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ERIC Number: EJ925575
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 12
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 38
ISSN: ISSN-0040-0599
Electronic Progress Monitoring of IEP Goals and Objectives
Vannest, Kimberly J.; Burke, Mack D.; Payne, Tara E.; Davis, Cole R.; Soares, Denise A.
TEACHING Exceptional Children, v43 n5 p40-51 May-Jun 2011
Daily Behavior Report Cards (DBRC) are a common component of many Tier 2 interventions such as check and connect or check-in and check-out. Although considered an effective practice when paired with contingent reinforcement for academic and behavioral change, many teachers may be unaware of how best to use a DBRC with more challenging behaviors or how to incorporate this use in a student's individualized education program (IEP). One solution to time- and resource-expensive paper progress monitoring is to upgrade to an automated DBRC process: Technology can help teachers spend less time monitoring students' behaviors and preparing for meetings to address student progress, provides automated graphs of student behavior over time and records behavior in observable and measurable ways, and enables frequent and positive parent communication. As a practical solution to the paperwork reduction mandates of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB, 2006) and IDEA (2006), electronic versions of DBRCs hold promise as an efficient and effective use of technology. The electronic Daily Behavior Report Card (e-DBRC; Vannest, Burke, & Adiguzel, 2006) addresses a limitation of paper-based DBRCs while maintaining their strengths as a potentially evidence-based practice. (Contains 7 figures and 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act; No Child Left Behind Act 2001