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Horner, Robert H.; Kincaid, Donald; Sugai, George; Lewis, Timothy; Eber, Lucille; Barrett, Susan; Dickey, Celeste Rossetto; Richter, Mary; Sullivan, Erin; Boezio, Cyndi; Algozzine, Bob; Reynolds, Heather; Johnson, Nanci – Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, 2014
Scaling of evidence-based practices in education has received extensive discussion but little empirical evaluation. We present here a descriptive summary of the experience from seven states with a history of implementing and scaling School-Wide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (SWPBIS) over the past decade. Each state has been…
Descriptors: Positive Reinforcement, Behavior Modification, Teaching Methods, Program Implementation
Executive Office of the President, 2016
Schools should be safe, nurturing, and welcoming environments for all students. Frequently, exclusionary school discipline practices, which remove students from the classroom--even for minor infractions of school rules--through suspension or expulsion, prevent students from participating fully in their education. Suspensions, expulsions, and other…
Descriptors: School Safety, Discipline Policy, Suspension, Expulsion
Powell, Allison; Roberts, Verena; Patrick, Susan – International Association for K-12 Online Learning, 2015
Our country has been trying to address the graduation crisis in many ways. We are seeing the impact of the efforts to improve graduation rates over the past twenty years including agreement among states to implement a common cohort-based graduation rate, research-based efforts to improve the transition to 9th grade, increased academic and social…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Blended Learning, Graduation, Graduation Rate
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Miller, Christina R. – School Social Work Journal, 2013
A qualitative exploration of a service-learning program for high school students with disabilities is presented. Focus groups with (n = 15) students and interviews with (n = 3) service-learning teachers at multiple service-learning sites were conducted to explore the perceptions of students and service-learning teachers regarding the impact of the…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Student Attitudes, Learning Experience, Social Work
Muller, Eve – Project Forum, 2005
In 1992, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) first introduced autism as a federal disability category and mandated that states provide annual counts of children so identified. Since that time, the number of students identified with autism has grown significantly (U.S. Department of Education, 1994, 2002). Several states have…
Descriptors: Autism, Disabilities, Special Education, Federal Legislation
Muller, Eve; Whaley, Kathy; Rous, Beth – Project Forum, 2009
In March 2008, the National Early Childhood Transition Initiative released a document developed collaboratively over several months titled "Designing and Implementing Effective Early Childhood Transition Processes". The document was created as a resource for improving state and local performance on the State Performance Plans (SPP) and…
Descriptors: Transitional Programs, Young Children, Program Effectiveness, Federal Legislation
Allen, Anthony G. – ProQuest LLC, 2010
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) of 1975 has made a profound impact on millions of children with disabilities who now enjoy their right to a free appropriate public education (FAPE). It is the goal of national policy, endorsed by Congress, to ensure equality of opportunity, full participation, independent living, and economic…
Descriptors: African American Students, Socioeconomic Status, Mild Mental Retardation, Racial Composition
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Bailey, Michael R. P.; Bauer-Jones, Kate – Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, 2015
In the summer of 2013, the State of Florida passed legislation that, among other things, gave parents of students with significant cognitive disabilities the right to refuse a separate curriculum and/or school for their child. This case frames the legal ramifications of Florida Senate Bill 1108 through the lens of the landmark Supreme Court case…
Descriptors: Case Studies, State Legislation, Mental Disorders, Inclusion
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Worthy, Jo; Villarreal, Doris; Godfrey, Vickie; DeJulio, Sam; Stefanski, Angela; Leitze, Amy; Cooper, Jennifer – Literacy Research: Theory, Method, and Practice, 2017
After a multitude of studies across more than a century, researchers have failed to consistently identify characteristics or patterns that distinguish dyslexia from other decoding challenges. Many researchers and educators argue the construct is too vague and contradictory to be useful for educators. Nevertheless, attention to dyslexia in policy…
Descriptors: Dyslexia, Laws, State Legislation, Educational Legislation
Clarke, Suzanne – Educational Research Service, 2007
This "Informed Educator" provides a snapshot of the current state of virtual education at the elementary and secondary levels. A number of critical factors are addressed, including: (1) the types of online courses and schools now available; (2) virtual program providers-- institutional, school, district, state, consortia and private…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Student Characteristics, Elementary Secondary Education, School Districts
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Smith, Tammy Jorgensen; Benito, Nila – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2013
In response to the paucity of transition services available for students with intellectual disabilities, the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) allocated grant funding to support model demonstration programs that promote successful transition into higher education. In accordance with the objectives of the HEOA, the Florida College…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Mental Retardation, Transitional Programs, Postsecondary Education
Verra, Monica C. – ProQuest LLC, 2009
The reauthorization of the Individual with Disabilities Education Act of 2004 strongly encourages the use of a response-to-intervention (RtI) model to reduce the number of students identified as learning disabled, to increase student achievement, and to close learning gaps between subgroups of students. RtI is based on the systematic assessment of…
Descriptors: School Restructuring, Intervention, Disabilities, Program Effectiveness
Muller, Eve – Project Forum, 2010
Response to Intervention (RTI), as a model for improving services to all students, has been a growing phenomenon since the reauthorization of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) in 2004. The National Association of State Directors of Special Education (NASDSE) defines RTI as "the practice of (1) providing high-quality…
Descriptors: Student Needs, Educational Needs, General Education, Learning Disabilities
Beech, Marty – Florida Department of Education, 2010
This document updates "Accommodations: Assisting Students with Disabilities. A Guide for Educators," published by the Florida Department of Education (FDOE) in 2003. This document is written to assist school district personnel and parents when making decisions about the use of accommodations by students with disabilities in instructional…
Descriptors: Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Disabilities, Testing Accommodations, State Standards
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Patterson, Karen B.; Syverud, Susan M.; Seabrooks-Blackmore, Janice – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2008
With the reauthorization of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA 2004) and No Child Left Behind legislation (2001), the call for collaboration is omnipresent. A review of the current landscape makes this imperative obvious. With the mandate for inclusion and the necessity for special education teachers to collaborate with their…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs, Special Education Teachers, Cooperative Planning
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