Events: Directors' Webinar (Online PLC Session)

Topic: Measuring Opportunity-to-Learn the General Curriculum for Students With Disabilities: The Instructional Learning Opportunities Guidance System

Date: Thursday, April 05, 2012
Time: 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM Eastern / 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Central / 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Mountain / 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Pacific

Stephen N. Elliott, PhD, Director, Learning Sciences Institute, Arizona State University

Alexander Kurz, PhD, BCBA, Assistant Research Professor, Learning Sciences Institute, Arizona State University

Susan Weigert, OSEP Project Officer, Jennifer Coffey, OSEP Project Officer

Description/Other Details
Opportunity-to-learn (OTL) can be defined as the degree to which a teacher dedicates instructional time and content coverage to the intended curriculum objectives emphasizing high-order cognitive processes, evidence-based practices, and alternative grouping formats. OTL is an important part of educational equity, compliance with federal legislation, student achievement, and the validity of test score interpretations. In this webinar, the theoretical and empirical rationales for this definition are provided and then used as the conceptual foundation for the constructs measured by the Instructional Learning Opportunity Guidance System or MyiLOGS (Kurz, Elliott, & Shrago, 2009), a new measure of OTL designed and field-tested in a recently completed USDE project, the Modified Alternate Assessment Participation Screening (MAAPS) Consortium (Elliott, S.N., Kettler, R.J., & Zigmond, N., 2009-2011).