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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
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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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Cho, Hyun-Jeong; Kingston, Neal – Journal of Special Education, 2013
The purpose of this case study was to determine teachers' rationales for assigning students with mild disabilities to alternate assessment based on alternate achievement standards (AA-AAS). In interviews, special educators stated that their primary considerations in making the assignments were low academic performance, student use of extended…
Descriptors: Individualized Education Programs, Low Achievement, Mild Disabilities, Academic Standards