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An Evaluation of High Stakes Tests in Respect to Special Needs Populations

The purpose of this paper is to present the experience of schools in a Midwestern state using NWEA MAP in comparison with State achievement test assessing academic performance for students with special needs. It is our hope that this paper will generate discussions about using alternative assessment tools and the need for growth information in school accountability related to special needs populations

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Toward Universal Design for Evaluation: Including People With Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities

Sulewski has considerable experience conducting research and evaluation with the I/DD population

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Focus Search - Data collection * - a lot of time on the road - meeting people where they are at - need for flexibility - different communication approaches/needs - need for patience with people who don’t get to the point quickly - use of proxies/co-interviewees - and need to take those with a grain of salt as well. - Sharing results * This is an area where I could have done more

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Session 561 - The Adolescent Family Life Care Demonstration Project: How Context Matters When Evaluating Programs for Adolescent Parents and their Children

#2009Conference #SpecialNeedsPopulations #adolescent-parenting-programs #evaluation-settings #HumanServicesEvaluation #Evaluation2009 #context

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Focus Search - McDaniel, M.Ed., Evaluation Team Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma Adolescent Family Life (AFL) Care Project Funded By: US Dept. of Health and Human Services, Office of Population Affairs, Office of Adolescent Pregnancy Programs As an integrated Tribe (i.e., not reservation based), the Nation’s coverage area spans more than 11,000 square miles of beautiful hill country that is extremely remote, rural, and poverty-stricken

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Evaluation in an Ever-changing Context: Two Differing Approaches to Evaluating Homeless Programs

Powerpoint presentation focusing on our evaluation of the Miami Dade County Homeless Trust was impacted by the political context, namely the released sex offenders being forcecd to live under a bridge that connects Miami to Miami Beach, and how the entire evaluation was shaped by this issue. ...


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Program Evaluation Tipsheet 9: Do Participants Have Disabilities

Citation: Kiernan, Nancy Ellen & Matason, Ronald A. (2001). Do Participants Have Disabilities? Tipsheet #9, University Park, PA: Penn State Cooperative Extension. This document is part of a series of Tipsheets that contain practical evaluation illustrations based on current research and...

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Empowerment Evaluation in Context: Tools for Determining Impact of State Capacity Building for Increasing Outcomes of Students With Disabilities

Handouts from the session. Abstract: This session will present the National Secondary Transition Technical Assistance Center's (NSTTAC) Evaluation Toolkit. We begin with an overview of NSTTAC's capacity-building model and how data-based decision-making is used to improve outcomes of students...

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Focus Search - Example: · Use SPP/APR data to identify state and local needs · Coordinate data collection across state agencies to provide a comprehensive picture of service needs, services provided, and outcomes Guiding Question: How do states provide and/or facilitate professional development regarding evidence-based practices, including those pertaining to: · Student-focused planning?