ERIC Number: ED377640
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Using Curriculum-Based Measurement To Select Instructional Strategies. Research & Resources on Special Education, Abstract 21.
Council for Exceptional Children, Reston, VA.; ERIC Clearinghouse on Handicapped and Gifted Children, Reston, VA. ERIC/OSEP Special Project.
This research abstract is based on the study, "Educational Teaching: An Approach to Improving Student Achievement, Changing Teaching Beliefs, and Identifying Effective Practices" by Stanley L. Deno. The abstract describes a 2-year study of the effects of combining curriculum-based measurement with the use of alternative teaching strategies, to determine which reforms in the student's educational program produce the best performance outcomes. Six resource specialists were selected as teacher trainers for 28 experienced, volunteer special education resource teachers working with elementary students with mild disabilities. The study found that, following the experience of experimental teaching, teachers generated more alternative interventions in response to a specific case and reduced their estimates of the proportion of students for whom a given intervention would be effective. Results indicated that the combined effects of training and experience in experimental teaching provided teachers with a greater overall knowledge of teaching interventions, changed their beliefs about individualized instruction, and allowed them to select more effective interventions for their students. (JDD)
Descriptors: Curriculum Based Assessment, Educational Strategies, Elementary Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Instructional Development, Instructional Effectiveness, Intervention, Mild Disabilities, Outcomes of Treatment, Teacher Effectiveness, Teaching Methods
ERIC Clearinghouse on Disabilities and Gifted Education, 1920 Association Dr., Dept. K31148, Reston, VA 22091-1589 (Order No. E721, $1 prepaid).
Publication Type: ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC. Div. of Innovation and Development.
Authoring Institution: Council for Exceptional Children, Reston, VA.; ERIC Clearinghouse on Handicapped and Gifted Children, Reston, VA. ERIC/OSEP Special Project.
Note: For a related document, see ED 311 618.