Page 11: References & Additional Resources

To cite this Module, please use the following:

The IRIS Center. (2004). Effective school practices: Promoting collaboration and monitoring student’s academic achievement. Retrieved on [month, day, year] from


Education Development Center, Inc. (n.d.). Beacons of excellence shines a light on inclusive schools that work. Retrieved June 21, 2004, from 

ERIC/ OSEP Special Project. (2002, February). To light a beacon: What administrators can do to make schools successful for all students (ERIC/ OSEP Topical Brief). Arlington, VA: The ERIC Clearinghouse on Disabilities and Gifted Education. Available online at 

Council for Exceptional Children, (2001, July). Exemplary schools work for all students and their teachers. Today, 8, pp. 1, 5. 

Mason, C., Wallace, T., & Barholomay, T. (2000). Four high schools achieve excellent outcomes. Teaching Exceptional Children, 32, 82–83. 

Nolet, V., & McLaughlin, M. J. (2000). Accessing the general curriculum. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press. 

Thurlow, M. L., Elliott, J. L., & Ysseldyke, J. E. (2003). Testing students with disabilities. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press. 

Wallace, T., Anderson, A. R., Bartholomay, T., & Hupp, S. (2002). An ecobehavioral examination of high school classrooms that include students with disabilities. Exceptional Children, 68, 345–359.

Additional Resources

Articles and Books

McLaughlin, M. J., & Nolet, V. (2004). What every principal needs to know about special education. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press, Inc. 

This work serves as a reference for principals who seek a more thorough understanding of federal legislation related to special education. Included also is information pertaining to curriculum design, the proper use of assessment data, and much more.

Thompson, S. J., Quenemoen, R. F., Thurlow, M. L., & Ysseldyke, J. E. (2001). Alternate assessments for students with disabilities. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press, Inc.
and Council for Exceptional Children. 

This book outlines a multi-step plan or the creation and administration of alternate assessments for students with disabilities. Compilations of sources of legal and education-related information are included.

Web Resources

Institute of Education Sciences. (2009, September). Using student achievement data to support instructional decision making. Retrieved on July 30, 2010, from 

This IES Practice Guide tackles the topic of how to use data in the classroom to guide instructional decisions by creating a systematized framework to guide educators. Included in this valuable guide is a checklist for carrying out recommendations, as well as suggested approaches for carrying out the various recommendations.

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