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Bartlett, Maggie; Otis-Wilborn, Amy; Peters, Lacey – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2017
The Teacher Performance Assessment (edTPA) has been widely adopted in schools of higher education across the United States. Different state education departments have set policies, to varying degrees, that determine the outcomes for passing the edTPA, with some requiring a passing score to obtain licensure. As a result of the high-stakes nature of…
Descriptors: Special Education, Teacher Education, Educational Policy, Performance Based Assessment
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Hall, Laura J. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2015
Supporting special educators' sustained use of evidence-based practices (EBPs) is a priority for the field. In this study, the authors used multiple measures to evaluate the first graduated cohort from a university program 6 years after graduation with a master's degree with a specialization in autism, and at least 8 years working as…
Descriptors: Evidence, Communities of Practice, Sustainability, Special Education Teachers
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Little, Mary E.; King, Laura M. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2008
Although research identifies a plethora of evidence-based instructional practices, classroom teachers find research difficult to access and often of little relevance to classroom practice; therefore, they do not implement these practices. Bridging the gap between research and practice requires continued and mediated support as teachers translate…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Methods, Theory Practice Relationship, Learning Modules