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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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Erickson, Amy S. Gaumer; Morningstar, Mary E. – Exceptionality, 2009
The vast majority of high school students plan to attend college, but little is known about the postsecondary enrollment of students who exit high school with certificates of completion or individualized diplomas. With as many as 10% of all high school completers in some states earning documentation other than the high school diploma, it is…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, High School Graduates, High School Equivalency Programs, Admission Criteria
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Bohanon, Hank; Flannery, K. Brigid; Malloy, JoAnne; Fenning, Pamela – Exceptionality, 2009
The integration of primary, secondary, and tertiary interventions through positive behavior supports (PBS) can provide benefit for students, staff, and families (Bohanon et al., 2006; Turnbull et al., 2002). However, there is limited application of PBS to high schools settings (Sugai, Flannery, & Bohanon, 2004). However, preliminary data is…
Descriptors: High Schools, Student Behavior, Incidence, Graduation Rate
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Sugai, George; Horner, Robert H. – Exceptionality, 2009
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and No Child Left Behind emphasize the use of scientifically based research to improve outcomes for students. From this emphasis, response-to-intervention has evolved. We present one perspective on the defining features of response-to-intervention and application of those features to school-wide…
Descriptors: Intervention, Federal Legislation, Learning Disabilities, Behavior Modification
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Zigmond, Naomi; Kloo, Amanda; Volonino, Victoria – Exceptionality, 2009
After the passage of PL 94-142 in 1975 guaranteeing a free, appropriate, public education to all students with disabilities, multiple reauthorizations of IDEA have refined, revised, and renewed the nation's moral and pedagogical commitment to providing well-planned, public, inclusive, and appropriate education to all students with disabilities.…
Descriptors: Inclusive Schools, Disabilities, Public Policy, Special Education
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Carnahan, Christi; Basham, James; Musti-Rao, Shobana – Exceptionality, 2009
Active engagement is critical to promote learning for students with autism. Although evidence-based strategies exist for promoting engagement for individual students with autism, there are few strategies designed for use with small groups. This study used an ABCAC design to assess the effects of a low-technology use strategy, namely interactive…
Descriptors: Small Group Instruction, Autism, Educational Strategies, Learner Engagement
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Thurlow, Martha L.; Cormier, Damien C.; Vang, Miong – Exceptionality, 2009
States are working to improve their graduation rates, in part because of No Child Left Behind (NCLB) high school accountability requirements. This is taking place at the same time that 26 states have implemented exit examinations to determine, in part, whether a student has gained the knowledge and skills to earn a standard diploma and be prepared…
Descriptors: Graduation Rate, Exit Examinations, Accountability, High School Equivalency Programs
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Ponticelli, Jan E.; Russ-Eft, Darlene – Exceptionality, 2009
This study examined 12 predictors for transfer from the community college to a four-year institution for students with disabilities. Pre-existing data from the California Community College Chancellor's Office (CCCCO) matched with data from the National Student Clearinghouse, running from the academic year 1995-1996 until 2006-2007, were used. This…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Disabilities, College Transfer Students, Predictor Variables
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Marino, Matthew T. – Exceptionality, 2009
This article reports the findings from a study that examined how adolescent students with reading difficulties utilized cognitive tools that were embedded in a technology-based middle school science curriculum. The curriculum contained salient features of the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) theoretical framework. Sixteen general education…
Descriptors: Reading Difficulties, Instructional Design, Scientific Concepts, Reading Ability
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Smith Canter, Lora Lee; King, Laura H.; Williams, Jennifer B.; Metcalf, Debbie; Rhys Myrick Potts, Katheryne – Exceptionality Education International, 2017
How can education change to meet the demands of effectively educating an increasingly diverse student population with the skills, knowledge, and abilities they need to be productive and successful citizens in the 21st century? One possible solution is to create classrooms, teachers, and schools that embrace the progressive and inclusive practices…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Disabilities, Inclusion, Educational Practices
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Arnett, Katy; Mady, Callie – Exceptionality Education International, 2017
Responding to the needs of and/or including students with different need profiles has been an area of focus within Canadian French Second Language (FSL) education for many years. This study draws on quantitative data from two questionnaires (administered before and after Canadian teacher candidates in FSL education completed their practica) and on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, French, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Sladeczek, Ingrid E.; Fontil, Laura; Miodrag, Nancy; Karagiannakis, Anastasia; Amar, Daniel; Amos, Janet – Exceptionality Education International, 2017
This study compares two service delivery models (community-based and centre-based), examining them in light of children's adaptive and maladaptive behaviours, and parental perceptions of stress and of care. More specifically, parents of 96 children with developmental delays assessed their children's adaptive and maladaptive behaviours and rated…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Developmental Delays, Behavior Problems, Parent Attitudes
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Thompson, S. Anthony; Timmons, Vianne – Exceptionality Education International, 2017
Inclusive educational practices vary across Canada, and perhaps most especially in secondary schools. Researchers use the term authentic inclusion to describe exemplary inclusive educational institutions. Using an appreciative inquiry framework, two such high schools were identified and profiled within the Canadian province of Saskatchewan.…
Descriptors: Inclusion, High School Students, Disabilities, Semi Structured Interviews
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Kim, Sunyoung; Yan, Min-Chi; Kulkarni, Saili S. – Exceptionality Education International, 2017
Teachers and researchers have considered social-skill interventions to be an essential component in the development and progress of students with disabilities. However, there is still relatively limited research on these interventions for individuals from culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) backgrounds. This literature review was conducted…
Descriptors: Intervention, Interpersonal Competence, Cultural Differences, English (Second Language)
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MacCormack, Jeffrey W. H. – Exceptionality Education International, 2017
Program designers develop a wide range of intervention programs to address the social challenges faced by children and youth with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) but it is not clear how those programs are perceived by families of youth with ASD and the extent to which those programs are accessed. To explore the perceptions of families of youth with…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Intervention, Interpersonal Competence
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