Wave 1 Wave 2 Overview
Beyond changes in their school
environments, the growth and development that children experience with each passing year creates changes that
can affect children physically, emotionally, and cognitively, with repercussions in all aspects of their lives.
The time period between the first and second Waves of data collection for SEELS provides an opportunity to
examine short-term changes in many aspects of the lives of students with disabilities that were first described
in Wave 1. This report describes these changes over time by comparing information reported in Wave 2 with the
"baseline" information reported in Wave 1.
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1. As Time Goes By: Short-term Changes in the Experiences of Elementary and Middle School Students with Disabilities
Chapter 2. Changes in the Characteristics of Students with Disabilities and Their Households
Chapter 3. Changes in the Out-of-School Activities of Children with Disabilities
Chapter 4. Changes in Family Support for Education at Home for Students with Disabilities
Chapter 5. Changes in School Enrollment and Student Services
Chapter 6. Changes in the School Programs of Students with Disabilities
Chapter 7. Parents' Perceptions of Students' School, Teachers, and School Programs
Chapter 8. Changes in the School Engagement and Academic Performance of Students with Disabilities
Chapter 9. Summary: Changes over Time among Students with Disabilities
Appendix A. SEELS Sampling, Data Collection, and Analysis Procedures: Waves 1 & 2
Appendix B. Standard Errors and Unweighted Sample Sizes