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Kuo, Nai-Cheng – Journal of Educational Issues, 2017
The Department of Justice has a responsibility to ensure that all programs serving students with emotional and behavioral disorders (EBD) abide by laws, as do state governments. This study took a close look at a Department of Justice's investigation of the appropriateness of a behavior intervention program (that is, the Georgia Network for…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Behavior Disorders, Behavior Modification, Compliance (Legal)
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Whitney, Todd; Cooper, Justin T.; Lingo, Amy S. – Preventing School Failure, 2015
The evidence for providing sufficient opportunities for students to respond has been established in terms of student engagement and achievement in reading and mathematics. Although supported by research, the question remains whether teachers are incorporating this effective practice in their classroom instruction. This study examines the analysis…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Reading Instruction, Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation
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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
Morris, Amber K. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Since their inception in 2001 and 2004 respectively, "No Child Left Behind" (NCLB) and "The Reauthorization of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act" (IDEIA) have produced litigious feelings throughout the world of education. One of the most controversial initiatives which evolved from these aforementioned…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Teacher Attitudes, Rural Areas, Rural Schools
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Goldstein, Peggy; Warde, Beverly; Rody, Carla – Teacher Education and Practice, 2013
Given federal mandates, public school districts have adopted inclusive practices with the expectation that general education teachers can accommodate students with disabilities. For teacher preparation programs to prepare future teachers for this reality, it is important to understand the composition of a "typical" general education…
Descriptors: General Education, Inclusion, Mainstreaming, Disabilities
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Burke, Mack D.; Vannest, Kimberly; Davis, John; Davis, Cole; Parker, Richard – Behavioral Disorders, 2009
This study is a preliminary examination of the reliability of frequent retrospective teacher behavior ratings. Frequent retrospective behavior ratings are an approach for creating scales that can be used to monitor individual behavioral progress. In this study, the approach is used to progress monitor behavioral individualized education plan goals…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Teacher Behavior, Student Behavior, Topography
McLaughlin, Margaret J.; Malmgren, Kimber; Nolet, Victor – Educational Policy Reform Research Institute, 2006
Accountability for students with disabilities who receive special education services is now a result of policy requirements in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA) of 2004 and the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) of 2001. Together these pieces of federal legislation require that students participate in statewide…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Alternative Assessment, Educational Improvement, Federal Programs