American Educational Research Association Conference

Event Date: April 13, 2018
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Change Over Time in Educational Attainment for Deaf Individuals From 2008 to 2015 C. Garberoglio, S. Cawthon, & A. Sales; April 13-17, 2018

Presentation Summary: Educational attainment is a crucial contributor to postsecondary achievement for deaf people, as a key component of narrowing employment gaps. Fewer deaf people complete high school and postsecondary education than do their hearing peers. However, secondary data analyses of the American Community Survey revealed areas of optimism related to the change over time in educational attainment for deaf people from 2008 to 2015. In general, attainment appears to be steadily improving for deaf people, with stronger growth trajectories for high school completion than bachelors’ degree completion. Analyses revealed significant differences across race and ethnicity for change over time in high school and bachelors’ degree completion. Data can drive changes in policy and practice that facilitate educational attainment for deaf people.

Recommended Resources: Deaf People and Educational Attainment in the United States: 2017State Reports: Postsecondary Achievement of Deaf PeoplePost-Secondary Outcomes of Deaf Women Factsheet


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