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Ohio Special Education Research Project: Implementation of Successful Practices for Students with Disabilities in Ohio Schools

3/5/2014

With a grant funded by the Office for Exceptional Children, Ohio Department of Education, the Ohio Coalition for the Education of Children with Disabilities (OCECD) conducted a study to identify the practices that shape improved levels of achievement of students with disabilities. It began with an extensive literature review of evidence-based practices to identify the most current findings of successful school, district and state-level implementation. A comparative case-study design was implemented with sample school districts. Onsite visitations of selected schools were conducted by a research team with well-designed protocols. Also, an online teacher survey followed the onsite visits to gather information from the classroom perspective. The Final Report includes eight recommendations for practice and nine recommendations for further research. The entire project is summarized in condensed Executive Summary format.

Ohio Special Education Research Project: Identifying Successful Practices for Students with Disabilities in Ohio Schools - Final Report (October 2013)
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Ohio Special Education Research Project - Executive Summary (October 2013)
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Identifying Successful Practices for Students with Disabilities in Ohio Schools: Evidence-Based Practices in Special Education: A Review of the Literature (July 2013)
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