NCEO Synthesis Reports: Expectations for Students with Cognitive Disabilities: Is the Cup Half Empty or Half Full? Can the Cup Flow Over? (#55)

Part of the NCEO Synthesis Reports series.
Author(s)
Kevin McGrew, Jeffrey Evans

Description

This year 2004 report addresses making informed decisions about the best instruction and assessments for students with cognitive disabilities. It includes an analysis of nationally representative cognitive and achievement data to illustrate the dangers of blanket assumptions about appropriate achievement expectations for individuals based on his or her cognitive ability or diagnostic label. Further, the report reviews research on achievement patterns of students with cognitive disabilities and the effects of teacher expectations.

Details

Date
December 2004 
Type
Report 
Edition
Number 55
Publisher
National Center on Educational Outcomes (NCEO)

Topics

  • Educational accountability and assessment
    • Intellectual/Cognitive Disability
    • Specific life stage
      • Adolescents and young adults
        • Children