SSS STUDENT SUCCESS IN ACADEMIA AND BEYOND FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES

Project: Research project

Description

Academic success for many students with disabilities goes beyond the mandated accommodations that postsecondary institutions can provide. Typically in the primary and secondary schools, academic expectations for students with disabilities fall far below the academic expectations held for students without disabilities. These lowered academic expectations have a profoundly negative impact on these students ability to be successful and persist to graduation in a postsecondary institution. Students with disabilities, who are estimated to represent nearly 10% of all college students, currently experience outcomes far inferior to those of their peers without disabilities on such benchmarks as persistence to graduation. At Arizona State University, 39% of students with disabilities attrition out before they graduation, and only 48% finally graduate compared to 56% of students without disabilities in the same institution. This is unfortunate since research shows that they are more likely to obtain positive professional employment outcomes after degree completion than their peers without disabilities (NCD, 2003a, September 15). However, 70% of students with disabilities at ASU who participate in a TRiO SSS program persist to graduation.s-
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date9/1/108/31/15

Funding

  • US Department of Education (DOEd): $1,265,800.00

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