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Shinde, Satomi K.; Maeda, Yukiko – Exceptionality, 2019
Classification changes are common in special education. Using the first four years of the Pre-elementary Education Longitudinal Study data set (N = 3000), we investigated national trends in classification changes among young children with disabilities, the relationship between classification changes and children's demographic information, and the…
Descriptors: Educational Trends, Educational Change, Special Education, Special Needs Students
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Cooc, North – Exceptionality, 2018
The persistent racial and ethnic disparities in special education in the United States raise concerns about the potential misidentification of students. While previous studies have focused on how various student and school factors influence teacher decisions, there is less attention on when teachers disagree about student disability or special…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Special Education, Longitudinal Studies, Attitudes toward Disabilities
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Brubacher, Michael R.; McMahon, Susan D.; Keys, Christopher B. – Exceptionality, 2018
Self-appraisals can combine with aspects of the school environment in predicting adolescent emotions and behaviors. This study examined how academic self-efficacy and social self-efficacy are related to anxiety and aggression, and how these relations are moderated by school stressors, academic achievement, and school belonging. The participants of…
Descriptors: Self Evaluation (Individuals), Adolescents, Hispanic American Students, African American Students
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Ok, Min Wook; Kim, Woori – Exceptionality, 2017
New technology devices such as iPads and iPods have become very popular and widely used in special education settings to teach students with disabilities. The 20 selected single-case design studies published by November 2015 were comprehensively reviewed to examine the effects of using iPads and iPods on academic performance and engagement of…
Descriptors: Handheld Devices, Technology Uses in Education, Special Education, Disabilities
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Newman, Lynn A.; Marschark, Marc; Shaver, Debra M.; Javitz, Harold – Exceptionality, 2017
Data from the National Longitudinal Transition Study-2 were used to examine the effect of academic and career or technical education course-taking in high school on deaf or hard of hearing (DHH) youth's postsecondary enrollment in 2-year, 4-year, and career or technical education institutions. We examined the proportion of academic and career or…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Longitudinal Studies, Special Education, Transitional Programs
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Ok, Min Wook; Rao, Kavita; Bryant, Brian R.; McDougall, Dennis – Exceptionality, 2017
Some researchers have characterized Universal Design for Learning (UDL) as a promising framework to provide diverse students with access to the general education curriculum, but to what extent and how have UDL-based interventions fulfilled that promise? The purpose of this review was to analyze studies that investigated impacts of UDL-based…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Preschool Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Literature Reviews
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Skerbetz, Mandi Davis; Kostewicz, Douglas E. – Exceptionality, 2015
The difficulties students identified with emotional and behavior disabilities present sometimes strain inclusive educators. General education teachers often find themselves ill equipped to provide effective support for both students with and without disabilities. An effective intervention that may hold promise for included students with academic…
Descriptors: Emotional Disturbances, Behavior Disorders, Disabilities, Inclusion
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Karvonen, Meagan; Wakeman, Shawnee; Flowers, Claudia; Moody, Shauna – Exceptionality, 2013
In the decade since alternate assessments based on alternate achievement standards (AA-AAS) were first required, special education teachers have had to develop content knowledge and pedagogical skills to teach academics to students with significant cognitive disabilities. The purpose of this study is to examine the impact that teachers'…
Descriptors: Special Education, Special Education Teachers, Alternative Assessment, Academic Standards
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Brigham, Frederick J.; Berkeley, Sheri; Walker, Erin – Exceptionality, 2012
Assessment of students with disabilities is a critical component of special education. In addition to the complexity of assessment (e.g., high-stakes assessments, progress monitoring, diagnosis), the issue is complicated further by the use of acronyms. This can make both explaining and understanding important information related to students very…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Academic Achievement, Disabilities, School Personnel
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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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Castro-Olivo, Sara M.; Preciado, Jorge A.; Sanford, Amanda K.; Perry, Valerie – Exceptionality, 2011
Nationwide statistics show that English Learners in grades 6-12 are often among the lowest performing students in all academic areas and have some of the highest rates of dropout. Their academic deficiencies are usually attributed to their limited English language proficiency, often ignoring the social-emotional, behavioral, and cognitive problems…
Descriptors: Student Needs, Psychological Needs, Hispanic American Students, English (Second Language)
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Specht, Jacqueline A.; Metsala, Jamie L. – Exceptionality Education International, 2018
Teachers who show high teacher efficacy affect student achievement positively. Teaching is sometimes seen as an overwhelming profession because of classroom diversity and expectations placed on teachers. It is important to bring beginning teachers to the point at which they feel they are capable and will be more emotionally equipped to take on the…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Preservice Teachers, Self Efficacy, Inclusion
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Jordan, Anne – Exceptionality Education International, 2018
The Supporting Effective Teaching project commenced in the early 1990s with studies of how classroom teachers work with students with special educational needs included in their elementary classrooms. Over the ensuing 20 years, the project team prepared and tested a model of the factors that influence student outcomes in inclusive classrooms, with…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Academic Achievement, Inclusion, Disabilities
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Stewart, Shannon L.; Klassen, Janell; Hamza, Chloe – Exceptionality Education International, 2016
Previous research linking school disruption with mental health problems has largely relied on assessments of academic achievement to measure school disruption. Early disruptive classroom behaviour (e.g., conflict with school staff, negative attitudes toward school), however, may precipitate poor academic performance and may stem from emerging…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Children, Youth, Clinical Diagnosis
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Piers, Lisa; Duquette, Cheryll A. – Exceptionality Education International, 2016
This qualitative study explored the educational journeys of five postsecondary students with learning disabilities (LD) from the perspective of the students and their families. Using a resilience lens, it examined the challenges that they faced and the capacities and resources that facilitated their resilience and helped them achieve their current…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, College Students, Learning Disabilities, Resilience (Psychology)
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