Abstract 8- Volume 4, Number 2, Summer 2009

Social Studies Research and Practice

Volume 4, Number 2, Summer 2009



Preferences and Attitudes toward Accommodations of Traditional Assessment in Secondary Social Studies Classrooms

Derry L. Stufft, Dona Bauman, & Michelle Ohlsen
University of Scranton


With the passage of the No Child Left Behind Act and the reauthorization of The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, inclusion of children with special needs is no longer just something to think about. Teachers are often faced with the dilemma of how to appropriately educate these students in the regular classroom. One area that is often a major concern is assessment. This paper looks specifically at assessment in the regular social studies classroom and the adaptations and modifications social studies teachers most frequently use.

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About the Author(s)…

Derry L. Stufft completed his Ed.D. in educational administration from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Stufft is an assistant professor in educational administration working with prospective principals and superintendents. He is also a retired school superintendent with 35 years of experience in public schools.

Dona Bauman completed her Ph.D in special education from Temple University and is an assistant professor in special education working with prospective special education teachers. Her hobbies include knitting and reading a variety of literature.

Michele Ohlsen completed her Ed.D. from Lehigh University and is an assistant professor in social studies education working with prospective social studies teachers. Her interests included reading and shopping. She passed away in January, 2009.

Primary contact information: University of Scranton, 137 McGurrin Hall, Scranton, PA 18510; Email: stufftd2@scranton.edu.