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National Center for Special Education Research, 2015
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2014), one in 68 children is now classified as having an Autism Spectrum Disorder A(SD), a significant rise from previous estimates. The prevalence of ASD creates an extraordinary demand on schools, staff, and teachers to provide interventions that meet the educational needs of students…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Special Education, Educational Research
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Connor, Carol M.; Alberto, Paul A.; Compton, Donald L.; O'Connor, Rollanda E. – National Center for Special Education Research, 2014
Reading difficulties and disabilities present serious and potentially lifelong challenges. Children who do not read well are more likely to be retained a grade in school, drop out of high school, become a teen parent, or enter the juvenile justice system. Building on the extant research and seminal studies, including the National Reading Panel and…
Descriptors: Reading Difficulties, Learning Disabilities, Reading Skills, At Risk Students
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Diamond, Karen E.; Justice, Laura M.; Siegler, Robert S.; Snyder, Patricia A. – National Center for Special Education Research, 2013
A primary purpose of early childhood education and interventions is to promote children's acquisition of knowledge and skills linked to later social competence and academic success. In this report, special attention is given to summarizing what has been learned about early childhood classrooms as contexts for development and learning, the kinds of…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Early Intervention, Meta Analysis, Cognitive Development
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Lipsey, Mark W.; Puzio, Kelly; Yun, Cathy; Hebert, Michael A.; Steinka-Fry, Kasia; Cole, Mikel W.; Roberts, Megan; Anthony, Karen S.; Busick, Matthew D. – National Center for Special Education Research, 2012
This paper is directed to researchers who conduct and report education intervention studies. Its purpose is to stimulate and guide them to go a step beyond reporting the statistics that emerge from their analysis of the differences between experimental groups on the respective outcome variables. With what is often very minimal additional effort,…
Descriptors: Intervention, Experimental Groups, Statistical Significance, Researchers
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Shaver, Debra; Newman, Lynn; Huang, Tracy; Yu, Jennifer; Knokey, Anne-Marie – National Center for Special Education Research, 2011
A gap exists between the academic achievement of youth with hearing impairments and their peers in the general population in reading, mathematics, science, and social studies, according to a new release by The National Center for Special Education Research. This report uses data from the National Longitudinal Transition Study 2 dataset to provide…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Educational Experience, Academic Achievement, Hearing Impairments
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Carlson, Elaine; Jenkins, Frank; Bitterman, Amy; Keller, Brad – National Center for Special Education Research, 2011
The Pre-Elementary Education Longitudinal Study (PEELS), which is funded by the U.S. Department of Education, is examining the characteristics of children receiving preschool special education, the services they receive, their transitions across educational levels, and their performance over time on assessments of academic and adaptive skills.…
Descriptors: Receptive Language, Vocabulary, Mathematics Achievement, Special Education
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Sanford, Christopher; Newman, Lynn; Wagner, Mary; Cameto, Renee; Knokey, Anne-Marie; Shaver, Debra – National Center for Special Education Research, 2011
The National Longitudinal Transition Study-2 (NLTS2) provides a unique source of information to help in developing an understanding of the experiences of secondary school students with disabilities nationally as they go through their early adult years. NLTS2 addresses questions about youth with disabilities in transition by providing information…
Descriptors: Young Adults, Disabilities, Longitudinal Studies, High School Students
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Newman, Lynn; Wagner, Mary; Knokey, Anne-Marie; Marder, Camille; Nagle, Katherine; Shaver, Debra; Wei, Xin – National Center for Special Education Research, 2011
The National Longitudinal Transition Study-2 (NLTS2) funded by the National Center for Special Education Research at the Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education, provides a unique source of information to help in developing an understanding of the experiences of secondary school students with disabilities nationally as they…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Employment Level, Disabilities, Mail Surveys
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Newman, Lynn; Wagner, Mary; Huang, Tracy; Shaver, Debra; Knokey, Anne-Marie; Yu, Jennifer; Contreras, Elidia; Ferguson, Kate; Greene, Sarah; Nagle, Katherine; Cameto, Renee – National Center for Special Education Research, 2011
Since 1982, the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) has periodically surveyed the status of curricula being implemented in America's high schools and the course-taking patterns of high school students, as identified from their transcripts. Data from the High School Transcript Study (HSTS), conducted in…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, High Schools, Grade Point Average, Course Selection (Students)
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Cameto, Renee; Bergland, Frances; Knokey, Anne-Marie; Nagle, Katherine M.; Sanford, Christopher; Kalb, Sara C.; Blackorby, Jose; Sinclair, Beth; Riley, Derek L.; Ortega, Moreica – National Center for Special Education Research, 2010
The report is organized to provide information on the school-level implementation of alternate assessments for students with significant cognitive disabilities. Following the Introduction in Chapter 1, Chapter 2 describes the study design and methods, including the development of the teacher survey and data collection procedures and analyses.…
Descriptors: Alternative Assessment, Disabilities, Teacher Surveys, Teacher Attitudes
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Hedges, Larry V.; Rhoads, Christopher – National Center for Special Education Research, 2010
This paper provides a guide to calculating statistical power for the complex multilevel designs that are used in most field studies in education research. For multilevel evaluation studies in the field of education, it is important to account for the impact of clustering on the standard errors of estimates of treatment effects. Using ideas from…
Descriptors: Research Design, Field Studies, Computers, Effect Size
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Newman, Lynn; Wagner, Mary; Cameto, Renee; Knokey, Anne-Marie; Shaver, Debra – National Center for Special Education Research, 2010
In an effort to document the secondary school experiences and postsecondary outcomes of students with disabilities over the last two decades, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) sponsored two longitudinal research studies 15 years apart. The first study, the National Longitudinal Transition Study (NLTS) generated nationally representative…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Young Adults, Postsecondary Education, Employment
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Carlson, Elaine; Bitterman, Amy; Daley, Tamara – National Center for Special Education Research, 2010
This report uses data from the Pre-Elementary Education Longitudinal Study (PEELS) to describe access for young children with disabilities in two specific domains: community activities, including extracurricular activities and family recreation, and kindergarten classroom experiences. While PEELS is a broad, descriptive study, the analyses…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Neighborhoods, Extracurricular Activities, Elementary Education
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Bollmer, Julie; Cronin, Roberta; Brauen, Marsha; Howell, Bethany; Fletcher, Philip; Gonin, Rene; Jenkins, Frank – National Center for Special Education Research, 2010
The Study of Monitoring and Improvement Practices under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) examined how states monitored the implementation of IDEA by local special education and early intervention services programs. State monitoring and improvement practices in 2004-05 and 2006-07 were the focus of the study. Prior to the…
Descriptors: Educational Needs, Early Intervention, Disabilities, Data Collection
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Carlson, Elaine; Daley, Tamara; Bitterman, Amy; Heinzen, Harriotte; Keller, Brad; Markowitz, Joy; Riley, Jarnee – National Center for Special Education Research, 2009
The Pre-Elementary Education Longitudinal Study (PEELS), funded by the U.S. Department of Education, is examining the characteristics of children receiving preschool special education, the services they receive, their transitions across educational levels, and their performance over time on assessments of academic and adaptive skills. PEELS…
Descriptors: Testing Accommodations, Family Income, Social Behavior, Disabilities
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