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Ciecierski, Lisa; Bintz, William – Middle School Journal, 2016
Finding materials to help students make connections is difficult for many teachers across all grade levels. Traditionally, the textbook is the primary resource for instruction. Textbooks, however, do not naturally support students in making connections across texts. To do this, teachers must find other resources. Finding other resources is…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Instructional Materials, Common Core State Standards, Reading Materials
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DiLucchio, Connie; Leaman, Heather; Elicker, Kathleen; Mathisen, Denise – Current Issues in Middle Level Education, 2014
Teacher research (practitioner inquiry) is an effective form of professional development for middle level teachers. Through teacher research, classroom teachers develop the skills needed to demonstrate mastery of the performance standards for middle level master teacher candidates. Using well-established research methods, middle level educators…
Descriptors: Adolescent Development, Teacher Researchers, Participatory Research, Action Research
Center on Education Policy, 2009
This general achievement trends profile includes information that the Center on Education Policy (CEP) and the Human Resources Research Organization (HumRRO) obtained from states from fall 2008 through April 2009. Included herein are: (1) Bullet points summarizing key findings about achievement trends in that state at three performance…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Gains, Achievement Tests, Educational Legislation
Zirkel, Perry A. – National Research Center on the Gifted and Talented, 2005
This monograph provides a comprehensive, concise, and current overview of the law-- specifically, legislation, regulations, and published court/administrative decisions--relating to gifted education for K-12 students. For students whose legal rights are based solely on their gifted status, the law largely boils down to (a) varying state statutes…
Descriptors: State Legislation, Disabilities, Legal Problems, Civil Rights
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Shapiro, Edward S.; Edwards, Lana; Zigmond, Naomi – Assessment for Effective Intervention, 2005
This article describes a statewide project in which weekly progress monitoring of mathematics was implemented with 120 special education students. Curriculum-based measurement probes for computation and concepts/applications skills were administered weekly over seven months. Students were assessed at levels identified as instructional by their…
Descriptors: Curriculum Based Assessment, Learning Disabilities, Mathematics Skills, Student Evaluation