156 страниц. 2014 год. LAP Lambert Academic Publishing In this study, Dr. Ralabate examines the relationship between the performance of students with disabilities on state assessments and state inclusion rates since the enactment of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB). To understand the interrelationships, she draws upon the conceptual framework of systems change and chaos theory and applies their constructs to large-scale change within the public education system. Although no significant relationships are apparent between the performance of students with disabilities on NCLB assessments and inclusion rates, the study suggests that a significant trend exists between student performance and inclusion rates in 2004 and 2005. The findings also offer evidence that there is a significant relationship between inclusion rates and minimum 'N' sizes used to determine if schools have met NCLB Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) expectations.