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Palmiter, Andrea S.; Arcaira, Erikson R.; White, Richard N.; Reisner, Elizabeth R. – Policy Studies Associates, Inc., 2009
Since the 2003-04 school year, Save the Children, U.S. Programs, has supported programming designed to improve reading skills among struggling students in rural areas. The literacy program includes both afterschool and in-school interventions with small groups of children. These are implemented by well-trained paraprofessionals and are designed to…
Descriptors: Rural Areas, Kindergarten, Elementary School Students, Literacy Education
Albus, Deb; Lazarus, Sheryl S.; Thurlow, Martha L.; Cormier, Damien – National Center on Educational Outcomes, University of Minnesota, 2009
In April 2007, Federal No Child Left Behind regulations were finalized that provided states with additional flexibility for assessing some students with disabilities. The regulations allowed states to offer another assessment option, alternate assessments based on modified academic achievement standards (AA-MAS). States are not required to have…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Educational Objectives, Outcomes of Education, Academic Achievement