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Does Special Education Work for Students With Learning Disabilities?

November 6, 2019

By: Corey Mitchell

Source: Education Week

Test scores for students with learning disabilities improve after they are classified into special education, and the gains are greatest for students who entered special education before they reached middle school, a recently released report finds.

The report, “The Effects of Special Education on the Academic Performance of Students With Learning Disabilities,” used data from the New York City schools to track the academic performance of more than 44,000 students with learning disabilities over seven years.

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