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Bartholomew, Audrey; Papay, Clare; McConnell, Amber; Cease-Cook, Jennifer – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2015
Although the college and career readiness movement has propelled schools to further include all students into academic-based courses, students with disabilities continue to need instruction in skills needed for a successful life after school. Research has indicated that it is possible to design instruction to help students acquire skills in both…
Descriptors: State Standards, Academic Standards, Career Readiness, College Readiness
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Benedict, Amber E; Thomas, Rachel A.; Kimerling, Jenna; Leko, Christopher – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2013
The article reflects on current methods of teacher evaluation within the context of recent accountability policy, specifically No Child Left Behind. An overview is given of the most common forms of teacher evaluation, including performance evaluations, checklists, peer review, portfolios, the CEC and InTASC standards, the Charlotte Danielson…
Descriptors: Educational Trends, Trend Analysis, Special Education, Special Education Teachers
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Fuchs, Lynn S.; Fuchs, Douglas – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2009
With the last reauthorization of the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA, also known as No Child Left Behind or NCLB), special education research exerted a major influence on general education. Even so, the academic outcomes of students with learning disabilities (LD), who are the…
Descriptors: Intervention, General Education, Federal Legislation, Learning Disabilities
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Cummings, Kelli D.; Atkins, Trent; Allison, Randy; Cole, Carl – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2008
Special educators wear many different hats in our current educational system. Due to recent federal legislation, they may be required to wear a couple of new ones. This article provides a glimpse into past roles and begins to lay some groundwork for the future role of special educators in a Response to Intervention (RTI) context. This article (a)…
Descriptors: Intervention, Federal Legislation, Formative Evaluation, Special Education Teachers