Youth and Administrator Perspectives on Transition in Kentucky's State Agency Schools
Students, a large percentage with disabilities, are at high risk for poor post-secondary outcomes in state agency education programs. This mixed-methods study describes the understandings of student transitions in state agency education programs from the perspectives of youth and administrators. Results indicated that: transition is more narrowly defined within alternative education programs; key strengths of transition practice are present in nontraditional schools; and the coordination barriers within this fluid inter-agency transition system are most apparent in students' frequent inter-setting transitions between nontraditional and home schools.
Marshall, A., Powell, N., Pierce, D., Nolan, R., & Fehringer, E. (2012). Youth and Administrator Perspectives on Transition in Kentucky’s State Agency Schools. Child Welfare, 91(2), 95–116.