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This volume reports the first of two studies conducted by the Educa­tional Policy Research Center (EPRC) of SRI for the Assistant Secretary for Education (ASE) on the handicapped school population. The volume presents data on patterns of socioeconomic and demographic characteristics of teacher-identified handicapped students. The purpose of the analysis was to determine whether significant differences in rates of identification of handicapping conditions are associated with family income, race, popula­tion size of place of residence, or geographic location. This study briefly reviews past studies; explores a new set of data to determine its usefulness in determining characteristics of the teacher-identified handi- capped student population; and presents the results of the analysis of these new data and their implications for future policy purposes.


This report was originally published in SRI International, 1975. ©1975 SRI International