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US Department of Education, 2017
Student graduation from high school with a regular high school diploma is an important indicator of school success and one of the most significant indicators of student college and career readiness. In addition, there are substantial economic benefits to high school completion. For example, according to the U.S. Department of Education's National…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, High School Students, Graduation Rate
Beech, Marty – Florida Department of Education, 2010
This document updates "Accommodations: Assisting Students with Disabilities. A Guide for Educators," published by the Florida Department of Education (FDOE) in 2003. This document is written to assist school district personnel and parents when making decisions about the use of accommodations by students with disabilities in instructional…
Descriptors: Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Disabilities, Testing Accommodations, State Standards
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Fuchs, Lynn S.; Fuchs, Douglas; Hosp, Michelle K.; Hamlett, Carol L. – Assessment for Effective Intervention, 2003
This article describes recent efforts to develop a reading diagnostic analysis to be used in conjunction with curriculum-based measurement for informing teachers how to refocus their instruction to address individual needs. A detailed example with data charts and student reports shows application in one second grade class. (Contains references.)…
Descriptors: Curriculum Based Assessment, Diagnostic Teaching, Diagnostic Tests, Disabilities
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Ludlow, Barbara L.; Foshay, John D. – Journal of Special Education Technology, 2003
This article describes five organizational Web sites that are good resources in selecting and using software with children who have special needs. The sites represent the DO-IT project, the Trace Research and Development Center, Special Needs Opportunity Windows, the Family Center on Technology and Disability, and the National Center for…
Descriptors: Assistive Technology, Computer Software, Computer Software Selection, Computer Uses in Education
Salisbury, Christine; Strieker, Toni; Roach, Virginia; McGregor, Gail – 2001
This guidebook describes large scale change strategies to develop inclusive approaches to educational policy and practice at the state and district levels. The information was developed under the auspices of a 5-year federally funded project, "The Consortium on Inclusive Schooling Practices," which gathered and synthesized information about…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Disabilities, Educational Change, Educational Policy
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Webb, Barbara J. – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2000
This article describes how to organize site-based assistive technology packages, determine students' assistive technology needs, and obtain and use the appropriate technology. An assistive technology package worksheet sample and a student worksheet sample are included, along with a list of assistive technology resources on the Web. (Contains…
Descriptors: Assistive Devices (for Disabled), Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Uses in Education, Disabilities
Bergert, Susan, Ed. – LCCE Insider, 2000
These two newsletter issues are designed for users of the Council for Exceptional Children's Life Centered Career Education (LCCE) curriculum. The newsletter's goal is to inform practitioners of curriculum implementation ideas and transition issues and to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas. Featured articles discuss how one district used…
Descriptors: Career Education, Curriculum Design, Daily Living Skills, Disabilities
City Univ. of New York, NY. Center for Advanced Study in Education. – 1988
The project sought to develop guidelines and materials to more fully integrate paraprofessional personnel into special education programs administered by public schools and other provider agencies, and to improve the performance and productivity of paraprofessionals working in elementary and secondary level special education programs. Overall…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Educational Practices, Elementary Secondary Education, Inservice Education
PRISE Reporter, 1989
Each issue of "PRISE Reporter" focuses on some aspect of educating handicapped students and offers a feature article, other sources of information, and descriptions of research projects. The December 1988 issue contains an article titled "Now That the Door Is Open: Social Skills Instruction in the Classroom" (Sue Vernon et al.) which targets…
Descriptors: Community Based Instruction (Disabilities), Disabilities, Education Work Relationship, Elementary Secondary Education
Kelly, Luke E. – 1988
The I CAN--Achievement-Based Curriculum (ABC) project is designed to train regular and special education teachers and regular physical educators to implement individualized, assessment-based instruction of the physical and motor needs of handicapped students in their classes. The ABC is a process model for training teachers how to plan, assess,…
Descriptors: Adapted Physical Education, Competency Based Education, Curriculum, Disabilities
Day, Pat Spencer – 1985
The paper reviews difficulties in special education interdisciplinary team decision making and relates the experiences of one team's efforts to increase intra-team communication. Among problems cited are lack of focus in discussions, unequal levels of participation, and limited abilities to produce recommendations or provide therapy in a truly…
Descriptors: Decision Making, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Hearing Impairments
Lederer, James B. – 1983
Two years of pilot projects are described that attempt to measure special education pupils' progress without being overly global or overly restrictive. It is explained that to be helpful to students, parents, teachers, and other staff, an evaluation system should provide connections between individualized education programs (IEPs), instructional…
Descriptors: Academic Records, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods
Vanderheiden, Gregg C. – 1987
This paper focuses on issues in the development of a technology support program for special education, particularly directed toward states with small, wide-spread populations. A three-level approach is suggested, with concentrated central expertise, regional resource points, and a network of individuals at the local level. The technology involved…
Descriptors: Assistive Devices (for Disabled), Delivery Systems, Disabilities, Educational Technology
Weber, Michael R. – 1986
Many teachers in the Sheboygan (Wisconsin) Area School District's alternative programs use principles taught to behavioral disordered students for confronting and handling difficult situations when they must confront other adults in the school system about their concerns and problems. A positive and effective adult confrontation process is…
Descriptors: Communication Problems, Communication Skills, Conflict Resolution, Disabilities
Robb, Gary M.; And Others – 1983
This resource book provides guidelines for planning, developing, and implementing outdoor education programs for disabled youth. Part 1 offers a step by step approach to developing a program that focuses on the use of the natural environment as the primary learning element. Advice is given on individualizing the program, consistent with…
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Adventure Education, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education
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