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Jones, Nathan D.; Brownell, Mary T. – Assessment for Effective Intervention, 2014
A primary focus of recent educational policymaking has been on improving measures of teaching effectiveness, attributable in part to recent federal policies such as the Race to the Top initiative and Investing in Innovation. To date, neither researchers nor practitioners have arrived at a consensus on the best methods for evaluating special…
Descriptors: Special Education, Special Education Teachers, Teacher Evaluation, Observation
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Woods-Groves, Suzanne; Hendrickson, Jo M. – Assessment for Effective Intervention, 2012
Assessment permeates many aspects of our educational society. With the passage of federal legislation (i.e., No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 and Individuals With Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004), assessment in the form of accountability is ever present in our K-12 educational system. Current assessment practices should be used in…
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Decision Making, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation