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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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Towles-Reeves, Elizabeth; Garrett, Brent; Burdette, Paula J.; Burdge, Mike – Assessment for Effective Intervention, 2006
In conjunction with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 1997 (IDEA; PL 105-17), the No Child Left Behind Act of 2002 (NCLB; PL 107-110) calls for enhancements to existing assessment and accountability systems within specific timelines. The NCLB Act also stresses the importance of using reliable and valid data for decision making.…
Descriptors: Individualized Education Programs, Alternative Assessment, Accountability, Academic Accommodations (Disabilities)