• Redefining Improvement in Special Education

  • Redefining Improvement in Special Education

Our Big Goal: By 2045, 1 million students with disabilities are on track to graduate from school ready to thrive and empowered to take on the world.

The ABC approach provides a complete roadmap for schools and districts to improve how they serve students with disabilities. With ABC’s support, schools and districts use a holistic, research-based approach to continuous improvement – resulting in authentically inclusive school communities and teams that work together to meet the unique needs of all learners.

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“This process helped me build relationships with my colleagues and use their feedback to teach and improve instruction…”

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“[B]eing able to analyze how I collaborate assisted me in bettering myself as an educator.”

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“[S]uccessful collaboration between general and special ed teachers is possible and can have a profound effect on the student body being served…”

“Collaboration between our special education team and the teaching team is the strongest this year compared to any other year…”

“I realized how much of a priority collaboration is to the successful education of our early special education learners / and learners overall.”

“[T]he team increased their collaboration significantly…”

WHAT’S NEW FROM ABC?

Action-Driven Policy - A Guide for Special Education Leaders

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Overview The COVID-19 pandemic has unearthed challenges in…

Building Special Education Capacity Across Washington, D.C.

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This fall, ABC is working with the D.C. Office of the State…

Planning for Student Transitions during COVID-19: A Roadmap for Schools

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This year is likely a year of multiple transitions for students. So why not plan for the inevitable?

Reflections for #radicalrecovery

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We are at a critical moment in time - the COVID-19 crisis has…

Review our White Paper, Opportunity Accelerated: Exploring the Connection between Data Collection, Special Education Programming, and Improved Outcomes, for three recommendations to improve data use in schools.

Review our White Paper, Opportunity Accelerated: Exploring the Connection between Data Collection, Special Education Programming, and Improved Outcomes, for three recommendations to improve data use in schools.

The Ability Challenge helps schools build bridges between:

Compliance and Quality Outcomes
Research and Practice
Data and Effective Programming Decisions
Working Initiatives and Schools Seeking Improvement
  • Compliance and Quality Outcomes

  • Research and Practice

  • Data and Effective Programming Decisions

  • Working Initiatives and Schools Seeking Improvement

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