SpEd Corner: There’s Little Data on the Pandemic’s Effect on Students With Disabilities. That’s a Big Problem
[Source: Education Week]
More than two years since the pandemic disrupted student learning, the extent of the damage on the academic, social-emotional, and post-graduation outcomes of students with disabilities is still unclear, according to a report from the Center on Reinventing Public Education.
“Overall, there remains an urgent need for more research,” the report’s authors wrote.
Less than a third of most rigorous academic studies in the past year disaggregated outcomes for students with disabilities, according to the CRPE analysis. And when students with disabilities were included in the data, they were often treated as a monolith, which “likely masks critical variation in outcomes depending on students’ intensity of special education services, race, socioeconomic status, and English learner status,” according to the report.
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