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Document Number: 5093

A National Study on Graduation Requirements and Diploma Options for Youth with Disabilities - This paper examines the results of a national study on the current status of state graduation policies and diploma options for youth with disabilities. The authors found that of those states that responded, 34 offered multiple diploma options to high school graduates with disabilities, and 27 states required youth with disabilities to pass a state exit exam to receive a high school diploma. (David R. Johnson and Martha L. Thurlow, National Center on Educational Outcomes, October 2003)...

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