ERIC Number: EJ791333
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Reference Count: 77
An Educational Programming Framework for a Subset of Students with Diverse Learning Needs: Borderline Intellectual Functioning
Shaw, Steven R.
Intervention in School and Clinic, v43 n5 p291-299 2008
Students with intelligence test scores between 70 and 85 frequently fall into the gap between general and special education. Students with borderline intellectual functioning are a large population at-risk for school failure. Recent educational trends (e.g., the use of response to intervention models of special education eligibility, implementation of inclusive education, and the accountability components of No Child Left Behind) have increased awareness and may serve as a catalyst for improving the education of students with borderline intellectual functioning. However, students currently receive few supportive educational services. An educational programming framework is developed for improving the education of students with borderline intellectual functioning in response to recent educational trends. Effective instructional practices can build academic resilience skills to ameliorate the important, but often-ignored, risk factor of borderline intellectual functioning.
Descriptors: Intelligence, Inclusive Schools, Educational Needs, Student Diversity, Federal Legislation, Educational Trends, Special Education, Teaching Methods, High Risk Students, Slow Learners, Standardized Tests, Accountability, Instructional Effectiveness, Instructional Improvement, Educational Practices
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001