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Most Significant Change Article:  The most significant change (MSC) technique is a form of participatory monitoring and evaluation. It is participatory because many project stakeholders are involved both in deciding the sorts of change to be recorded and in analysing the data. It is a form of monitoring because it occurs throughout the program cycle and provides information to help people manage the program. It contributes to evaluation because it provides data on impact and outcomes that can be used to help assess the performance of the program as a whole.Essentially, the process involves the collection of significant change (SC) stories emanating from the field level, and the systematic selection of the most significant of these stories by panels of designated stakeholders or staff.  This reading was excerpted  from the full article found at

PATTAN Desktop AssistiveTech1016Teachers have the responsibility to design learning environments that are responsive to diverse student needs and to foster participation and achievement. They may have students who need assistive technology (AT) to communicate or to help them access, participate, and/or respond to instruction within the general education classroom. This Teachers’ Desk Reference provides an overview of what assistive technology is and how it can benefit students both in school and in their everyday lives. It was developed by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, made available online and distributed to teacher throughout the state. (Acquired from: