Tag Archives: special education

Using assessment to improve early elementary students’ knowledge and skills for comprehending informational text.

Although assessment of student progress in word reading skills is common, students’ knowledge and skills for comprehending informational text are rarely assessed. Despite research indicating the need for instruction in this area and a growing national understanding of its importance that is reflected in the Common Core State Standards, few formative assessment tools are readily… Read More »

Helping New Special Education Teachers Succeed — Research by Peter Youngs

A study by researchers in Michigan State University’s College of Education reports that new special education teachers face more and different challenges than new general education teachers.  This study, published in Teachers College Record, suggests that school districts can help their students and staff by rethinking the induction support they give first and second year… Read More »