Examples of these variables include race/ethnicity, type of disability, gender, and financial stability. Factors, on the other hand, include school attendance, school achievement, student engagement and relationship with peers, teachers and family (Reschly and Christenson, 2006; Christle, Jolivette and Michael, 2007; Bear, Kortering and Braziel, 2006). In order to present a comprehensive study that takes into consideration all the factors needed to be able to arrive at accurate results and develop a methodology that can both be replicated and applied to other demographics, the question “Who is dropping out of high school?” needs to be answered (Bridgeland, Dilulio and Morison, 2006). In this case, students with disabilities need to be characterized in order to ascertain these characteristics’ correlation to their decision to drop out of high school. That is why this study’s goal is to be able to get in touch with students with disabilities who have dropped out of high school in the recent school years. In this way, data will be gathered that is most pertinent to the study. Dropout Prevention for Students with Disabilities.
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