251286 Measuring disability in education surveys

Monday, October 31, 2011: 2:45 PM

Andrew Zukerberg , National Center for Education Statiistics, US Department of Education, Washington, DC
The Department of Education through the Institute for Education Sciences' National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) collects disability data from household and institution based studies. This presentation will provide an overview of the NCES programs that collect disability data including the National Household Education Surveys (NHES), Early Childhood Longitudinal Surveys (ECLS), High School Longitudinal Survey (HSLS) and The National Post Secondary Student Aid Survey (NPSAS). NCES data collections capture disability information on infants, toddlers, school age children and adults. For some studies, the types of disabilities collected are legislatively mandated through the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), while for others it is part of a voluntary data collection. The presentation will highlight recent studies that have looked at incorporating functional limitation criteria into the traditional specific diagnoses based items.

Learning Areas:
Public health or related research
Social and behavioral sciences

Learning Objectives:
Describe the data on disability available from the Department of Education Differentiate between longitudinal and cross sectional data Explain the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)

Keywords: Disability Studies, Education

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am qualified to present because I am a Senior Research Scientist at the National Center for Education Statistics and will be providing an overview of data that we collect on disability.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.