Improving Student Achievement in Inclusive Classrooms
Each school year, teachers across the United States find that it takes several months to get to know their students, academic capabilities and weaknesses and to identify which teaching strategies are helpful. This information gap results because teachers have few formal opportunities to meet with staff who have previously taught their students or currently work with them. Special education and classroom teachers rarely plan together, yet classroom teachers are still expected to provide optimal learning opportunities for all their students.
As schools include more students with disabilities in …