The Special Education Elementary Logitudinal Study (SEELS) was a study of school-age students funded by the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) of the US Department of Education (DOE)and was part of the national assessment of the 1997 Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA 97). From 2000 to 2006, SEELS documented the school experiences of a national sample of students as they moved from elementary to middle school and from middle to high school. One important feature of SEELS was that it did not look at students’ educational, social, vocational, and personal development at a single point in time. Rather, it was designed to assess change in these areas over time.
Here are some of the publications based on the data from the SEELS:
- What Makes a Difference? Factors Related to Longitudinal Outcomes of Students with Disabilities
- Elementary and Middle School Students with Disabilities: Are They Accessing the General Education Curriculum?
- A National Profile of Students with Autism
- Disability Profiles of Elementary and Middle School Students with Disabilities