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School children -- Iowa -- Case studies; Academic achievement; Special education -- Evaluation -- Case studies; Iowa; Case studies;


The current study examines a 4th grade, African-American male referred for special education eligibility evaluation. Specific academic difficulties cited on the referred included reading, writing, spelling, and math. A behavioral concern included the student's off task behavior and how it might contribute to his academic difficulties. A special education evaluation was conducted that included the procedures of reviewing the student's records, interviewing those of consequence to the evaluation, classroom observations of the student's behavior, and testing of skills. The testing procedures included nationally normed standardized tests, curriculum based assessment, permanent product review, informal reading inventory scores, and an intelligence test. Reviews are provided for each assessment used. The evaluation sequence is provided, as well as educational decisions and their rationale. Both academic and behavioral interventions were conducted in the study. Their rationale, as well as progress monitoring data, are included. A review of the results of the study, conclusions drawn from this process, implications for the student's future, and the need for further research are also provided.

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Specialist in Education


Department of Educational Psychology and Foundations

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Donald W. Schmits


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