Evidence for Education

October 2010 NICHCY's online Evidence for Education modules and downloadable PDF's explore the best evidence-based practices education has to offer. So who are they for, exactly? Well, they're for you, exactly--that is, if you're interested in learning more about what works in teaching children with disabilities. Each of us within the education community has a role to play in implementing practices based on the best available evidence--from … [Read more...]

The Power of Strategy Instruction

by Stephen D. Luke, Ed.D. Evidence for Education, Volume 1, Issue 1, 2006 Links updated, October 2010 Download PDF Table of Contents Introduction Early Studies of the Good Learner Spotlight on...the SIM Model SIM Content Literacy Continuum: A Working Example Spotlight on...SRSD for Writing Combining Strategy Instruction with Direct Instruction Promise Beyond LD Conclusion If you've ever played the game of chess, chances are you … [Read more...]

Social Skills and Academic Achievement

Evidence for Education, Volume III, Issue 2 August 2008 (Links updated, February 2011) by Kathlyn M. Steedly, Ph.D., Amanda Schwartz, Ph.D., Michael Levin, M.A., & Stephen D. Luke, Ed.D. PDF version Table of Contents Introduction Social Skills - What Are They? What the Research Says Group 1: Beginning Social Skills What About Maria? Putting Programs Into Practice Conclusion Additional Info References Introduction Maria, … [Read more...]

Effective Mathematics Instruction

by Kathlyn Steedly, Ph.D., Kyrie Dragoo, M.Ed., Sousan Arefeh, Ph.D., & Stephen D. Luke, Ed.D. Evidence for Education  • Volume III • Issue I • 2008 Links updated, August 2012 Download PDF Table of Contents What Students Need to Know and We Need To Teach How Disabilities Can Affect Math Achievement Effective Math Instruction for Students with Learning Difficulties Choosing and Using Effective Math Intervention Strategies Glossary References _________________________ “Can … [Read more...]

Assessment and Accommodations

by Stephen D. Luke, Ed.D., & Amanda Schwartz, Ph.D.Evidence for Education, Volume 2, Issue 1, 2007 Resources updated, October 2010Download PDFTable of Contents Introduction The Big Picture: Expectations, Content, and Testing Deciding Which Accommodations a Student Needs Types of Accommodations What Does the Research Say? What About Alternate Assessments? The Value of Progress Monitoring Conclusion References The world is full of examples of accommodations … [Read more...]

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