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Coggshall, Jane G.; Bivona, Lauren; Reschly, Daniel J. – National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality, 2012
To meet the new and more rigorous college- and career-ready standards for student learning, all of today's students must have access to effective teaching--every day and in every classroom. As teachers and their school leaders are increasingly held accountable for implementing consistently effective teaching, calls for holding the programs that…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Accountability, Program Effectiveness, Stakeholders
Holdheide, Lynn R.; Reschly, Daniel J. – National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality, 2011
Teacher preparation to deliver inclusive services to students with disabilities is increasingly important because of changes in law and policy emphasizing student access to, and achievement in, the general education curriculum. This innovation configuration identifies the components of inclusive services that should be incorporated in teacher…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Special Education Teachers, Access to Education, Educational Innovation
Holdheide, Lynn R.; Goe, Laura; Croft, Andrew; Reschly, Daniel J. – National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality, 2010
Current emphasis on teacher effectiveness in educational policy poses a challenge for the evaluation of special education teachers and English language learner (ELL) specialists. Most evaluation systems focus on student achievement and teacher practice; however, few systems have the capacity to differentiate among specialty area educators, address…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Special Education Teachers, Educational Policy, Special Education
Reschly, Daniel J.; Wood-Garnett, Stephanie – National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality, 2009
Response to intervention (RTI) is a decision-making process for (1) identifying gaps between current and desired results; (2) designing, implementing, and revising interventions; (3) matching the degree of educational needs to the intensity of interventions; and (4) implementing interventions at multiple tiers. The process can be applied to…
Descriptors: High School Students, Middle School Students, Educational Needs, Intervention
Holdheide, Lynn R.; Reschly, Daniel J. – National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality, 2008
Teacher preparation to deliver inclusive services to students with disabilities is increasingly important because of changes in law and policy emphasizing student access to, and achievement in, the general education curriculum. Inclusion of students with disabilities in general education environments has a long history in special education law;…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Inclusion, General Education, Special Education
Smartt, Susan M.; Reschly, Daniel J. – National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality, 2007
Despite the fact that the early reading proficiency for all children has become a national mandate captured in both the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), the poor performance of America's fourth graders on national examinations of reading proficiency indicates that the nation is far from…
Descriptors: Reading Research, Federal Legislation, Colleges, State Standards
Oliver, Regina M.; Reschly, Daniel J. – National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality, 2007
The purpose of this paper is to provide research and recommendations related to teacher quality and effectiveness, specifically addressing the area of classroom management to improve outcomes in general and special education. Focusing on classroom organization and behavior management is necessary as a preventive approach for students who are…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Teacher Effectiveness, Outcomes of Education, Faculty Development