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Koehler-Hak, Kathrine M. – Preventing School Failure, 2014
General outcome measurement, a specific type of formative evaluation, can be used to assess progress toward long-term academic goals. Curriculum-based measurement is a widely used type of general outcome measurement. When used to develop local norms, curriculum-based measurement data are helpful in making individual student and systems-level…
Descriptors: Outcome Measures, Curriculum Based Assessment, Formative Evaluation, Progress Monitoring
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Green, Joanne; Matthews, Susan; Carter, Emilie; Fabrizio, John; Hoover, Jane; Schoenfeld, Naomi A. – Intervention in School and Clinic, 2013
Recent years have brought many changes to the ways in which schools in the United States address learning disabilities in their students. In an attempt to provide all students with appropriate reading instruction and to identify struggling students in a more timely manner, the 2004 revision of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act…
Descriptors: Student Needs, Response to Intervention, Learning Disabilities, Special Education
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Chard, David J. – Intervention in School and Clinic, 2013
The majority of school districts implementing response to intervention use a systemwide, multitier model of delivery. This article describes the common features of multitier models and discusses the emerging evidence of their effectiveness. In addition, specific factors that schools should consider to enhance effective implementation of systemic,…
Descriptors: Response to Intervention, Evidence, Program Implementation, Program Effectiveness
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Parker, Audra; McHatton, Patricia Alvarez; Allen, Diedre; Rosa, Leila – Action in Teacher Education, 2010
Federal legislation (Individuals With Disabilities Education Improvement Act, No Child Left Behind) mandates access to the general education curriculum for students with disabilities. As a response, K-12 schools are moving to coteaching models with increased frequency (National Center for Education Statistics, 2008). However, preservice teachers…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Access to Education, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education
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Columna, Luis; Davis, Timothy; Lieberman, Lauren; Lytle, Rebecca – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance (JOPERD), 2010
Adapted physical education (APE) is designed to meet the unique needs of children with disabilities within the least restrictive environment. Placement in the right environment can help the child succeed, but the wrong environment can create a very negative experience. This article presents a systematic approach to making decisions when…
Descriptors: Adapted Physical Education, Disabilities, Primatology, Educational Environment