Special Education News

Special Education Students’ Performance on 2017 BACB Exam Exceeds National Average

Feb. 7, 2018

83% of first-time test takers who qualified for the exam by completing the Department of Special Education Autism and Developmental Disabilities BCBA course sequence passed the BCBA exam.

Powell Receives Grant from U.S. Department of Special Education for Algebra Education

The University of Texas at Austin will receive $500,000 from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs to participate in Project STAIR (Support Teaching of Algebra: Individual Readiness).

Special Education Clinical Assistant Professor Katie Tackett Wins Massey Award

Aug. 18, 2017

The Massey Award recognizes a “teacher of teachers,” who inspires and prepares future elementary and secondary teachers.

Diane Pedrotty Bryant, Meadows Center Receive $1.2 Million Grant to Prepare Doctoral Students Focused on Intensive Interventions

Bryant will serve a principal investigator of the program with Sharon Vaughn and Nathan Clemens as co-principal investigators.

Powell and Vaughn Awarded Grant to Improve Elementary School Preparedness through Interactive Read-Alouds

Aug. 15, 2017

Sarah Powell and Sharon Vaughn to develop interactive read-alouds for early learners

MCPER receives $3.2 million federal grant to conduct a randomized controlled trials study on algebra readiness

Feb. 27, 2017

The new four-year project will focus on sixth and seventh grade students who receive daily intensive intervention from their mathematics teachers.