Addressing the General Education Curriculum

September 2010 Links updated, May 2013IDEA requires that students with disabilities be involved in, and make progress in, the general education curriculum. This refers to the same subject matter and skills that children without disabilities are expected to learn: math, science, history, and so on. Moreover, most children with disabilities are educated in the general education classroom, alongside their peers who do not have disabilities.To read more … [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...]

Research Summaries

Re-designed November 2010 Updated January 2013 These days parents, educators, and policy makers are asking what the research evidence has to say about working with children who have disabilities. What classroom strategies, behavioral supports, and other educational interventions have strong foundations in scientific research to inform and guide practice?  This section of NICHCY's website is devoted to summarizing research in special education … [Read more...]

Mathematics Interventions for Children with Special Needs

NICHCY's Structured Abstract 25 describes the following: Title | Mathematics Interventions for Children with Special Needs Author | Kroesbergen, E.H., & Van Luit, J.E.H. Source | Remedial and Special Education, 24(2), 97-114. Year Published | 2003 Abstract This article presents results of a meta-analysis of 58 studies of mathematics intervention for elementary students with special needs. Studies in preparatory mathematics, basic … [Read more...]

A Meta-Analysis on Teaching Mathematics to Students With Significant Cognitive Disabilities

NICHCY's Structured Abstract 79 describes the following: Title | A Meta-Analysis on Teaching Mathematics to Students With Significant Cognitive Disabilities Authors | Browder, D. M., Spooner, F., Ahlgrim-Delzell, L., Harris, A., & Wakeman, S. Y. Source | Exceptional Children, 74(4), 407-432. Year Published | 2008 Abstract This article reports on a comprehensive literature review and meta-analysis of 68 experiments on teaching mathematics to … [Read more...]

The Effects of Instruction in Solving Mathematical Word Problems for Students with Learning Problems: A Meta-Analysis

NICHCY's Structured Abstract 9 describes the following: Title | The Effects of Instruction in Solving Mathematical Word Problems for Students with Learning Problems: A Meta-Analysis Authors | Xin, Y.P., & Jitendra, A.K. Source | Journal of Special Education, 32(4), 207-225. Year Published | 1999 Abstract Provides a synthesis of word-problem-solving intervention research with samples of students with learning problems. The effectiveness … [Read more...]

Direct Instruction

NICHCY's Structured Abstract 1 describes the following: Title | Direct Instruction Authors | Adams, G., & Carnine, D. Source | In H.L. Swanson, K.R. Harris, & S. Graham (Eds.), Handbook of Learning Disabilities (pp. 403-416). New York, NY: Guilford Press. Year Published | 2003 Abstract The 2003 Handbook of Learning Disabilities is an edited compendium of contributions from over 55 of the leading scholars involved in learning disabilities … [Read more...]

A Synthesis of Empirical Research on Teaching Mathematics to Low-Achieving Students

NICHCY's Structured Abstract 16 describes the following: Title | A Synthesis of Empirical Research on Teaching Mathematics to Low-Achieving Students Authors | Baker, S., Gersten, R., & Lee, D. Source | Elementary School Journal, 103, 45-74. Year Published | 2002 Abstract The purpose of this study was to synthesize research on the effects of interventions to improve the mathematics achievement of students considered low achieving or at risk … [Read more...]

RTI’s potential for mathematics education

Russell Gersten, COI-Math Director and Director of the Instructional Research Group, presented at the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) Annual Meeting & Exposition in Indianapolis, IN, in April 2011. He described the evidence base for response to intervention (RTI) in mathematics and suggested strategies for successful implementation and the pivotal role mathematics teachers can and should play in RTI. His presentation is available … [Read more...]

High-Quality Math Instruction: What Teachers Should Know

This online training module describes the components of high-quality math instruction: a standards-based curriculum and evidence-based strategies. It also highlights several effective practices teachers can use to teach math. A product of the IRIS Center.http://iris.peabody.vanderbilt.edu/math/chalcycle.htm   … [Read more...]

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