PO066: Does the Duration of Special Education Affect Externalizing Behavior

Thursday, February 20, 2014 1:30 PM–3:00 PM


The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of the duration of time students spend in special education on externalizing behavior. Longitudinal data from the ECLS-K database was used and multiple regression analyses were employed. This study addresses a notable gap in the existing literature—the absence of duration of special education as a variable—and contributes to our knowledge of how long-term placements are affecting students with disabilities.


Megan Kuhn-McKearin, University of Maryland, College Park, MD; William Strein, University of Maryland, College Park, MD