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Rumrill, Phillip D., Jr.; Cook, Bryan G.; Stevenson, Nathan A. – Charles C. Thomas, Publisher, Ltd, 2020
The primary purpose of this book is to offer a broad-based examination into the role of scientific inquiry in contemporary special education. As with the first two editions, which were published in 2001 and 2011, the goal is to provide a comprehensive overview of the philosophical, ethical, methodological, and analytical fundamentals of social…
Descriptors: Special Education, Educational Research, Social Science Research, Research Design
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Butler, Jeannine M.; Nasser, Karee O. – Journal of Special Education Apprenticeship, 2020
This research study examined curricular and instructional approaches that help students who receive special education services meet common Illinois state standards as measured by annual state standardized testing. Despite having supportive accommodations and modifications, Illinois students who receive special education services have lagged behind…
Descriptors: Special Education, General Education, Reading Instruction, Curriculum
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Cole, Sandi M.; Murphy, Hardy R.; Frisby, Michael B.; Grossi, Teresa A.; Bolte, Hannah R. – Journal of Special Education, 2021
This study investigates the academic outcomes of a special education student cohort in the state of Indiana placed in high and low inclusion settings. Student scores in these two settings from the Indiana State Test of Educational Progress (ISTEP+ English/Language Arts and math) were compared from fourth grade in 2014 through the eighth grade in…
Descriptors: Student Placement, Special Education, Outcomes of Education, Grade 4
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Waters, Merritt F.; Hackney, Catherine E. – Journal of School Leadership, 2020
The challenges of special education leadership require both inspiration and capacity. This qualitative study of a purposeful sample of members of a Midwestern special education professional organization explores how leaders in special education experience spirituality in their work--creating meaning, leading/supporting others, and coping with…
Descriptors: Religious Factors, Moral Values, Special Education, Students with Disabilities
Burke, Kristyn – ProQuest LLC, 2019
Relatively little research focuses on the incidence of declassification among young children who are transitioning from a special education preschool program to kindergarten. The purpose of this exploratory study is to examine the continuity of eligibility for special education from preschool to kindergarten as well as to determine whether or not…
Descriptors: Special Education, Eligibility, Preschool Children, Kindergarten
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Reinke, Wendy M.; Stormont, Melissa; Herman, Keith C.; Dong, Nianbo – Remedial and Special Education, 2021
Many children with disabilities receive the majority of their instruction in the general education classroom where many universal programs are implemented. It is therefore important to examine the impact of evidence-based universal interventions on children with disabilities. The purpose of this study was to determine whether the Incredible Years…
Descriptors: Students with Disabilities, Inclusion, Regular and Special Education Relationship, Primary Education
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Farley, Jennifer; Huscroft-D'Angelo, Jacqueline; Trout, Alexandra L.; Duppong Hurley, Kristin – Journal of Special Education, 2020
Parents who are knowledgeable of special education are more likely to engage in their child's education. Parents seek information about special education from a number of sources including State Departments of Education (SDEs). However, little is known about the web-based special education resources SDEs provide to parents. We sought to address…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Special Education, Access to Information, Information Dissemination
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Barnard-Brak, Lucy; Benner, Gregory – Journal of Special Education Leadership, 2020
Extended school year (ESY) services refer to those special education services received by students during the summer break. These services are needed for those students who receive special education services who would otherwise regress and not readily recoup skills when returning to school. Identifying students who should receive extended school…
Descriptors: Eligibility, Extended School Year, Special Education, Identification
Benz, Sarah – Texas Comprehensive Center, 2019
Texas public schools provide special education services to almost 500,000 students. Despite these services, students with disabilities perform significantly lower on state assessments in reading and mathematics than their same-aged peers. While the numbers of students in special education increased by 5.7% from 2014 to 2017, the number of…
Descriptors: Special Education Teachers, Teacher Certification, Elementary Secondary Education, Licensing Examinations (Professions)
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Kleinhammer-Tramill, Jeannie; Karanxha, Zorka; Broughton, A. Joy – Journal of Special Education, 2021
This article is part of an illustrative study of federal leadership in special education based on interviews with persons who served as Assistant Secretaries in the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Services and Directors of the Office of Special Education Programs. The perspectives cover the time period…
Descriptors: Educational History, Special Education, Public Agencies, Federal Government
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Thomas, Cathy Newman; Peeples, Katherine N.; Kennedy, Michael J.; Decker, Mary – Intervention in School and Clinic, 2019
This article provides an overview of the literature on special education law and policy and teacher preparation for special education technology use and identifies current issues, focusing on four key obstacles regarding the status of special education technology access and implementation: (a) the mismatch between legal requirements, policy…
Descriptors: Special Education, Educational Technology, Assistive Technology, Access to Education
Hong, Hyuk – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this study was to identify the perceptual differences between general education teachers and special education teachers on teacher evaluation, and among special education teachers evaluated according to three different teacher evaluation systems (CEL 5D+ Teacher Evaluation Rubric, Charlotte Danielson's Framework for Teaching, and…
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Special Education, Special Education Teachers, Regular and Special Education Relationship
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Conlin, Michael; Jalilevand, Meg – Journal of Education Finance, 2018
A state's special education funding structure affects both the level of special education services provided and how equitably these services are distributed across districts. Irrespective of the funding system, districts in almost all states use unrestricted funds to pay for special education services not covered by revenue designated for special…
Descriptors: Special Education, State Aid, Educational Finance, Equal Education
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Woods, Adrienne D. – Exceptional Children, 2020
It is important to understand how longitudinal patterns of special education placement differ from cross-sectional incidence estimates in order to improve measurement precision and better target assistance to students with disabilities. This study used latent class growth analysis in a national-level data set to classify four trajectories of…
Descriptors: Special Education, Students with Disabilities, Kindergarten, Student Placement
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Ohlssen, Megan; Krempecki, Lauren – National Center for Special Education in Charter Schools, 2020
While charter schools have long promised choice for students--including students with disabilities--they face many challenges in achieving that promise, including some shared by traditional public schools and some unique to the charter model. One way charter schools can overcome these challenges is through the creation of special education…
Descriptors: Special Education, Charter Schools, Organizations (Groups), Centralization
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