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High Stakes Testing in Special Education
This paper discusses special education teacher's impressions of high stakes testing and looks at how that may impact preparing their students to take those tests.
# 98101 | 7,066 words | 62 sources | MLA | 2007 | US
Published on Sep 07, 2007 in Education (Special) , Education (Teaching Methods) , Education (Theory)

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In this article, the writer explores how special education teachers' attitudes, preparation, background and so forth may be contributing to the low scores of special education students as mandated by the No Child Left Behind (NCLB). The writer notes that the focus is on learning disabled (LD) and behavior disabled (BD) students who have to take the regular exams not the small percentage of special education students who qualify for alternative assessments. The topic involves the conundrum of the current climate of data driven decision-making because of NCLB and its impact on special education students and safeguarding their rights under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) 2004. The writer concludes that standardized testing offers the chance for marking progress of students, as well for targeting areas needing improvement. However, the long-term goals are the cognitive thinking levels of students and the expectations that students develop and hold for themselves concerning their future.

Review of the Literature
Summary and Conclusion

Sample of Sources Used:

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  • Arganbright, J.L. "Teacher Expectations--A Critical Factor for Student Achievement." Naasp Bulletin 67 (1983): 93-95.
  • Arnold, G.H. An Interpretive Analysis Of Teacher Expectations In Early Childhood Education. No publisher indicated, 1985. (ED 266 877).
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  • Bhusan, V. Relationship Of Teacher Attitude To The Environment Of His/Her Class. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Chicago, IL, March-April, 1985. (ED 260 118).

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