Report: Preparing for Life after High School: The Characteristics and Experiences of Youth in Special Education

Agencies & Departments : 
Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance

This multi-volume descriptive report presents information from the National Longitudinal Transition Study 2012, a longitudinal study conducted over several decades to examine the characteristics, experiences, and post-high school outcomes of youth with an individualized education program (IEP). The report shows that, overall, youth with an IEP feel positive about school but are more likely than their peers to struggle academically and to lag behind in taking key steps toward postsecondary education and jobs. Learn more.