Teaching Students with Disabilities: It is all About the Science

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In the past several years, there has been a movement to systematically examine and understand how research findings and other evidence-based procedures are incorporated into everyday practice. This is commonly referred to as implementation science (Eccles & Mittman, 2006; Fixsen et al., 2015). Numerous studies have helped the field better understand what factors influence implementation in schools (Fixsen et al., 2005). This research has led to the development of seminal frameworks that serve as guides to many states, districts, and schools when developing school improvement plans focused on implementing and scaling up evidence-based practices to improve outcomes for all students, including those with disabilities (Every Student Succeeds Act, 2015; Fixsen et al., 2005; Fixsen et al., 2015) [...]