Julia Shaftel

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The impact of language characteristics in mathematics test items on student performance was evaluated for students with disabilities (SWD) and English language learners (ELL) as well as a large general student sample. Relationships were examined for test items and students at 4th, 7th, and 10th grades. The individual test item was the unit of analysis.(More)
Students with disabilities comprise a protected population for which particular educational and instructional interventions are expected to be provided. Ideally, remedial interventions should be individualized to each student's need. This is the goal of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 1990 (IDEA) and embodied in the Individualized(More)
A large-scale research study on the impact of overseas experience for undergraduate professional school students showed significant change in several dimensions of intercultural competence, including open-mindedness and emotional resilience, as a result of international study. Attitude change differed by length of study abroad term. Measured dimensions of(More)
A test designed with built-in modifications and covering the same grade-level mathematics content provided more precise measurement of mathematics achievement for lower performing students with disabilities. Fourth-grade students with disabilities took a test based on modified state curricular standards for their mandated statewide mathematics assessment.(More)
Youth with learning disorders, speech/language disorders, and/or attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder may experience significant struggles during the transition from high school to postsecondary education and employment. These disorders often occur in combination or concurrently with behavioral and emotional difficulties. Incomplete evaluation may not(More)
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