• Description

This third volume of findings from the NLTS 2012 uses data from all three studies in the NLTS series to examine how the characteristics and experiences of youth in special education have changed over time, overall and for each of 12 disability groups defined by IDEA 2004. Most of the analyses examine trends for in-school youth ages 15 to 18 from 2003 to 2012, using the NLTS2 and NLTS 2012. When comparable data are available from the NLTS, the volume also examines trends starting in 1987 for youth ages 15 to 18 and youth ages 19 to 21 who were still enrolled in high school.