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Johnson, David R.; Stout, Karen E.; Thurlow, Martha L. – Exceptionality, 2009
In response to more than two decades of criticism that American students exit high school lacking the skills and knowledge necessary for a productive citizenry, states have implemented graduation policies intended to raise academic standards for all students. Such policies have included state and local district testing, development of exit…
Descriptors: Graduation Rate, Alternative Assessment, Exit Examinations, Graduation Requirements
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Whitley, Jessica; Lupart, Judy L.; Beran, Tanya – Exceptionality Education International, 2009
This paper provides a description of the demographic characteristics as well as the social and academic experiences of a nationally representative sample of Canadian students receiving special education services for an Emotional/Behavioural Difficulty (EBD) and a comparison group of students without disabilities (ND). Data summarized in this…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Low Income, Special Education, Emotional Disturbances
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Hocutt, Anne M.; Alberg, Joni Y. – Exceptionality, 1995
The application of noncategorical special education in two states and categorical special education in two companion states was considered, with a focus on program practices and procedures. The effects of grade level, disability severity, and school district size on state and local implementation of the noncategorical approach were examined, and…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Disabilities, Educational Policy, Educational Practices
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Perry, Nancy E.; McNamara, John K.; Mercer, K. Louise – Exceptionality Education Canada, 2001
Analysis of special education services in British Columbia (BC) for students with learning disabilities in light of a current legal challenge finds the province's policies and practices are supported by theory and research on best practices. However, BC's Ministry of Education is urged to ensure policies are enacted consistently and to increase…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Educational Practices, Educational Quality, Elementary Secondary Education