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    A summary of research on the effects of test accommodations: 2002 through 2004

    1/3/09 - Johnstone, C., Altman, J., Thurlow, M., Thompson, S. J.

    The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB) requires the reporting of participation in assessments overall and by subgroup, including students with disabilities. As states and school districts strive to meet the goals for adequate yearly progress required by NCLB, the use of individual accommodations continues to be scrutinized for effectiveness, threats to test validity, and score comparability. This report summarizes 49 empirical research studies completed on test accommodations between...

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    Charter schools should educate, not discriminate

    1/13/14 - Dean, Amy B.

    Today traditional public schools are suffering cuts and closures at the hands of federal and state lawmakers — sometimes even at the hands of mayors. Schools committed to bilingual and English language learner (ELL) education, which serve kids who are learning English in addition to their native language, are as vulnerable as the rest. And the charter schools sprouting in U.S. cities, where many first-generation immigrants live, aren’t always able or willing to provide the same service.

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    Educational Technology in Public School Districts: Fall 2008, First Look

    1/16/09 - Lucinda Gray, Laurie Lewis

    "This report provides national data on the availability and use of educational technology in public school districts during fall 2008. The data are the results of a national district-level survey that is one of a set that includes district, school, and teacher surveys on educational technology. Every year between 1994 and 2005 (with the exception of 2004), the Office of Educational Technology (OET) in the U.S. Department of Education asked the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES...

  • Encouraging Meaningful Parent/Educator Collaboration: A Review of Recent Literature

    7/1/11 - Hedeen, Timothy; Moses, Phillip; Peter, Marshall

    All parents can and should participate meaningfully in their children’s education, including those whose children receive special education services. The value of parent participation has been recognized under law since 1975, most recently as the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (Coots, 2007). Many scholars and professionals in the field of special education have explored various approaches to collaboration since then, and research has demonstrated the benefits for...

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    Guide to working with deaf and hard of hearing students

    1/14/09 - Western Region Outreach Center & Consortia at the National Center on Deafness,

    A pocket sized handbook for professors, high school teachers and vocational teachers new to interacting with Deaf and Hard of Hearing students. Topics include a general understanding of deafness, classroom accomodations, and communication tips.

  • Leadership and Lattices: New Pathways Across the Teaching Profession

    8/1/13 - Doyle, Daniela

    Teachers need career pathways that provide new challenges and sustained opportunities for leadership without leaving the classroom. Better opportunities for leadership and innovative pathways help to increase the retention of strong teachers. Although few such programs existed several years ago, a growing number of states, districts, charter schools, and other organizations have recently introduced some kind of teacher-leader program.

  • My Brother's Keeper: Obama Announces New Initiative Focused on Boys and Young Men of Color

    3/4/14 - Amos, Jason

    President Obama_MyBrothersKeeperObama launched a new initiative called “My Brother’s Keeper” at the White House on February 27 that will help boys and young men of color stay in school and find good jobs by focusing on key moments in their lives.

  • Reimagining Citizenship for the 21st Century: A Call to Action for Policymakers and Educators

    1/1/14

    Like the demands of school and work, the demands of civic life are constantly escalating. Every American now lives, learns and works in a global society. The civic challenges of our day are significant and complex. At the same time, the ways in which Americans engage in the world are changing and expanding

  • Socialization technique helps in academic achievement, trial study finds

    3/5/14 - Layton, Lyndsey

    A popular teaching technique to help elementary students develop emotional and social skills also leads to academic achievement, according to a study released Thursday. In a randomized, controlled trial that examined the technique known as Responsive Classroom, researchers found that children in classrooms where the technique was fully used scored significantly higher in math and reading tests than students in classrooms where it wasn’t applied.

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    State Testing Accommodations: A Look at Their Value and Validity

    1/8/10 - Crawford, L.

    This report describes the variability in the adoption and use of test accommodations across different states. In a similar vein, this report explores a new challenge to the use of test accommodations due to the recently released federal regulations allowing the creation of an alternate assessment, based on modified achievement standards for students with disabilities. The report concludes with recommendations for policy makers and other decision makers related to possible next steps in...

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    States’ Accommodations Policies for Alternate Assessments Based on Modified Academic Achievement Standards (AA-MAS) in 2008–2009

    1/2/10 - Sheryl S. Lazarus, Damien C. Cormier, Melissa Crone, Martha L. Thurlow

    "The National Center on Educational Outcomes (NCEO) has tracked and analyzed states’ accommodations policies for 17 years. This report presents the results of an analysis of states’ accommodations policies for the alternate assessment based on modified achievement standards (AA-MAS), and compares these policies with the states’ regular assessment accommodations policies. This is the first time that NCEO has published a report that is specifically focused on AA-MAS accommodations...

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    States’ participation guidelines for alternate assessments based on modified academic achievement standards (AA-MAS) in 2009

    1/2/10 - Sheryl S. Lazarus , Jennifer Hodgson, Martha L. Thurlow

    "The National Center on Educational Outcomes (NCEO) has annually compiled, analyzed, and summarized states’ participation guidelines for the AA-MAS since 2007. The purpose of this report is to update information in previous reports. As of October 2009, 14 states (Arizona, California, Connecticut, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Texas) had publicly available participation guidelines for an assessment they...