... OF RESEARCH: Qualitative. Number of mentally retarded children in US in mainstream room or least restrictive environment. ● POPULATIONSAMPLE:
Children in schools across the US, all fifty states
● SUMMARY OF PROCEDURES:
Review of placement rates for children with mental retardation, in all 50 states, during the
1990s. The rate during the 1990s, as well as the increase, are compared to those since
2000. Comparison of rates before 1990s was obtained from previous survey data.
● SUMMARY OF RESULTS:
Results indicate that by the end of the 1990s, students with mental retardation were twice
as likely to be included in traditional classrooms, as in the previous decades. “In 1990,
almost three-fourths ...