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Blankenship, A. Paige; Canto, Angela I. – Exceptionality, 2018
The purpose of this study is to replicate a study conducted by Hux, Marquardt, Skinner, and Bond (1999) in which the researchers explored the frequency of traumatic brain injuries (TBI) in the special education population as compared to the frequency of TBI among students in general education. Hux and colleagues (1999) found that roughly…
Descriptors: Brain, Head Injuries, Special Education, Elementary Secondary Education
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A. Zirkel, Perry – Exceptionality, 2018
After an introductory legal framework based on the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, this article canvasses the court decisions concerning liability for disclosures of confidential information about students with disabilities. The relatively few court decisions illustrate the wide variety of disclosures, including (a) those to the media,…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Confidentiality, Student Rights, Privacy
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Squires, Maureen E.; Burnell, Beverly A.; McCarty, Cynthia; Schnackenberg, Heidi – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2018
Qualitative data were gathered, via surveys and interviews, from students with disabilities enrolled in undergraduate and graduate professional preparation programs, with the intention to learn about their reasons for not disclosing their disability status or not pursuing relevant accommodations. Findings indicate their primary motivations are to…
Descriptors: Young Adults, Student Attitudes, Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students
Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium, 2018
The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (Smarter Balanced) strives to provide every student with a positive and productive assessment experience, generating results that are a fair and accurate estimate of each student's achievement. Further, Smarter Balanced is building on a framework of accessibility for all students, including English…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Evaluation Methods, English Language Learners, Disabilities
Blessing, Carol; Cebula, Ray; Golden, Thomas; Karhan, Adene; Malzer, Valerie; Podolec, Michelle; Van Looy, Sara – K. Lisa Yang and Hock E. Tan Institute on Employment and Disability, 2018
Case management services under NYS PROMISE are provided by a robust and diverse network of case managers and family coaches. Case managers work predominantly with youth in the research demonstration sites, while family coaches work exclusively with the families of intervention group youth enrolled in NYS PROMISE through regional Parent Training…
Descriptors: Caseworker Approach, Intervention, Delivery Systems, Special Education
McAlvage, Katherine; Rice, Mary – Online Learning Consortium, 2018
Accessibility in K-12 and higher education is becoming an increasingly complex terrain to traverse as schools increase online materials and instructional delivery options. This white paper provides an overview of critical terms, legal precedents, and other considerations for course designers, instructors, and administrators as they work to improve…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Online Courses, Access to Education, Higher Education
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Roberts, Maria Banda; Guerra, Federico R., Jr. – Current Issues in Education, 2017
With the "Every Student Succeeds Act" continuing to legislate accountability for special education and Hispanic students, the appropriate content in principal preparation programs relevant to successful leadership of special education programs is vital. This mixed methods study analyzed the survey responses of 84 principals in South…
Descriptors: Principals, Administrator Attitudes, Special Education, Hispanic American Students
Lazarus, Sheryl S.; van den Heuvel, Jill R.; Thurlow, Martha L. – Journal of Applied Testing Technology, 2017
This paper explores how to balance test security and accessibility on licensure, credentialing, and certification exams. It examines K-12 test security policies related to educational assessments across states to discover lessons learned about how to meet accessibility needs of individuals with disabilities while minimizing test security risks. It…
Descriptors: Licensing Examinations (Professions), Information Security, Accessibility (for Disabled), Elementary Secondary Education
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Bennington, Patrick M. – Music Educators Journal, 2017
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is common in the United States. All age groups are at risk for TBI, but there is a larger occurrence among school-age children and young adults. No matter the severity of a student's injury, he or she can benefit from music education, whether listening to music, singing, or performing on an instrument. Students can…
Descriptors: Head Injuries, Neurological Impairments, Music, Music Activities
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Zirkel, Perry A. – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2017
This article provides a concise and objective synthesis of the federal legislation, regulations, and agency policy interpretations; state laws; and case law, including hearing officer and complaint investigation decisions, concerning specific learning disability (SLD) identification since the 2006 IDEA regulations. The results reveal wide latitude…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Disability Identification, Federal Legislation, Federal Regulation
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Schilling, Ethan J.; Neuharth-Pritchett, Stacey; Getch, Yvette Q.; Lease, A. Michele – Journal of the American Academy of Special Education Professionals, 2017
The current study examined teacher-reported asthma management practices in school and adherence to federal guidelines for students with asthma. 593 kindergarten-eighth grade teachers completed surveys regarding compliance with federal laws and policies, information-seeking behavior, asthma-related professional development, and asthma management…
Descriptors: Diseases, Federal Legislation, Guidelines, Elementary School Teachers
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Lipscomb, Stephen; Hamison, Joshua; Liu Albert Y.; Burghardt, John; Johnson, David R.; Thurlow, Martha – National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, 2017
It is widely recognized that the 12 percent of all youth in American public schools who have disabilities comprise a set of students with distinct capacities and needs. Federal legislation, including the most recent updates to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) in 2004, identifies different disability groups and mandates that…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Transitional Programs, Longitudinal Studies, Special Education
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Lipscomb, Stephen; Haimson, Joshua; Liu, Albert Y.; Burghardt, John; Johnson, David R.; Thurlow, Martha L. – National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, 2017
The National Longitudinal Transition Study (NLTS) 2012 is a national study of nearly 13,000 youth with and without an individualized education program (IEP). These students were chosen to represent all students with and without an IEP in the United States in grades 7 through 12 (or secondary ungraded classes). Among the youth with an IEP are…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Transitional Programs, Longitudinal Studies, Special Education
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Lipscomb, Stephen; Haimson, Joshua; Liu, Albert Y.; Burghardt, John; Johnson, David R.; Thurlow, Martha L. – National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, 2017
The National Longitudinal Transition Study (NLTS) 2012 is a national study of nearly 13,000 youth with and without an individualized education program (IEP). These students were chosen to represent all students with and without an IEP in the United States in grades 7 through 12 (or secondary ungraded classes). Among the youth with an IEP are…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Transitional Programs, Longitudinal Studies, Special Education
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Burghardt, John; Haimson, Joshua; Lipscomb, Stephen; Liu, Albert Y.; Potter, Frank; Waits, Tiffany; Wang, Sheng – National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, 2017
The National Longitudinal Transition Study 2012 (NLTS 2012) is the third in the series of NLTS studies sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education to examine youth with disabilities receiving services under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), a long-standing federal law last updated in 2004. Under IDEA, youth with…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Disabilities, Transitional Programs, Special Education
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