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ERIC Number: EJ873628
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 50
ISSN: ISSN-0022-4669
State-Level Curricular, Assessment, and Accountability Policies, Practices, and Philosophies for Exclusionary School Settings
Gagnon, Joseph Calvin
Journal of Special Education, v43 n4 p206-219 2010
The purpose of the current study was to obtain a more comprehensive understanding of state-level policies and practices concerning youth with disabilities in secondary day treatment and residential (DTR) schools, as well as juvenile correctional (JC) schools for committed youth. A survey of state directors of special education or their designees focused on curricula, assessment, and accountability in these school settings. State-level administrators from 49 states and the District of Columbia responded to mail and online surveys. They reported that approximately one third of DTR schools and half of JC schools used state or district curricula. Moreover, although most respondents noted that students should participate in state assessments, only one third noted that DTR or JC schools were supervised to a great extent to ensure the alignment of curricula and assessments. Implications for policy and practice and suggestions for future research are discussed. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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