Placement and exit patterns for students with mental retardation: An analysis of national trends Academic Article uri icon


  • Analyses of placement and exit data on students with mental retardation found in the annual reports to Congress on the Implementation of IDEA indicated an upward trend in educating students with mental retardation in general education classrooms and a decline in graduation rates with a diploma or certificate. Students with MR, in comparison to students with all disabilities, were more likely to be educated in more restrictive settings. There was also variability among geographical regions on both placement and exit patterns. Division on Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities.

published proceedings

  • Education and Training in Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities

author list (cited authors)

  • Katsiyannis, A., Zhang, D., & Archwamety, T.

complete list of authors

  • Katsiyannis, A||Zhang, D||Archwamety, T

publication date

  • December 2002