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Congress has reauthorized the Elementary and Secondary
Education Act (ESEA), the statute formerly known as No Child Left
Behind. The new statute, Every Student Succeeds Act, was signed into law by President Obama on December 10, 2015.
fewer than than 35 percent of fourth graders are proficient readers, No Child
Left Behind requires schools to use research-based reading programs:
Learning to Read l Research Based Instruction l Publications l Research Resources
Children Succeed or Fail at Reading, Research from National Institute of Child
Health and Human Development’s Program in Learning Disabilities
Briefs for Families on Evidence-Based Practices - Center for Effective Collaboration and Practice
Current Interventions in Autism: A Brief Analysis - Comparison of ABA/Lovaas, TEACCH, PECS, Greenspan/Floor Time, Inclusion, and Social Stories; includes background, goals, how implemented, advantages, concerns, errors to avoid, research that supports use. (2 pages)
forget to ask ERIC when you're doing research
on an educational topic. (ERIC is the acronym for the Educational
Resources Information Center) The includes descriptions of more than 1 million
educational materials, including research-based findings published in journals
about children with and without disabilities. Search
the ERIC database for research that interests you.
Reading Panel Reports Combination of Teaching Phonics, Word Sounds, Giving Feedback
on Oral Reading Most Effective Way to Teach Reading (NIH News Alert, 2000)
What Works in Special Education?
Q&A with Pete Wright: 'Kids are...Teaching-disabled' - The Atlanta Journal-Constitution talked to Wright, who lives in Virginia, about teaching kids to read, how to keep Individualized Education Program meetings from going sour and why parents shouldn't resist standardized testing. (02/02/06)
How Can I Know if My Child's Teacher is Highly Qualified? "Do I have a right to know the qualifications of my child’s teachers? If the answer is “yes,” how long does the school have to provide me with this information?" The answer is “yes” if your child attends a school that receives Title I funding, and “maybe” if the school does not receive Title I funds.
Searchable database of discretionary projects supported by OSEP under IDEA. Nearly 1100 projects; find out what's being investigated in these projects.
Searchable database of more than 300 projects funded by NIDRR (National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research). If you want to know about disability, rehabilitation, and promoting independence and employment for individuals with disabilities, NARIC is the place to visit.
Read about the SEELS study, a 5-year investigation of children, ages 6-12, who receive special education services. Summary of the study. SEELS Web site
Works in Early Intervention?
Works in Transition?
The "What Works Transition Research Synthesis Project" is designed to tell us precisely that. This project will review and synthesize 20 years of research about transition for youth with disabilities, and publish results and syntheses. Approximately every three months, they will also publish a "What Works Data Brief" through the National Center on Secondary Education and Transition (NCSET). Read about the study
Research to Practice Briefs to Improve Secondary Education and Transition Services - National Center on Secondary Education and Transition (NCSET).
Teaching Reading IS Rocket Science, What Expert Teachers Should Know and Be Able to Do from the American Federation of Teachers.
Reading First - The Research Building Blocks for Teaching Children to Read - Makes evidence-based reading research available to educators, parents, policy-makers,
and others who want to help all people learn to read well.
Scientific Research in Education from the National Academies Press, 2003.
and Using Education Statistics: It's Easier (and More Important) Than You Think
How People Learn: Bridging Research and Practice from the National Academies Press (1999).
Evidence Matters: Randomized Trials in Education Research from the Brookings Institution (2002).
Handbook of Research on Teaching (4th Edition) from the American Educational Research Association, 2001. Order by calling 1.800.628.4094 or order online
Educational Research Association (AERA)
of Educational Research
Wrightslaw: No Child Left Behind [OUT OF PRINT]
Wrightslaw: No Child Left Behind (ISBN: 978-1-892320-12-4) by Peter W. D. Wright, Pamela Darr Wright and Suzanne Whitney Heath includes:
Learn what the law says about -
The Wrightslaw: No Child
Left Behind CD-ROM includes the full text of the NCLB statute with overviews
and commentary, NCLB regulations, dozens of guidance publications from the U.
S. Department of Education and other references and resources. (contents