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The go-to resource for ensuring the success of ALL learners! Teaching students with diverse needs require educators to tap deep reserves of instructional know-how, empathy, responsiveness, and patience. And the mark of a great educator is ensuring that ALL learners reach their full potential - academically and emotionally. For years, Inclusion Strategies that Work! has been an indispensible resource for K-12 teachers as they confidently assess, instruct, and differentiate inclusive lesson plans and strategies for inclusion. In this new edition, Toby J. Karten’s data-driven methods are updated with the latest research, connections to the Common Core, and legislative developments. Beginning with a thoughtful look at why inclusion is so essential, Karten provides valuable advice on co-planning structured lessons, ways to leverage technology, and much more, ...

Assessing, Testing, and Grading Your Students
Assessing, Testing, and Grading Your Students

How do teachers assess what students know? Students with disabilities are no longer out of the accountability loop but expected to achieve the same curriculum standards as their peers without disabilities. The vast majority of students with individualized education programs (IEPs) are legislatively mandated to take the same standardized tests as their classmates, unless it can be shown that even with accommodations and modifications, the test is not appropriate. Tests need to be both reliable (giving stable and consistent results when repeated) and valid (meaningfully assessing what they claim to measure). Tests are also just one type of assessment, with many other curriculum-based assessments also yielding valuable instructional knowledge. Grading is the hardest ...

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