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Kurth, Jennifer A.; Ruppar, Andrea L.; McQueston, Jessica A.; McCabe, Katie M.; Johnston, Russell; Toews, Samantha Gross – Journal of Special Education, 2019
Supplementary aids and services (SAS) have been a provision in special education law since PL 94-142, however, almost no guidance has been provided to help teams make decisions about their appropriate selection and use. In this exploratory study, we explore the types of SAS selected for students with significant support needs using a conventional…
Descriptors: Ancillary School Services, Special Needs Students, Disabilities, Special Education
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Fisher, Larry B.; Spooner, Fred; Algozzine, Bob; Anderson, Kelly M.; Brosh, Chelsi R.; Robertson, Colleen E. – Journal of Special Education, 2019
Conducting and supporting scientifically valid research activities and implementing evidence-based practices have driven recent hopes and efforts to achieve better outcomes for all students. In the context of ongoing internal review and continuous improvement, we were interested in how this evolution was reflected in empirical studies published in…
Descriptors: Content Analysis, Evidence Based Practice, Elementary School Students, Secondary School Students
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Filderman, Marissa J.; Toste, Jessica R.; Didion, Lisa Anne; Peng, Peng; Clemens, Nathan H. – Journal of Special Education, 2018
For students with persistent reading difficulties, research suggests one of the most effective ways to intensify interventions is to individualize instruction through use of performance data--a process known as data-based decision making (DBDM). This article reports a synthesis and meta-analysis of studies of reading interventions containing DBDM…
Descriptors: Evidence Based Practice, Decision Making, Reading Instruction, Intervention