Effective practices in student data collection and implementation of data-based instructional decisions are needed for all educators, but are especially important when students have severe intellectual and develop- mental disabilities. Although research in the area of data-based instructional decisions for students with severe disabilities shows benefits for using data, there is limited research to demonstrate teachers in applied settings can acquire the decision-making skills required. The purpose of this research was to demonstrate how teachers from five states acquired a set of data-based decisions implementation guidelines through online professional development. Recommendations for practice and future research are included.
Jimenez, Bree A.; Mims, Pamela J.; and Browder, Diane M.. 2012. Data-Based Decisions Guidelines for Teachers of Students with Severe Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities. Vol.47(4). 407-413. http://www.daddcec.org/portals/0/cec/autism_disabilities/research/publications/education_training_development_disabilities/2011v47_journals/etadd_47_4_407-413.pdf ISSN: 2154-1647