The Journal of Learning Disabilities published research on the ability of middle schoolers with learning disabilities to take notes in class. The study compared 90 middle school students with and without learning disabilities and their ability to take notes in class. The results indicated that the students with learning disabilities performed "significantly worse than students without learning disabilities on the type and amount of notes recorded and test performance".
Reference: Boyle, J. Note-Taking Skills of Middle School Students With and Without Learning Disabilities J Learn Disabil November/December 2010 vol. 43 no. 6 530-540