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Recent studies have shown evidence that middle school students with disabilities perform far below their peers in both math and science. The data shows the chronic struggles that these children, their parents and their teachers have seen for years. Dr. Matthew Marino, a researcher working at the Washington State University...

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This article shows w ell-conducted assessments of student achievement are critical to developing student-centered instruction. The key, however, is not to let the assessment process become so burdensome that it detracts from instruction rather than supporting it. We look at the relationship between assessment and instruction, and specific computer-based...

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This article focuses on computer-based testing accommodations and universally-designed assessments. NimbleTools co-founder and researcher, Dr. Michael Russell, discusses the state of the field and identifies the key components of effective testing accommodations.

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This article explores the convergence of assistive and instructional technologies and the use by both in general education classrooms. The in-depth interview, with AT/IT expert Lon Thornburg, discusses technology advocacy as well, with a little help from ace parent advocate, Chuck DiPietro.

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Cheryl Lepard of AccessAbility Services, and Linda Petty from the University of Toronto Scarborough, draw the correlation between good time management and organization skills, and greater postsecondary academic success. They describe several strategies and technologies to help students develop these skills, and lists several reasons to begin developing students’ self-determination...

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Joshua Jenkins, a special education teacher in New Orleans, looks at two technology tools that are widely used throughout the country – one, a traditional word processor that has served students with disabilities for years; the other, the iPad, the tablet computer which many consider the hottest technology ticket in...

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Maintained by Marianne Wartoft, Educational Freeware lists and reviews high-quality free educational software and websites, in her words "mostly for kids, but also for grown-ups." The website has a huge selection of web-based software and downloadable Windows software for you to try. The reference section includes links to websites that...

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When it comes to assistive technology in the classroom, Ellen Engstrom has seen it all, or at least quite a bit of it. In recent years, she has devoted herself to teaching what she’s learned to a new generation of teachers. She shares her “lessons learned” with readers. We think...

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This issue features Lorianne Hoenninger, CEO of Accessible Learning Technology Alternatives, AT consultant from Long Island, New York, and a former special education teacher. Developer of the FASTTRAC system for AT consideration, Ms. Hoenninger shares her views on the need to build an AT infrastructure within school systems and the...

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This interview will be of particular interest to those who work with children and youth with blindness and vision impairments, or are interested in leading-edge research and the adaptation of consumer technologies to enhance the lives of those with sensory impairments. The insights and research results of Dr. Lotfi Merabet,...

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