Category Archives: Assessment

What Does Chronic Absenteeism Cost Students with Disabilities?

In celebration of Attendance Awareness Month, NCWD/Youth welcomes guest blogger Hedy Chang, Director of Attendance Works. Attendance Works is a national nonprofit focused on improving the policy, practice, and research around school attendance. NCWD/Youth is a Collaborating Partner for Attendance … Continue reading

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IDEA Changes Lives: My Experience with Early Intervention

The following blog is a cross-post from the official blog of the U.S. Department of Education. The blog is written by Kelly Coyne, the proud mom of 9.5 year-old twin girls in honor of the 40th anniversary of the Individuals with Disabilities … Continue reading

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Professional Development that Works: DC Workforce Professionals Find Value in New Learning Community  

By Julie Jean Louis, intern at the Institute for Educational Leadership’s Center for Workforce Development With little money and even less spare time, organizations and systems often struggle to carve out the resources and leap the logistical hurdles to offer … Continue reading

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Preparing All Youth for Education & Career Decision Making: The Promise of Individualized Learning Plans

Are the middle and high school age youth that you know prepared to make sound decisions about their education and career pathways? In other words, Are they able to identify their own career interests, skills, and work values? Are they … Continue reading

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Celebrating Career Development – This Work We Do!

Did you know that November is designated as National Career Development Month by the National Career Development Association? Now is a great time to recognize career development as a lifelong process in all our lives and to celebrate the work … Continue reading

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Youth in Transition – The New Declaration of Independence

On July 4th way back in 1776 a group of white men got together and wrote, “When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, … Continue reading

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The Individualized Learning Plan as a Tool for School Counselors

It’s National School Counseling Week! This is a great opportunity to highlight the tremendous impact school counselors can have in supporting the college and career readiness skills of all youth. School counselors often play multiple roles within a school including … Continue reading

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Equal Access to Education

This blog entry is a cross posting from the White House Blog written by Russlynn Ali, the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights in the Department of Education. We encourage our readers to read the U. S. Department of Education’s  Dear … Continue reading

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Supporting Young Veterans’ Transition to Civilian Employment

As the country celebrated Veteran’s Day this past week, employment among America’s returning Service Members and Veterans received prominent attention from the national media (see one news report on the topic by PBS News Hour below) and in Congress (the … Continue reading

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Redefining Assessment: From Filling Files to Fulfilling Futures

Admit it – as soon as you saw the word “assessment” in the title, you groaned a little on the inside (or maybe even audibly).  Often when we hear the word “assessment”, we think of a number two pencil and … Continue reading

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