This link to the National Center on Intensive Intervention's website provides an updated Academic Intervention Tools chart. The chart provides ratings on the quality of studies demonstrating efficacy on commercially available academic intervention programs. These interventions can be used as part of a data-based individualization program for educating students with disabilities who require intensive intervention due to persistent learning problems.
The Beach Center on Disability supports individuals with disabilities, their families, service providers, researchers, and policy makers through research, information distribution, and training.
This U.S. Department of Education website provides news, information, and resources on the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004 (IDEA).
The Center for Special Education Finance addresses fiscal policy questions related to the delivery and support of special education throughout the United States.
The Center on Personnel Studies in Special Education uses insights from research to address special education personnel issues.
The Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports was established to give schools capacity-building information and technical assistance for identifying, adapting, and sustaining effective school-wide disciplinary practices.
The Center for Appropriate Dispute Resolution in Special Education uses advanced technology as well as traditional means to provide technical assistance to state departments of education on implementation of the mediation requirements.
Compiled by HealthPlanOne, this resource guide provides information on disability rights, accessiblity and adaptive technology, publications, support groups, government resources and organizations, physical disabilities, mental disabilities, and disability equipment.
This Institute of Educational Sciences (IES) brief summarizes findings from three IES studies measuring disadvantaged students' access to effective teaching. As noted at the IES website thebrief found, "Disadvantaged students received less-effective teaching on average. Based on data from 29 districts in grades 4-8 and two states in grades 4 and 5, disadvantaged students received less-effective teaching in a given year than other students in those grades." Additionally it noted, "Access to effective teaching varied across districts. The size of the differences in effective teaching in a given year between disadvantaged and non-disadvantaged students varied across the 29 districts studied."
The Families and Advocates Partnership for Education project aims to improve the educational outcome of children with disabilities.
This link is to the Idea Partnership website.
The National Alliance for Medicaid in Education (NAME) is a non-profit association of professionals and other interested parties specifically focused on the appropriate Medicaid funding of services in the educational setting.
The National Association of Special Education Teachers is a national membership association dedicated to supporting and assisting teachers and future teachers of special education.
The National Center for Culturally Responsive Educational Systems (NCCRESt), a project funded by the U.S. Department of Education's Special Educations Programs, provides technical assistance and professional development to close the achievement gap between students from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and their peers, and reduce inappropriate referrals to special education.
This center provides information on programs and services on disabilities in children and youth and infants.
This technical assistance center assists in building states' capacity to increase school completion rates for students with disabilities through knowledge synthesis, technical assistance, and dissemination of interventions and practices that work.
NRCLD provides research and technical assistance on learning disabilities and response to intervention.
Funded by the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Special Education Programs, PowerUp What Works free evidence-based resources for educators' professional learning. As noted at the website, "PowerUp WHAT WORKS is a free, comprehensive guide to technology-enhanced teaching and learning in English Language Arts and Math to help struggling students meet the Common Core State Standards." The website's developmental parterners are the American Institutes of Research, the Education Development Center, and the Center for Applied Special Technology.
This National Center on Secondary Education and Transition research in practice brief offers an overview on special education students in alternative education settings.
Today, the nation's public schools serve nearly 6 million students with isabilities from ages 6 to 21, accounting for about 9 percent of all individuals in this age range. The large majority of these students (82 percent) are “mainstreamed” and spend a substantial share of their school hours in the same classrooms as their non-disabled peers. This 2015 edition of Education Week ’s Diplomas Count report—Next Steps: Life After Special Education—explores the experiences of students with disabilities, who are coming of age at a time when they, like all high school students, are increasingly expected to perform to high academic standards and to prepare for further education or training and a productive role in the workplace.
The Access Center is dedicated to building the capacity of state educators, technical assistance systems, districts, and schools, to help students with disabilities learn from the general education curriculum.
The Council for Exceptional Children is a professional organization dedicated to improving educational outcomes for individuals with exceptionalities, students with disabilities, and/or the gifted.