Exceptional Children

Exceptional Children is a journal that presents articles, research and papers concerning students who are gifted and disabled. Since it was founded in 1934, it is produced quarterly. The journal is published by the Council for Exceptional Children.Subjects for Exceptional Children include education. The senior director is Doug Falke.

Articles from Vol. 72, No. 2, Winter

An Analysis of Three States' Alignment between Language Arts and Mathematics Standards and Alternate Assessments
In the past, students with moderate or severe disabilities were often exempted from the large-scale assessments that were a key component of school reform. The passage of the 1997 amendments to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA),...
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Direct Observation of Teacher-Directed IEP Meetings: Establishing the Need for Student IEP Meeting Instruction
Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) have guided the academic planning process for students with disabilities since the passage of the Education for All Handicapped Children Act (1975). At annual IEP meetings, people influential in a student's...
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Effects of Accommodations on High-Stakes Testing for Students with Reading Disabilities
The effects of accommodations on the performance of students with disabilities on accountability and other high-stakes tests have been the topic of several recent reviews (Chiu & Pearson, 1999; Fuchs, Fuchs, & Capizzi, in press; Sireci, Li,...
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Explaining Physical Activity in Children with Visual Impairments: A Family Systems Approach
Promotion of habitual physical activity in children is a concern of many interested in preventing the development of risk factors for heart disease later in adulthood (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services [DHHS], 1996). Physical activity is...
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Learning from Collaboration: The Role of Teacher Qualities
Teachers learning and working together to achieve common goals is considered by many scholars to be a central element of major school reform efforts, including those aimed at improving the inclusion of students with disabilities in general education...
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Mathematics Instructional Practices and Assessment Accommodations by Secondary Special and General Educators
Educational reforms in the United States continue to place increasingly higher demands on youth with and without disabilities. These demands are measured through mandatory district and state assessments that directly affect whether or not students...
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Several articles in this issue focus on topics that are central to various efforts to improve or reform education. Two articles focus on high-stakes testing, a linchpin in current reform efforts. High-stakes testing for students with disabilities (and...
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Teacher Expectations of Students' Classroom Behavior across the Grade Span: Which Social Skills Are Necessary for Success?
As children and youth progress across the grade span, they are expected to meet teachers' expectations regarding academic performance, behavioral decorum, and social interactions. For example, teachers expect students to attend to and follow directions,...
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