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Education News Archive - November 22, 2005

By Rieck, William A; Wadsworth, Donna E Dugger Accommodations in both instructional strategies and assessment procedures have long been required for students with special learning needs. Over the last 6 years the authors have worked with schools on fostering inclusion.

By Silva, Melissa; Munk, Dennis D; Bursuck, William D Issues surround grading for all students, especially those with disabilities, who are at increased risk for grades that are low, inaccurate, and lacking in meaning.

Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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