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ERIC Number: EJ807899
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Oct
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 17
ISSN: ISSN-1525-1810
Increasing Participation by Students with Disabilities in Standards-Based Reform through Teacher Observations
Walsh, James M.; Conner, Thomas N.
Journal of Special Education Leadership, v17 n2 p103-110 Oct 2004
The impact of standards-based reform on students with disabilities has been a topic of considerable concern in recent special education literature although scant information has been reported from the school system level on this issue. Recognizing that a key element in ensuring that students with disabilities are successfully involved in a reformed general education environment is a strengthened IEP process well aligned with general education outcomes, Anne Arundel County Public Schools (Maryland) has implemented an intensive staff development program over the past two years on this topic. To ensure that the IEP needs of students are reflected in daily classroom instruction, teacher observation and rating instruments have been revised to include specific teacher and principal expectations relative to IEP delivery. The process and benefits of including IEP implementation in the teacher evaluation process are described based on an analysis of almost 200 classroom observations. (Contains 4 tables.)
Council of Administrators of Special Education. Fort Valley State University, 1005 State University Drive, Fort Valley, GA 31030. Tel: 478-825-7667; Fax: 478-825-7811; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Maryland