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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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Bossaert, Goele; Colpin, Hilde; Pijl, Sip Jan; Petry, Katja – Exceptionality, 2015
This study focuses on companionship, intimacy, and support of reciprocated friendships of students with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), students with motor and/or sensory disabilities, and typically developing students with their classmates at the start of mainstream secondary school. The study included 1379 typically developing students, 65…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Friendship, Mainstreaming, Inclusion
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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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Marshak, Lisa; Mastropieri, Margo A.; Scruggs, Thomas E. – Exceptionality, 2011
This investigation compared the use of traditional instruction with that of classwide peer tutoring using materials containing embedded mnemonic strategies to provide strategic information and supplemental practice of important content. Eight inclusive seventh grade social studies classes with 186 students, of whom 42 were classified with mild…
Descriptors: Mild Disabilities, Grade 7, Instructional Effectiveness, Mnemonics
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Kirkpatrick, Lori C.; Brown, Heather M.; Searle, Michelle J.; Sauder, Adrienne E.; Smiley, Eric – Exceptionality Education International, 2017
This paper examines the impact of a school board's one-to-one iPad initiative on equity and inclusion. Data include: questionnaires from Grade 7-9 students, teachers, and administrators; focus groups with inclusion coaches; and interviews with classroom teachers. The results show that the iPads have supported equity among students in the district;…
Descriptors: Boards of Education, Handheld Devices, Educational Technology, Telecommunications
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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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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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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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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