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- 1/1/08 - Konstantopoulos, Spyros, Hedges, Larry V.
Background/Context: Determining the effectiveness of reform strategies is a major part of the current and future educational research agenda. Effects of education reforms will be evaluated largely quantitatively, and an important aspect of this work will be judging how well reform strategies work. The rhetoric of contemporary school reform suggests two somewhat different solutions to the problem of the interpretive frame. One solution is derived from the idea that the goal of school reform...
- 1/1/96 - Reschly, D. J.
- 1/1/10 - The Center for the Future of Teaching and Learning for the Stuart Foundation and the Ready to Succeed Leadership Team
y the time children enter the foster care system, they are likely to have
experienced a variety of emotional, physical and psychological harms.
These accumulated hurts affect children to varying degrees. With caring
support and interventions, many can overcome the hurdles that (through no
fault of their own) have been placed in their way. Still, the path to a healthy,
happy adulthood is often arduous — with many of the most glaring difficulties
manifesting themselves in the...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 1/12/10 - Rosenberg, M. S., Brownell, M., McCray, E. D., deBettencourt, L. U., Leko, M., & Long, S.
Special education preservice teachers benefit from participating in programs where there is a strong partnership between school district and university faculty. Learn more about two programs— Alternative Route Certification and Professional Development Schools—that offer promising opportunities for partnerships and what policymakers can do to support them.
- 1/28/10 - Renée Cameto, Frances Bergland, Anne-Marie Knokey, Katherine M. Nagle, Christopher Sanford, Sara C. Kalb, Jose Blackorby , Beth Sinclair, Derek L. Riley, Moreiça Ortega
"Read about teachers' perspectives on school-level implementation of alternate assessments in a national study released by the National Center for Special Education Research. This study included more than 400 teachers of students with significant cognitive disabilities from three states. The report provides information on the background and experiences of teachers of students with significant cognitive disabilities, the skills and characteristics of the students they teach, and their...
- 1/1/90 - Feiman-Nemser, S., I. W. R. H.
- 1/1/00 - Skiba, R.J., Simmons, A.B., Ritter, S., Kohler, K., Henderson, M., Wu, T.
Disproportionate representation of minority students, especially African Americans, in a variety of school disciplinary procedures has been documented almost continuously for the past 25 years, yet there has been little study of the factors contributing to that disproportionality. Whether disparate treatment of a group can be judged as bias depends largely on the extent to which other hypotheses that could provide a credible alternative explanation of the discrepancy can be ruled out. In...
- 1/1/12 - Harr-Robins, J., Song, M., Hurlburt, S., Pruce, C., Danielson, L., Garet, M., and Taylor, J. , U.S. Department of Education
Study Background and Research Questions
Formerly excluded from measures of educational performance, students with disabilities (SWDs)
are now explicitly recognized in federal and state accountability systems. At the national level,
the 1997 amendments to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) laid the
foundation for accountability of SWDs by requiring states to include these students in state and
district assessments and to report their participation...
- 1/16/09 - Center for Appropriate Dispute Resolution in Special Education,
"Following an extensive review, CADRE identified four States with exemplary
dispute resolution systems that provide effective processes for written complaints, mediation, due process hearings, and alternate dispute resolution. In September 2009, CADRE brought together representatives from each of these States. Dee Ann Wilson of Iowa, Jo Anne Pool Blades of Oklahoma, Kerry Smith of Pennsylvania, and Jack Marker of Wisconsin convened in Eugene, Oregon for a dynamic exchange of ideas and...
- 1/1/08 - Mayer, Anysia
This article reviews the current research literature on how secondary schools sort students for instructional purposes. Current sorting practices are based on early American philosophies of schooling where the goal of school was to provide students with different curricula based on preparation for future occupations. The article reviews the research on the educational consequences of tracking as well as the processes school's use to place students in various courses. The article also...
- 1/1/07 - Cross, Beverly E.
This article uses the metaphor of the achievement gap to make transparent, discuss, and critique the analytical frame/lens used in the articles to analyze urban education. Doing such an analysis is essential to producing an additional lens that has utility in theory and practice. It facilitates a historical analysis of urban education and leads to creating an argument for the new frame in advancing future work in urban education. This will not represent a response to the articles in the...