This study investigates the prevalence of postsecondary student-college match for students enrolled in special education services at the secondary education level by using data from the Education Longitudinal Study of 2002. This study examines alternative student-college match scenarios – including undermatch, match, and overmatch – and addresses the gap in research specific to college match and students in special education. Findings indicate that students who enrolled in special education services in high school undermatched to schools they had the potential of enrolling in. Moreover, undermatching for this student group increased if students were Black, Hispanic, or of low socioeconomic status.
Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability
Aquino, K. C., & Hudes, R. P. (2019). Extent of Student-College Matching for Students Enrolled in Special Education Services. Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 32(2), 173-187. Retrieved from https://scholar.stjohns.edu/administrative_instructional_leadership_facpubs/5