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ERIC Number: EJ875426
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Dec
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 14
ISSN: ISSN-1553-9318
Making Accommodations Work for Students in the Special Education Setting
VanSciver, James H.; Conover, Virginia A.
TEACHING Exceptional Children Plus, v6 n2 Article 2 Dec 2009
With the pressure of No Child Left Behind and state-ordered accountability initiatives building, local educators' angst with the challenges of documenting improvement on the part of special education students, as a function of their performance on high stakes content assessments, continues to grow. One major tool used to identify academic needs and provide support is the Individual Education Plan, a model bolstered through the selection of accommodations particular to the individual student. How are those accommodations identified? What proof might be provided that they have been implemented successfully? And where is the data that might suggest that they be continued on the student's IEP? Using data to identify, monitor, and evaluate the use of accommodations for individual special education students is a must if educators are to verify that those students are making progress academically. However, the system which is implemented to achieve this must be least intrusive for those who will use it so that it doesn't suffer from reduced implementation fidelity.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: High Schools; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Delaware
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act; No Child Left Behind Act 2001