Tracking the Effectiveness of DO-IT Interventions: New Longitudinal Data on Students with DisabilitiesBy Burgstahler, Sheryl; Moore, Elizabeth; Crawford, Lyla M.; Closing the Gap, Volume 30, Number 3, Pages 14-16
Publication Date: August/September 2011
Article describes a study that tracks the progress of student with disabilities as they transition from high school to college and to degrees and careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Specifically, the AccessSTEM/AccessComputing/DO-IT Longitudinal Transition Study (ALTS) tracks the project participation of students with disabilities who had a goal of postsecondary education while in high school and received interventions sponsored by the DO-IT (Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology) Center at the University of Washington. Participants rated highly all of the evidence-based practices used by DO-IT, in order from highest to lowest average rating: access to computer technology, work-based learning, college transition workshops/camps, mentoring, and career transition workshops/camps. ALTS participants succeed in transitioning to postsecondary programs at a substantially higher rate compared to national data.
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