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Common Core State Standards:
Implications for Students with Disabilities

Conducted on September 29, 2010

Jan Sheinker, Ed.D. and Martha Thurlow, Ph.D.

Jan Sheinker, Ed.D., is a Principal at Sheinker Educational Services, Inc. She has authored instructional and professional development materials in social skills, study skills, metacognition, and policy related to standards, curriculum, assessment, instruction, school improvement, and systems alignment. Dr. Sheinker conducts studies of alignment of curricula and assessments, and works with several states on all of the above topics and their application to both general and special populations. In more than 30 years in public education, Sheinker has taught and supervised both regular education and special education classrooms and assessment teams, provided professional development and technical assistance to districts and states, and facilitated the development of state standards and district standards and assessments. Sheinker is an affiliate of and consultant to several national organizations and federally funded projects.

Martha Thurlow, Ph.D., is Director of the National Center on Educational Outcomes and Senior Research Associate at the University of Minnesota. During the past decade, Dr. Thurlow’s work has emphasized the need to obtain valid, reliable, and comparable measures while at the same time ensuring that the assessments are truly measuring the knowledge and skills of students with special needs rather than their disabilities or limited language when these are not the focus of the assessment. Studies have covered a range of topics, including participation decision making, accommodations, universal design, computer-based testing, graduation exams, and alternate assessments.

Webinar Archive and Materials

Webinar Archive: This is the recording of the live Webinar (audio and visuals) conducted on September 29, 2010. The recording is 1 hr, 27 minutes in length. You can start, stop, pause, fast forward or rewind the recording using the controls on the ReadyTalk player. (Note: Playing the archive requires Adobe's free FLASH Player to be activated.)

Webinar Archive MP3: This is the MP3 Audio file of the live Webinar presentation.

Webinar PowerPoint Presentation Handout: This is the Handout for the Webinar presentation on Common Core State Standards: Implications for Students with Disabilities. (PDF, 17 pgs.)


Common Core State Standards website

CCSS: Application to Students with Disabilities (PDF)

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