and receiving special education services in seventh grade or above in the 2000-2001 school year. The sample is nationally representative of youth with disabilities as a group and youth in each of the 12 federal special education disability categories in use for students in the NLTS2 age range. Data are being collected in five waves over a 9-year period and include information from parents, youth, school staff, and school records. NLTS2 is the only source of information on such key aspects of youths' experiences as their academic achievement, school completion, and postsecondary education and employment.
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Cover Date: August 2006
Web Release: September 21, 2006
Publication #: NCSER 20063004
Center/Program: NCSER
Authors: Mary Wagner, Lynn Newman, Renée Cameto, Phyllis Levine, and Nicolle Garza.
Type of Product: Research Report
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