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AIMSweb is a formative assessment system that “informs” the teaching and learning process by providing continuous student performance data and reporting improvement to students, parents, teachers, and administrators to enable evidence-based evaluation and data-driven instruction.


Topic: Reading
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Awesome Library - Special Education

 | http://www.awesomelibrary.org/Library/Special_Education/Special_Education.html

High-quality resources for special education instructors live up to the site’s name. Topically arranged links cover disabilities from ADD to visual and hearing impairment, and include online multimedia materials and research papers. Plus, vendor links for subject-specific books, software, and learning devices will help teachers and parents make savvy purchases for their kids.


Topic: Reading
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Center on Instruction:

 | http://www.centeroninstruction.org/

Welcome to the Center on Instruction, your gateway to a cutting-edge collection of scientifically based research and information on K-12 instruction in reading, math, science, special education, and English language learning. Part of the Comprehensive Center network, the Center on Instruction is one of five content centers serving as resources for the 16 regional U.S. Department of Education Comprehensive Centers. Explore the links to the left for topic-based materials, syntheses of recent research, and exemplars of best practices.


Topic: Reading, Response to Instruction & Intervention, Secondary Transition
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EdNA (Education Names and Addresses)

 | http://edna.ed.state.pa.us/

EdNA (Education Names and Addresses) can be used to find name, address, administrator, and related information about the educational entities that PDE serves. These entities include school districts and their schools, intermediate units, area vocational technical schools, charter schools, nonpublic and private schools, higher education institutions, and many more


Topic: General/PaTTAN Information
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Education Place

 | http://www.eduplace.com/

This site provides free K-8 resources for teachers, students, and parents. There is a searchable activity database, educational games, collaborative projects, textbook support, online store, and more.


Topic: Reading
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Educator's Reference Desk

 | http://www.eduref.org/

The Educator’s Reference Desk builds on over a quarter century of experience providing high-quality resources and services to the education community. From the Information Institute of Syracuse, the people who created AskERIC, the Gateway to Educational Materials, and the Virtual Reference Desk, the Educator’s Reference Desk brings you the resources you have come to depend on. 2,000+ lesson plans, 3,000+ links to online education information, and 200+ question archive responses.


Topic: Reading
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Helping your Child Become a Reader

 | http://www.ed.gov/parents/academic/help/reader/index.html

This downloadable booklet includes activities for families with children from infancy through age 6. Most of the activities make learning experiences out of the everyday routines in which you and your children participate. Most use materials that are found in your home or that can be had free-of-charge from your local library. The activities are designed to be fun for both you and your children as you help them to gain the skills they need to become readers.


Topic: Family Engagement, Reading
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Homework Central

 | http://www.proquestk12.com/productinfo/homeworkcentral.shtml

Homework Central delivers educator-reviewed and approved websites organized around more than 20,000 most-studied topics.


Topic: Mathematics, Reading
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IDEA 2006 Regulations Train-the-Trainers Materials: October 25, 2006 Videoconference

 | http://idea.ed.gov/explore/view/p/%2Croot%2Cdynamic%2CTopicalBrief%2C

On October 25, 2006, the Bureau of Special Education, in collaboration with PaTTAN, conducted an IDEA 2006 Regulations train-the-trainers session for Intermediate Units. IUs are expected to train their constituents by the end of November. Following are copies of the materials used.


Topic: IDEA 2004
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Inclusive "Best Practices" Videos

 | http://www.iu17.org/39391012910933373/site/default.asp

As part of the collaborative Inclusive Practices project, a digital video case library of “best practices” has been developed to illustrate how teachers in actual classroom settings are planning and implementing curriculum, instructional techniques and materials, and assessment strategies to provide access to the general education program for students with disabilities.
The sections of this page include videos of teachers incorporating research-based practices that have proven to enhance the learning and achievement of students with disabilities in general education classrooms.


Topic: Inclusive Practices
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