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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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Bolt, Sara E.; Quenemoen, Rachel F. – Assessment for Effective Intervention, 2006
Professionals with expertise in assessment and diverse learners are in demand to assist in developing and implementing large-scale assessment and accountability systems. This article highlights aspects of current federal legislation that pertain to the development of these systems, describes the areas of expertise and unique perspectives of…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Psychologists, School Psychologists, Disabilities
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Niebling, Bradley C.; Elliott, Stephen N. – Assessment for Effective Intervention, 2005
The inclusion of students with disabilities in large-scale assessments, typically by using testing accommodations, for statewide accountability systems became a legal reality with the reauthorization of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act in 1997, and the passage of the No Child Left Behind Act in 2002. These legal mandates and best…
Descriptors: Testing Accommodations, Inclusive Schools, Federal Legislation, Student Evaluation