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Robinson, Lora; Maldonado, Nancy; Whaley, Jerita – Online Submission, 2014
The absence of differentiated instruction in many classrooms stifles success for students who do not learn the same way as their peers. Providing teachers with the knowledge and tools to differentiate in their classrooms may increase test scores and help low achieving students find success, while expanding the learning growth of gifted and…
Descriptors: Individualized Instruction, Curriculum Implementation, Classroom Techniques, Classroom Environment
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King Thorius, Kathleen A.; Maxcy, Brendan D.; Macey, Erin; Cox, Adrienne – Remedial and Special Education, 2014
This qualitative case study focuses on factors mediating an urban school's enactment of Response to Intervention (RTI). Over one school year, we (a) observed weekly RTI meetings, (b) debriefed observations weekly, (c) interviewed RTI team members, and (d) examined procedural documents. Analyses included post-observation debriefing and coding…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Case Studies, Response to Intervention, Observation
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McLeskey, James; Waldron, Nancy L.; Redd, Lacy – Journal of Special Education, 2014
Current federal legislation holds schools accountable for ensuring that all students, including those with disabilities, make adequate yearly progress on academic achievement measures, while also including students with disabilities in general education settings whenever possible. Schools are thus expected to be both excellent and equitable in…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Inclusion, Program Effectiveness, Elementary Schools