Vol. 2, Issue 6 (2017)
The study was undertaken to compare the academic achievement of hearing impaired, visually impaired and orthopaedically impaired higher secondary school students of Kashmir, J&K. The sample for the study was N=240 (80hearing impaired, 80 visually impaired, 80 orthopaedically impaired) higher secondary schools by using purposive sampling technique. Aggregate marks obtained by the students in 10th & 11th classes were taken as the index of academic achievement. The analysis of the data shows that the hearing impaired higher secondary school students have the lowest level of academic achievement, 92.5% have below average academic achievement followed by the orthopaedically impaired; 81.25% students have below average academic achievement. The visually impaired show that 8.75% students have above average academic achievement, 28.75% have average academic achievement and 62.5% have below average academic achievement.
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