NCEO Technical Reports: Matching Information in National Data Collection Programs to a Model of School Completion Outcomes and Indicators (#7)

Part of the NCEO Technical Reports series.
Kevin McGrew, Amy Spiegel, Martha L Thurlow, Dong-il Kim


This year 1994 report presents results from a study comparing the National Center on Educational Outcomes' (NCEO) comprehensive system of Educational Outcomes and Indicators for Students Completing School and indicators included in national data collection programs. The results indicated that important school completion outcomes for all students were substantially represented in the national data collection system. Across 13 national data collection programs, 91% of the NCEO school completion outcome indicators were found to be represented by at least one measure. However, it was not possible to produce comprehensive reports about the status of students with disabilities due to the significant exclusion of such students from data collection programs and the variable or nonexistent identification of such students in national data collection programs. Recommendations are provided to realize the potential present for producing useful policy-relevant information regarding school completion outcomes for students with disabilities.

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January 1994 
Number 7
Michael L Moore or +1 612-626-0546
National Center on Educational Outcomes (NCEO)