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Roberson, Eura S. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Response to Intervention (RtI) has been widely accepted by many school districts in the United States as an instructional method that can be used to consistently decrease learning gaps and ultimately enhance learning for all students. Though implementation of RtI as an instructional method has not been legally mandated, many school districts have…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, General Education, Regular and Special Education Relationship
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Morgan, Pamela S. – Values and Ethics in Educational Administration, 2015
Full membership is acceptance and belonging in a school community where all stakeholders have a voice and the culture is reflective of these values and beliefs. This qualitative study compared the perceptions of general and special education teachers from two southern high schools. The author explored how scripts of disability inform teacher…
Descriptors: High Schools, Disabilities, General Education, Special Education Teachers
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
Vadala, Joshua P. – ProQuest LLC, 2014
Recent state and federal legislation have changed the manner in which schools educate students with disabilities. The No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEIA) have mandated that schools educate students with disabilities within the general education classroom "to the maximum…
Descriptors: General Education, Disabilities, Regular and Special Education Relationship, Special Education Teachers
Roberts, Jennifer M. – ProQuest LLC, 2014
The revised Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA, 2004) has offered a change of practice regarding the identification of students with a learning disability. Under IDEA (2004) educators are encouraged to use Response to Intervention (RTI) as a method to determine eligibility for special education services. In an RTI…
Descriptors: Principals, Administrator Responsibility, Response to Intervention, Federal Legislation
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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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Millar, Dorothy Squatrito – Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities, 2014
The main purpose of this article is to add to the transition assessment resources by introducing the Guardianship Alternative Assessment Template (GAAT) as it relates to guardianship prevention for youth and adults who have an intellectual disability. Guardianship refers to a legal intervention when a court determines that adult individuals are…
Descriptors: Transitional Programs, Mental Retardation, Youth, Adults
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Gerber, Paul J.; Batalo, Cecilia G.; De Arment, Serra T. – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2014
Indicator 14 is a federal accountability initiative that attempts to generate data on the outcomes of students with disabilities 1 year after leaving high school. Currently, there are only two areas, postsecondary education/training and employment, mandated for examination. Ultimately, the data are used to develop specific goals for 6-year State…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Accountability, Outcomes of Education, Data Collection
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Chick, Kay A. – Childhood Education, 2014
Celiac disease is a genetic autoimmune disease in which gluten, a protein found in wheat, rye, barley, and contaminated oats, attacks the lining of the small intestine. Children with this disease must eliminate gluten from their diet. This article provides educators with essential information on celiac disease and the federal laws that protect the…
Descriptors: Diseases, Special Needs Students, Chronic Illness, Metabolism
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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
Mele, Susan Catherine – ProQuest LLC, 2014
The purpose of this study was to examine and explain the quality of teacher supervision of paraprofessionals. The researcher analyzed (a) pre-service and in-service supervisory training received by teachers who supervised paraprofessionals, (b) teacher knowledge of supervisory practices, (c) teacher supervisory practices applied to supervision,…
Descriptors: Supervision, Teacher Role, Paraprofessional School Personnel, Teacher Education
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Podvey, Mara C.; Hinojosa, Jim; Koenig, Kristie P. – Journal of Special Education, 2013
Scholars know little about families' experiences when receiving related services and how these services affect the shift from a family-centered to an educational program. In this qualitative interview study, the authors explored the transition experiences of six families over a 3-month period, focusing on the role of related therapy services and…
Descriptors: Related Services (Special Education), Early Intervention, Parent Attitudes, Preschool Education
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Pogrund, Rona L.; Darst, Shannon; Boland, Teryl – Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, 2013
Introduction: The results of a 2009-2010 program evaluation study that examined parents, teachers of students with visual impairments, administrators, and students regarding overall satisfaction with and effectiveness of the short-term programs at a residential school for students who are blind and visually impaired are described. The findings are…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Program Improvement, Teaching Methods, Visual Impairments
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Subramaniam, Mega; Oxley, Rebecca; Kodama, Christie – School Library Research, 2013
Many scholarly studies investigating school library services provided to students with special needs primarily address aspects of collaboration with special education (SPED) teachers in an immersed school environment. Scarcely studied are ways that school library programs (SLPs) empower students in schools serving only students with a specific…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Special Education Teachers, Special Needs Students, Librarian Teacher Cooperation
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Restorff, Diane E.; Abery, Brian H. – Remedial and Special Education, 2013
As part of the validation process for alternate assessments, 39 classroom observations were conducted to gather data about current practices in providing academic instruction to students with significant intellectual disability. Using a standardized protocol, data were gathered using direct instructional observation, an Individualized Education…
Descriptors: Special Education, Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Accountability
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