Volume 25, Issue 4 (1996)
Evaluating the Effects of Responsible Reintegration Into General Education for Students With Mild Disabilities on a Case-by-Case Basis
Mark R. Shinn, Kelly A. Powell-Smith, Roland H. Good III
Abstract: This study reports the results of reintegrating 18 elementary-aged students with mild disabilities, who were served in special education pull-out programs, into their general education classroom for reading instruction. Students were placed into general education classrooms for reading instruction for up to 12 weeks. Effects were evaluated twice weekly with curriculum-based oral reading measures. Achievement gains were evaluated compared to the academic gains made by general education students in the same reading instructional groups by 10 experts. Experts’ judgments were consistent regarding the effects of reintegration. Of the reintegrated students, one-half (9) were rated as benefiting from reintegration. Only 3 of the 18 students were judged as not benefiting. Although it appears that reintegration was successful for many students, results have implications for the instructional programs of all students with low reading skills.
NASP Members Log in
to download article.