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Tindal, Gerald; Deno, Stanley L. – 1981
Evidence exists that reading achievement can be measured simply and validly by having students read aloud for one minute from vocabulary lists drawn from their basal reading series. Direct and frequent measurement of student performance using this procedure provides a means for continuously evaluating a student's instructional program. The present…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Evaluation Methods, Informal Reading Inventories, Item Banks
Parker, Richard; Tindal, Gerald – 1989
The reliability, sensitivity, and criterion-related validity of concept comparison (CC) ratings and computer-derived multidimensional scaling (MDS) maps were studied as ways of assessing reading comprehension. Fifteen experts (2 district coordinators and 13 reading specialists/special education teachers) were included in this study. Reliability…
Descriptors: Criterion Referenced Tests, Educational Assessment, Learning Disabilities, Multidimensional Scaling
Tindal, Gerald – Diagnostique, 1991
Ninety-one fourth grade students (from special education, Chapter 1, low achieving regular education, and regular education) completed a silent Dreading-written retell measure in the fall and again in the spring. Results highlight the many unanswered questions that need to be addressed in implementing assessment reform, in the areas of format,…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Educational Change, Evaluation Methods, Intermediate Grades
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Hasbrouck, Jan E.; Tindal, Gerald – Teaching Exceptional Children, 1992
A curriculum-based measurement approach to evaluating and improving oral reading fluency (ORF) in grades 2-5 is presented. A table of norms (medians) in ORF is provided, based on approximately 9,000 students. Specific classroom uses of the norms are suggested, such as use in developing individualized objectives for students with disabilities. (DB)
Descriptors: Disabilities, Elementary Education, Individualized Instruction, Informal Reading Inventories
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Nolet, Victor; Tindal, Gerald – Focus on Exceptional Children, 1994
This article presents a teacher collaboration model called curriculum-based collaboration (CBC), which utilizes the differing expertise and perspectives of general and special education teachers. CBC includes several steps: (1) identify key content; (2) hold a planning meeting; (3) deliver instruction; (4) conduct an interim assessment; (5)…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Delivery Systems, Disabilities, Educational Cooperation
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Tindal, Gerald; And Others – Remedial and Special Education (RASE), 1987
The study examined the hypothesis that different evaluative interpretations of studies of special education effectiveness may be a function of the manner in which data are summarized and reported. Four metrics are compared including raw score, grade-equivalent score, z-score, and discrepancy index. Criteria for selecting metrics for program…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Grade Equivalent Scores
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Tindal, Gerald; Parker, Richard – Journal of Special Education, 1987
Concurrent use of two direct observation instruments (momentary time sample of task engagement and event recording of discrete student responses) were evaluated in six middle school resource rooms using either of two reading programs. Findings tended to be program specific with differences lost or diluted when data were combined across programs.…
Descriptors: Classroom Observation Techniques, Evaluation Methods, Junior High Schools, Mild Disabilities
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Tindal, Gerald; And Others – Journal of Special Education, 1987
This report describes a secondary mainstreaming program in Pine County, Minnesota, which successfully used a team approach and consultation between regular and special education teachers to adapt regular content-area classes to accommodate mildly handicapped students. (Author/JDD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Consultation Programs, Cooperative Planning, Demonstration Programs
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Germann, Gary; Tindal, Gerald – Exceptional Children, 1985
A model of special education based on the use of a direct and repeated measurement and evaluation system for developing effective educational programs is described. Two separate studies are included, presenting student outcome data at both the individual and system level, for academic and social behaviors. (Author/CL)
Descriptors: Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Measurement Techniques
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McCollum, Sandra; Tindal, Gerald – Special Services in the Schools, 1996
Documents the implementation of a collaborative model of consultation between general and special education teachers. Presents content outcomes for students who historically have been pulled out of content classes for basic skills remediation. Focuses on the feasibility of restructuring regular and special education to serve students with diverse…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Children, Cooperation, Curriculum Development
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Tindal, Gerald – Preventing School Failure, 1992
This study of curriculum-based assessment of the reading ability of four elementary-level students with learning disabilities found that individual-referenced tests are powerful for understanding instructional effects, whereas norm-referenced tests are best suited for determining deployment and allocation of resources. (DB)
Descriptors: Criterion Referenced Tests, Curriculum, Elementary Education, Evaluation Methods
Tindal, Gerald; And Others – Diagnostique, 1992
This study examined the construct validity of curriculum-based measures of oral reading fluency from basal reading programs. Twelve special education students (grades 2-5) were monitored for oral fluency using 2 reading curricula (their instructional curriculum and the mainstream reading curriculum) throughout the academic year. Performance…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Basal Reading, Construct Validity, Curriculum
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Tindal, Gerald; And Others – Learning Disability Quarterly, 1990
This study explored effects of a service delivery system for learning-disabled (LD) secondary students in regular content area classrooms using Mainstream Consultation Agreements (MCAs), in which regular and special education teachers defined shared responsibilities for each student. Evaluation results with 29 LD students found both improvement…
Descriptors: Consultation Programs, Delivery Systems, Grades (Scholastic), Instructional Effectiveness
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Tindal, Gerald; And Others – 1982
The Pine County (Minnesota) Special Education System has adapted a database for use in decision making regarding programs for learning disabled and behavior problem students. The system is used for decisions in seven areas: identification, initial assessment, eligibility determination, individualized education program (IEP) selection, IEP…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Decision Making, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education
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