Postsecondary Education-Focused Transition Planning Experiences of English Learners With Disabilities

This study examined postschool expectations, transition planning experiences, and supports of a nationally representative sample of English learners with disabilities, based on secondary analysis of the National Longitudinal Transition Study (NLTS) 2012. Results demonstrated that these students’ experiences were similar to other students with disabilities except that, according to parents, the transition component of the individualized education program (IEP) was likely to be developed by school personnel, with little input from students and family members, and necessary information about careers and financial aid was lacking.

Citation: Trainor, A. A., Newman, L., Garcia, E., Woodley, H. H., Traxler, R. E., & Deschene, D. N. (2019). Postsecondary education-focused transition planning experiences of English learners with disabilities. Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 42(1), 43-55.

Related Project: Mixed-Methods Exploration of Factors Associated with Postsecondary Success English Language Learners with Disabilities

Topics: Peer review Post secondary Research Resource Students with disabilities