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2008 Education Conference

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Invited Paper Session #5
CE Offered: PSY/BACB
Sources of Evidence-Based Education Recommendations
Saturday, September 6, 2008
11:00 AM–11:45 AM
Grand Ballroom B
Area: EDC; Domain: Synthesis
Instruction Level: Basic
CE Instructor: Timothy A. Slocum, Ph.D.
TIMOTHY A. SLOCUM (Utah State University)
Dr. Timothy Slocum has been involved in applied behavior analysis in education since 1982. He has been a special education teacher, instructional designer, researcher, and teacher trainer. He received his Ph.D. in special education from the University of Washington in 1992. Since that time, he has been on faculty in the Department of Special Education and Rehabilitation at Utah State University. He was the founding co-editor of the Journal of Direct Instruction and has co-authored a textbook on Direct Instruction. He is currently President of the Board of Directors of the Association of Direct Instruction and is active in developing a consortium to support high quality research on Direct Instruction. His research interests include Direct Instruction, reading, vocabulary, and fluency. In addition, Dr. Slocum has been involved in developing and validating an alternate assessment for children with significant cognitive disabilities. He is interested in evidence-based practices (EBP) in education, especially in addressing the challenges of developing valid methods to identify such practices.
Abstract: In recent years a great many organizations have promulgated standards for evidence-based practices in education and have derived lists of practices that are said to be supported by stronger evidence bases. Standards vary across these organizations, and as a result recommendations vary as well. This session will describe several prominent sources of evidence-based practice recommendations with special attention to the standards that they use and how this influences practice recommendations. We will highlight: the topics and populations of interest; screening and rating of studies; systems for rating practices; and evidence regarding validity and reliability of the systems.
Target Audience:

Licensed Psychologists and Certified Behavior Analysts

Learning Objectives: N/a



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