In contrast to the NPSAS, the PEQIS data provided institutional enrollment estimates of students with disabilities, and these estimates varied by data collection methods.
Given an array of options, PEQIS respondents were asked to identify those services, accommodations and supports that were provided to students during the academic school year.
The accommodations and services reported in PEQIS did not describe the extent to which students with disabilities access these services.
As shown by PEQIS data (Lewis & Farris, 1999), 84 percent of postsecondary institutions required some type of verification of disability for receiving disability support services and 77 percent accepted VR evaluations for eligibility purposes.
(2) More information about PEQIS may be found at http://nces.ed.gov/surveys/peqis.
Data source: The NCES Postsecondary Education Quick Information System (PEQIS), "Dual Enrollment Programs and Courses for High School Students," PEQIS 14, 2004.
This study, conducted through the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) Postsecondary Education Quick Information System (PEQIS
) was designed to provide current national estimates on distance education at 2-year and 4-year Title IV-eligible, degree-granting institutions.