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January 2010

From the National Center for Special Education Research (NCSER)

NCSER Hosts Meeting to Discuss Data Analysis Challenges

On January 22, NCSER will bring a group of statisticians and researchers together to discuss statistical analysis of data resulting from single case experimental design studies. Traditionally, single case design researchers have used visual analysis to establish an empirical basis for strategies intended to improve outcomes for students. Recently, scientists have begun exploring statistical alternatives to visual analysis, which would provide more rigorous evaluation of data from single case research and allow studies using single case experimental designs to be included in meta-analyses of interventions. At this meeting, the scientists will discuss the challenges to statistical analyses of single case data and identify the basic research, along with practical tools and resources, that will be needed to overcome these challenges.

First Annual Response to Intervention (RtI) in Early Childhood Summit

In case you missed the First Annual Response to Intervention in Early Childhood Summit sponsored by NCSER's Center for Response to Intervention in Early Childhood, (, check out the PowerPoint presentations and poster presentations from the summit at

The summit provided practitioners, researchers, policymakers and higher education faculty with an opportunity to learn more about what we know and don't know about RtI in early education, and to help direct the focus of future research. Don't miss the 2010 summit!