Murray State University

Volume 4, Issue 1 (2017) MSU First KTEJ Issue

Efficacy, Website Accessibility, and Repeated & Choral Readings

Welcome to the Murray State University's first hosting of the Kentucky Teacher Education Journal. We certainly look forward to many years to come being located here at MSU's digital commons. Three exciting articles are featured in this issue discussing teacher efficacy, website accessibility and repeated & choral reading strategies. One article discusses efficacy of special education referrals in Appalachian schools of Kentucky. The article looks at the multidisciplinaray referrals for special education based upon the qualification rates of Appalachian vs non Appalachian schools. Another article discusses the website accessibility for those with disabilities based upon ADA and the Section 504 of the Workplace Rehabilitation Act. School district websites were analyzed using WAVE (web accessibility versatile evaluator). Practical suggestions provided to correct the errors found. The final article relates to our moderate and severe population of students with significant cognitive disabilities. The students have the same educational rights to receive reading instruction with a comprehensive approach. Repeated and choral reading are strategies that assist this population in comprehension.

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