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ERIC Number: EJ1059294
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 8
ISSN: ISSN-0040-0599
Council for Exceptional Children: Standards for Evidence-Based Practices in Special Education
TEACHING Exceptional Children, v46 n6 p206-212 Jul-Aug 2014
In this article, the "Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)" presents Standards for Evidence-Based Practices in Special Education. The statement presents an approach for categorizing the evidence base of practices in special education. The quality indicators and the criteria for categorizing the evidence base of special education practices is intended for use by groups or individuals with advanced training and experience in educational research design and methods. The CEC's approach to categorizing the evidence base of practices in special education considers two research methods: group comparison research (e.g., randomized experiments, nonrandomized quasi-experiments, regression discontinuity designs) and single-subject research. The article next describes the standards establish criteria for five evidence-based classifications: evidence-based practices, potentially evidence-based practices, mixed effects, insufficient evidence, or negative effects. CEC's goal is that the standards will be applied to better understand the effectiveness of a range of practices for learners with disabilities. [This report was commissioned by the Council for Exceptional Children Board of Directors. A workgroup comprising seven special education researchers: Bryan Cook, Chair; Virginia Buysse; Janette Klingner; Tim Landrum; Robin McWilliam; Melody Tankersley; and Dave Test developed, vetted, and piloted the new standards for determining evidence-based practices in special education.]
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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