State Report Card Round-Up: What Have We Learned about Students with Disabilities?

Thursday, August 29, 2019Printer-friendly version

This brief presents an opportunity to gauge how well students with disabilities (SWDs) are doing across the states with respect to selected aspects of readiness for postsecondary success, with an emphasis on the gaps in performance between SWDs and all students, in each state. Achieve has long worked to promote the importance of college and career readiness for all students, and since a growing number of careers will require not just a high school diploma, but some postsecondary education and training beyond high school, it’s important to know how all students are doing. With states’ reporting complete for the 2017-18 school year, we also wondered whether states’ newly revised report cards and related reporting shed new light on the performance of SWDs.