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Freeman, Sarah Reives – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The main focus of this study is to determine the effect of test design on the academic performance of students with disabilities participating in the NCEXTEND2 modified assessment program during the 2010-2011 school year. Participation of all students in state and federal accountability measure is required by No Child Left Behind (2001) and the…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Academic Achievement, Test Construction, Educational Assessment
Sher, Robert – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Since the federal law IDEIA of 2004 allowed for the determination of LD eligibility for Special Education services, it was expected that School Psychologists would have begun spending less time devoted to standardized tests, and more time providing other services such as counseling, consultation, and interventions. Moreover, any benefit that these…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Special Education, Testing, Standardized Tests
Jones-McNeil, Anissa – ProQuest LLC, 2010
The Education for All Handicapped Children Act of 1975 established the basis for the mandate to provide all children with disabilities a Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) in the Least Restrictive Environment (LRE) and aligned the state and school districts ability to receive federal funding. The most recent legislation, Individuals with…
Descriptors: Self Evaluation (Individuals), Disabilities, Program Effectiveness, School Districts
Antley, Tina M. B. – ProQuest LLC, 2010
Two recent pieces of federal legislation have greatly influenced how schools educate students with disabilities. While Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (2004) requires that schools assess students with disabilities using the same assessment instruments with which their non-disabled peers are tested, the No Child Left Behind…
Descriptors: Student Needs, General Education, Federal Legislation, Teacher Role
Raines, Kerrie Lynn – ProQuest LLC, 2010
There has been a growing concern amongst educational stakeholders concerning the over identification of students with specific learning disabilities. The reauthorization of the Individuals with Disabilities Education improvement ACT in 2004 launched a response to intervention (RTI) process mandated early interventions for struggling students…
Descriptors: Response to Intervention, Resistance (Psychology), Teachers, Special Education Teachers
Mumuni, Samad Dimbie – ProQuest LLC, 2010
This study compared the six principles of IDEIA of the United States and the Persons with Disability Act of Ghana with the view to determining their similarities and differences. Recommendations were made with the ultimate aim of exploring the need for change in the special education delivery systems in the United States and Ghana. The comparative…
Descriptors: Delivery Systems, Disabilities, Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis
Siciliano, Steven T. – ProQuest LLC, 2010
The purpose of this study was to analyze and compare Long Island special education directors' early assessments of the implementation of Response to intervention (RTI) in high, average, and low economic resource-need Long Island school districts in an attempt to provide the field feedback to better guide and operationalize the Individuals with…
Descriptors: Response to Intervention, Program Implementation, Special Education, School Districts