Special Factors in IEP Development

September 2010 Resources updated, March 2013  The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) lists five special factors that the IEP team must consider in the development, review, and revision of each child’s IEP. Read IDEA's exact words.The discussion below will highlight the importance of these special factors in the education of children with disabilities and the need for individualized consideration of these factors in IEP development … [Read more...]

Synthesizing the Effects of Test Accommodations for Special Education and Limited English Proficient Students

NICHCY's Structured Abstract 20 describes the following: Title | Synthesizing the Effects of Test Accommodations for Special Education and Limited English Proficient Students Author | Chiu, C.W.T., & Pearson, P.D. Source | Paper presented at the National Conference on Large Scale Assessment, June 13-16, Snowbird, UT. (ERIC Document Reproduction Service No. ED 433 362) Year Published | 1999 Abstract Test accommodations for special … [Read more...]

Effective Reading Programs for English Language Learners: A Best-Evidence Synthesis

NICHCY's Structured Abstract 47 describes the following: Title | Effective Reading Programs for English Language Learners. A Best-Evidence Synthesis Author | Slavin, R.E., & Cheung, A. Source | Center for Research on the Education of Students Placed at Risk (CRESPAR), Report No.66 Available online at: http://www.csos.jhu.edu/crespar/techReports/Report66.pdf Year Published | 2003 Abstract This report reviews experimental studies … [Read more...]

The Effects of Test Accommodation on Test Performance: A Review of the Literature

NICHCY's Structured Abstract 74 describes the following: Title | The Effects of Test Accommodation on Test Performance: A Review of the Literature Authors | Sireci, S.G., Li, S., & Scarpati, S. Source | Center for Educational Assessment, Research Report No. 485.  Amherst, MA:  School of Education, University of Massachusetts Amherst. Year Published | 2006 Abstract Over 150 studies pertaining to test accommodations were identified … [Read more...]

Considering Limited English Proficiency

A resource for IEP Teams December 2010 PDF version This checklist is included as a Resource for Trainers in Theme D of NICHCY's Building the Legacy training curriculum on IDEA. It was adapted from the Nebraska Department of Education’s Nebraska IEP Technical Assistance Guide (1998, September). That document is no longer available online, but an updated version is, at: http://www.education.ne.gov/SPED/technicalassist/IEP%20DOCUMENT.pdf Developing … [Read more...]

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