Teacher decision making in participation of students with disabilities in large-scale assessment

Lizanne Destefano, James G. Shriner, Claire A. Lloyd

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Abstract

This article reports on the findings of a study to test the effectiveness of an intervention with teachers and administrators to improve decision making regarding participation and accommodation for students with disabilities in large-scale assessments. Using a pretest/posttest, multiple measures design involving more than 80 teachers, the study assessed the impact of training on teacher's knowledge and confidence about participation and accommodation, accommodation decisions for hypothetical students, and actual accommodation decisions the following year. Results indicate that after training, there was a stronger relationship among participation!accommodation, curriculum, and instructional needs. Teachers expressed high confidence in their ability to make accommodation decisions after training.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)7-22
Number of pages16
JournalExceptional Children
Volume68
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology

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