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Orlando, Ann-Marie; Klinepeter, Elizabeth; Foster, Megan – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2016
Current U.S. legislation calls for students with disabilities to be involved and make progress in general education curriculum. Despite the legislation, students with extensive support needs continue to be segregated from their peers and post-school outcomes remain dismal for this population of students. The purpose of this retrospective study was…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Special Education, College Students, Multiple Disabilities
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Snyder, Thomas D.; Dillow, Sally A. – National Center for Education Statistics, 2015
The 2013 edition of the "Digest of Education Statistics" is the 49th in a series of publications initiated in 1962. The Digest has been issued annually except for combined editions for the years 1977-78, 1983-84, and 1985-86. Its primary purpose is to provide a compilation of statistical information covering the broad field of American…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Dropouts, Educational Finance
Rose, Raymond – International Association for K-12 Online Learning, 2014
Online education has become an accepted part of the educational landscape over the past two decades. Digital resources are the norm in classrooms. The expectation is that all students will benefit from technology some way. In order for that to be the case, however, sometimes more overt action is needed to ensure that all students do in fact get…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Equal Education, Blended Learning, Electronic Learning
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Miller, Rhonda D.; Katsiyannis, Antonis – Intervention in School and Clinic, 2014
How to address the educational needs of students with limited English proficiency (LEP) is a particularly challenging and often controversial endeavor. Failure to address the needs of students with LEP often results in denial of meaningful educational opportunities and leads to disproportionate representation in special education programs. This…
Descriptors: Limited English Speaking, Language Proficiency, Legal Responsibility, Educational Needs
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Graham-Day, Kristall J.; Fishley, Katelyn M.; Konrad, Moira; Peters, Mary T.; Ressa, Virginia A. – Intervention in School and Clinic, 2014
With many states moving toward increased accountability for all teachers, special educators, who have long been held accountable through the implementation of individualized education programs and the use of evidence-based practices, have much to offer. Formative instructional practices are evidence-based techniques that are familiar to special…
Descriptors: State Standards, Educational Practices, Program Implementation, Formative Evaluation
Montana Office of Public Instruction, 2013
The Special Education Division of the Office of Public Instruction (OPI) provides many services to Montana schools to assist them in providing a quality education to all students. The programs managed through this division are all aligned with Superintendent Juneau's Graduation Matters Montana initiative. The special education division is…
Descriptors: Enrollment, Special Education, Educational Quality, Educational Finance
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Hoffman, LaVae M.; Ireland, Marie; Hall-Mills, Shannon; Flynn, Perry – Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, 2013
Purpose: This study documented evidence-based practice (EBP) patterns as reported by speech-language pathologists (SLPs) employed in public schools during 2010-2011. Method: Using an online survey, practioners reported their EBP training experiences, resources available in their workplaces, and the frequency with which they engage in specific EBP…
Descriptors: Online Surveys, National Surveys, Evidence, Speech Language Pathology
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
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Roberts, Carly A.; Leko, Melinda M.; Wilkerson, Kimber L. – Remedial and Special Education, 2013
This article reports findings from a literature review on literacy instruction for adolescents with significant cognitive disabilities. Nineteen empirical studies published between 1975 and 2011 were included in the review and analyzed based on characteristics of interventions. The results were examined to determine whether the state of research…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Adolescents, Mental Retardation, Intervention
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Learning Disability Quarterly, 2011
Founded in 1975, the National Joint Committee on Learning Disabilities (NJCLD) is a national committee of representatives of 12 organizations committed to the education and welfare of individuals with learning disabilities. More than 350,000 individuals constitute the membership of the organizations represented by the NJCLD. The NJCLD considers…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Special Education, Response to Intervention, Elementary Secondary Education
Christensen, L.; Carver, W.; VanDeZande, J.; Lazarus, S. – Council of Chief State School Officers, 2011
The Council of Chief State School Officers' "Accommodations Manual: How to Select, Administer, and Evaluate the Use of Accommodations for Instruction and Assessment of Students with Disabilities" was first developed to establish guidelines for states to use for the selection, administration, and evaluation of accommodations for…
Descriptors: Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Academic Achievement, Guides, Program Development
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Means, Jennifer – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2006
As most special educators endure the periodic legal changes in education and special education, related service providers face the same challenges. These challenges include Inclusion, IDEA 04 regulations, NCLB and curricular related services. This paper presents these challenges and discusses a variety of solutions providing the most appropriate…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Equal Education, Disabilities