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Mattatall, Chris – Exceptionality Education International, 2011
Knowing what students should be able to accomplish academically is the first step in knowing how to write accurate Individual Education Plan (IEP) goals. By giving students short Curriculum-Based Measurements (CBM) in areas such as reading, writing, and mathematics, teachers are able to determine current level of performance, or baseline. Teachers…
Descriptors: Individualized Education Programs, Foreign Countries, Standards, Elementary School Teachers
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Isaacson, Stephen – Exceptionality, 2004
Two key components of recent educational reform are (a) new attention to writing as an important academic skill, and (b) the establishment of national and state standards for student achievement. State standards for writing vary considerably in their form and specificity. Many are not listed separately but are included within integrated language…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Academic Achievement, Educational Change, Writing Processes
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Williams, Joanna P.; Ellsworth, Nancy J. – Exceptionality, 1990
This study examined effectiveness of an instructional program designed to teach learning-disabled adolescents (N=70) to make better personal decisions. A pretest/posttest comparison design found that following instruction students showed better ability to both identify general schema for decision making and apply schema to novel problem…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Comparative Analysis, Daily Living Skills, Decision Making
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Christensen, Carol A.; Gerber, Michael M. – Exceptionality, 1990
Thirty elementary-level learning-disabled and 30 nondisabled students were trained on addition using either a drill-and-practice task within an arcade gamelike context or a straightforward drill. The straightforward drill was more effective than the game format for learning-disabled students. (Author/JDD)
Descriptors: Addition, Computer Assisted Instruction, Drills (Practice), Educational Games
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Hughes, Charles A.; Schumaker, Jean B. – Exceptionality: A Research Journal, 1991
This study used a seven-stage instructional methodology to successfully teach a comprehensive test-taking strategy to six secondary learning-disabled students. Evidence of maintenance and generalization is reported. In the second article, answers are presented to questions about strategy training in general and this study in particular. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Generalization, Instructional Effectiveness, Learning Disabilities, Learning Strategies
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Scott, Kristin S. – Exceptionality: A Research Journal, 1993
A multisensory program using a counting technique was effective in teaching math skills to three elementary students with mild disabilities. Results showed significant gains in acquisition of target skills as well as maintenance and generalization to novel math problems. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Computation, Elementary Education, Generalization, Instructional Effectiveness
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Scott, Kristin S. – Exceptionality: A Research Journal, 1993
The author of EC 606 784 describes the background of her research, noting her experience with the "TOUCH MATH" manipulative materials to help students with mild disabilities acquire math facts and computational skills. (DB)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Instructional Effectiveness, Instructional Materials, Manipulative Materials
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Martin, James E.; And Others – Exceptionality: A Research Journal, 1990
This study compared use of trainer demonstrations and use of visual cues across varying difficulties of task, by 20 mentally retarded secondary-aged students. Results found that photographs and line drawings were more effective with mildly/moderately retarded students than demonstrations when working with complex tasks. No differences were found…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Comparative Analysis, Cues, Demonstrations (Educational)