|Title: PREDICTING STANDARDIZED TESTS SCORES FOR STUDENTS WITH AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS AFTER USE OF A SKILL-BASED CURRICULUM: A REGRESSION ANALYSIS
Dr. Chana Max and Dr. Nicole Lambright
This study seeks answers to research questions regarding the use of scripted standardized curriculum and independently designed skill-based curriculums in alignment to student Individual Education Plan (IEP) goals, to predict standardized test scores of students with ASD.” Quantitative hierarchical and standard multiple regression were used to analyze the results in the study. Results indicate that skill-based curriculum which school design based on student IEP goals predict scores in reading, writing, and math from scores in communication development and that independently designed skill-based curriculum predicts higher scores in reading than purchased evidence-based curriculum for students with autism, but scores in writing and math with use of a skill-based curriculum were lower than scores with an evidence-based curriculum which provide scripts and outlines for teachers.
|Keywords: Autism spectrum disorder, skill-based curriculum, multiple regression, education.