Using Research Reviews and Meta-Analyses to Improve Instruction



A CEC/DR Collaborative Webinar

Tuesday, Nov. 19
4-5 p.m. ET


One of the challenges for special educators is to stay abreast of the latest research on evidence-based practices. Taking advantage of systematic reviews and meta-analyses  can help both teacher educators and school personnel understand and apply the results of current research to classroom practice and teacher and administrator decision-making.  In this program, Dr. Maggin discusses the evaluation and synthesis of research provided by reviews and meta-analyses and how they can help educators make stronger, evidence-based decisions to improve instruction and achievement for students with disabilities.

Learning Outcomes:

After completing this program, you will be able to:

  • Describe the benefits that systematic reviews and meta-analyses provide beyond those of a single research study.
  • Identify key features of systematic reviews and meta-analyses and determine whether these are present in particular reviews.
  • Apply  the analysis offered by systematic reviews and meta-analyses to make stronger decisions for students with disabilities.

Presented By:

MAGGIN_HEADSHOTDan Maggin is a professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago where he teaches courses on the use of research to support the decision making of teachers and the application of behavior analysis to address the needs of students with challenging academic and behavioral needs. Moreover, Dr. Maggin’s research emphasizes the use of systematic review and meta-analysis to assist with identifying the conditions under which commonly used assessment and intervention practices are most likely to succeed. Dr. Maggin uses the information derived from these literature reviews within his broader research to assist school personnel make decisions that are grounded in research and evidence.