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Nahum-Shani, Inbal; Almirall, Daniel – National Center for Special Education Research, 2019
Education practice often requires teachers and other school personnel to adapt interventions over time in order to address between-student heterogeneity in response to intervention (e.g., what works for one student may not work for the other) or within-student heterogeneity (e.g., what works now may not work in the future for the same student). An…
Descriptors: Intervention, Media Adaptation, Instructional Design, Educational Research
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National Center for Special Education Research, 2016
A large proportion of youth in the juvenile justice system have disabilities (U.S. Department of Education, 2014). Research indicates that the prevalence of youth with disabilities in these settings is four to five times greater than the prevalence of youth with disabilities in public schools. Juvenile justice facilities often face challenges for…
Descriptors: Juvenile Justice, Delinquency, Disabilities, Youth
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National Center for Special Education Research, 2016
The National Center for Special Education Research (NCSER) supports research that contributes to the identification of effective strategies for improving the performance of current teachers and other instructional personnel, and related services providers in ways that increase student learning and achievement, social and behavioral skills, and…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Educational Research, Evidence Based Practice, Decision Making
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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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National Center for Special Education Research, 2015
The most recent scores from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP, 2013) indicate that the achievement gap between students with disabilities and their peers is widening and that 69% of 4th graders and 60% of 8th graders with identified disabilities score below basic levels. The Institute of Education Sciences' National Center for…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Students with Disabilities, Reading Research, Reading Difficulties
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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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National Center for Special Education Research, 2014
Students with disabilities (SWD) lag behind their peers without disabilities at all grade levels in mathematics. This gap is more pronounced in Grade 8, with 65 percent of SWD performing below the basic performance level compared to 21 percent of their peers without disabilities (U.S. Department of Education, 2013). Identifying proven…
Descriptors: Students with Disabilities, Mathematics Achievement, Achievement Gap, Teaching Methods
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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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