Perceptions of their new school: Students with and without disabilities changing to an alternative and charter school

Trent Atkins, Scott Hohnstein, Victoria Roche

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Abstract

The students (n = 117) in this quantitative study were enrolled at a campus housing both an alternative and charter school. Using a survey assessing student perceptions of improvement in three domains-academic, behavioral, and social-this study examined the difference in responses between students with and without disabilities. Compared to the schools they previously attended, students felt that their current school, be it the alternative or charter school, was helping them make positive changes. Moreover, analysis found a statistically significant difference in perception between students with and without disabilities. Implications of these findings for research and practice are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)47-65
Number of pages19
JournalJournal of School Choice
Volume2
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2008

Keywords

  • Alternative schools
  • Charter schools
  • Student achievement
  • Students with disabilities

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