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Thurlow, Martha L.; Wu, Yi-Chen; Lazarus, Sheryl S.; Ysseldyke, James E. – Exceptionality, 2016
Federal regulations indicate that the achievement gap must be closed between subgroups, including the gap between special education and non-special education students. We explored the ways in which achievement trends are influenced by three methods of reporting (cross-sectional, cohort-static, and cohort-dynamic). We also investigated (a) the ways…
Descriptors: Special Education, Achievement Gap, Mathematics Achievement, Change
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Browder, Diane M.; Hudson, Melissa E.; Wood, Alyson Leah – Exceptionality, 2013
A modified system of least intrusive prompting was used to teach middle school students with moderate intellectual disability who were emergent readers to comprehend short passages of text. Text passages were summaries of the chapters of age-appropriate novels rewritten for a beginning reading level. Time delay was used to teach the participants…
Descriptors: Moderate Mental Retardation, Prompting, Middle School Students, Reading Instruction
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Swoszowski, Nicole Cain; Jolivette, Kristine; Fredrick, Laura D.; Heflin, L. Juane – Exceptionality, 2012
Check In/Check Out (CICO) is a secondary tier intervention for those students who are not responsive to universal tier, school-wide positive behavioral interventions and supports. The present study extended the implementation of CICO to six students with emotional and behavioral disorders in a residential facility whose behaviors were maintained…
Descriptors: Behavior Disorders, Residential Institutions, Intervention, Emotional Disturbances
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Jung, Eunju – Exceptionality, 2012
The U.S. Department of Education released regulations governing the development of alternate assessments for students with persistent learning problems who are eligible for Modified Academic Achievement Standards (MAAS) in 2007. To date, state regular assessments or alternate assessments based on Alternate Academic Achievement Standards have not…
Descriptors: Learning Problems, Test Results, General Education, Eligibility
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Schmidt, Carla; Stichter, Janine P. – Exceptionality, 2012
Impairments in social competence are core deficits for individuals with high-functioning autism and Asperger's Syndrome (HFA/AS). As the incidence rate for these disorders continues to increase so does the urgency to identify evidence-based interventions that can remediate core deficits in order to provide these individuals with independence as…
Descriptors: Intervention, Autism, Asperger Syndrome, Quality of Life
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Farmer, Thomas W.; Hamm, Jill V.; Petrin, Robert A.; Robertson, Dylan; Murray, Robert A.; Meece, Judith L.; Brooks, Debbie Sprott – Exceptionality, 2010
This study involved a pilot examination of the impact of the Supporting Early Adolescent Learning and Social Strengths (SEALS) model on the 6th grade academic and social context following the transition to middle school. Two middle schools from a high poverty Appalachian school district were randomly assigned to the intervention and control…
Descriptors: Middle Schools, Intervention, At Risk Students, Early Adolescents
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Schock, Robin E.; Lee, Elizabeth A. – Exceptionality Education International, 2016
Rarely are the views of children with learning disabilities elicited. In this study, we used focus groups involving eight students with learning disabilities to explore their self-perceptions as learners and writers using assistive technology (AT). Three groups of two to three Grade 4-8 students and their parents participated in the qualitative…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Learning Disabilities, Focus Groups, Self Concept
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Montgomery, Angela; Mirenda, Pat – Exceptionality Education International, 2014
This study examined relationships between three factors related to teacher self-efficacy (use of inclusive instruction, collaboration with others, and managing disruptive behaviour) and practicing teachers' sentiments, attitudes, and concerns about inclusive education of students with developmental disabilities. We calculated Pearson…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Self Efficacy, Inclusion, Teaching Methods
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Menard, Jessica; Wilson, Alexander M. – Exceptionality Education International, 2014
This study investigated whether students with reading disabilities (RD) showed greater regression in reading skills than did non-RD students over the summer vacation. The RD group consisted of 30 students in grades 4 to 6 from a private school for students with learning disabilities and a comparison group of 30 average readers in grades 4 to 6…
Descriptors: Reading Difficulties, Learning Disabilities, Comparative Analysis, Achievement Gains
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Katz, Jennifer; Porath, Marion; Bendu, Charles; Epp, Brent – Exceptionality Education International, 2012
Thirty-one middle school students (grades 4-7) were interviewed at length about their perspectives regarding academic and social inclusion of students with disabilities; the barriers they perceive to a compassionate, inclusive learning community; and what they believe helps overcome these barriers. In discussing the inclusion of students with…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Disabilities, Middle School Students, Student Attitudes
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Pyle, Angela – Exceptionality Education International, 2011
In 2005, the Ontario Ministry of Education introduced Responsiveness to Intervention (RTI) to the Ontario school system. RTI is a tiered approach involving increasing levels of support for students who are at risk for later learning difficulties. However, the introduction of this different support structure was not accompanied by a substantial…
Descriptors: Learning Problems, Rhetoric, Focus Groups, Educational Testing
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Specht, Jacqueline A.; King, Gillian A.; Servais, Michelle; Kertoy, Marilyn; Spencer, Terry – Exceptionality Education International, 2011
Students who are more engaged in school have higher academic achievement, lower dropout rates, and increased involvement in activities during early adulthood. Unfortunately, children with disabilities participate less than children without disabilities, thus increasing their risk for depression and anxiety. This study investigated the lack of…
Descriptors: Dropout Rate, Disabilities, Foreign Countries, Depression (Psychology)
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Quilliams, Laura; Beran, Tanya – Exceptionality Education International, 2009
The purpose of this study was to identify individual and family risk factors that may explain why some students are at risk for academic failure. Students' self-concept, academic motivation, and their parents' involvement in education were reported by both students and teachers. A latent variable path model fit the data well (Comparative Fit Index…
Descriptors: Academic Failure, Parent Participation, Academic Achievement, At Risk Students
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Brackenreed, Darlene – Exceptionality Education International, 2008
This case study investigated the impact of selected types of adaptive and assistive technology (AT) on the learning gains and academic achievement levels of a female student with mild disabilities in her sixth and seventh grades in a Catholic school board in northeastern Ontario. Interviews were conducted with the parent, student, and pre-service…
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Mild Disabilities, Academic Achievement, Foreign Countries
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Berg, Derek H. – Exceptionality Education Canada, 2006
This study examined whether children's psychosocial self-evaluations mediated the relationship between general academic self-concept and self-reported depression. Self-evaluations in three psychosocial domains were assessed: General self-worth, intellectual ability, and social acceptance. Results indicated three significant findings. First, a…
Descriptors: Depression (Psychology), Self Concept, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Academic Ability