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Ruppar, Andrea L.; Roberts, Carly A.; Olson, Amy J. – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2017
Teaching students with severe disabilities is a complex endeavor, and the skills and qualities of expert teachers for students with severe disabilities are not well understood. A lack of understanding about the unique roles and expertise of teachers of students with severe disabilities can influence the quality of education students with severe…
Descriptors: Teacher Competencies, Severe Disabilities, Expertise, Teaching Methods
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Troia, Gary A.; Olinghouse, Natalie G.; Wilson, Joshua; Stewart, Kelly A.; Mo, Ya; Hawkins, Lisa; Kopke, Rachel A. – Reading Horizons, 2016
Many students do not meet expected standards of writing performance, despite the need for writing competence in and out of school. As policy instruments, writing content standards have an impact on what is taught and how students perform. This study reports findings from an evaluation of the content of a sample of seven diverse states' current…
Descriptors: Common Core State Standards, Writing Achievement, Writing Instruction, State Standards
Troia, Gary A.; Olinghouse, Natalie G.; Wilson, Joshua; Stewart, Kelly A.; Mo, Ya; Hawkins, Lisa; Kopke, Rachel A. – Grantee Submission, 2016
Many students do not meet expected standards of writing performance, despite the need for writing competence in and out of school. As policy instruments, writing content standards have an impact on what is taught and how students perform. This study reports findings from an evaluation of the content of a sample of seven diverse states' current…
Descriptors: Common Core State Standards, Writing Achievement, Writing Instruction, State Standards
Harding, Tracy – Online Submission, 2015
Combination classes are often created out of financial necessity rather than a desire to engage students in multiage learning. Teachers assigned to these classrooms come from the general teaching pool and may not have specialized training around the intricacies of multiage teaching. A review of the literature indicates that the United States has a…
Descriptors: Phenomenology, Mixed Age Grouping, Multigraded Classes, Lesson Plans
McClellan, Catherine; Joe, Jilliam; Bassett, Katherine – National Network of State Teachers of the Year, 2015
"The Right Trajectory" brings to the forefront an often-overlooked voice in the debate about new state assessments developed in consortia: that of the best teachers in the country. This research suggests, despite challenges still to overcome, that these front-line experts believe that the new consortia tests are an improvement on the…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Common Core State Standards, Summative Evaluation, Grade 5