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Cipriano, Christina; Barnes, Tia N.; Rivers, Susan E.; Brackett, Marc – Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk, 2019
The present paper examines if developmental pathways for students at risk for academic failure can be improved through social and emotional learning (SEL). Specifically, we test this hypothesis by accounting for shifts in student engagement, a highly studied and malleable construct often inclusive of SEL interventions, as the pathway by which to…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, At Risk Students, Intervention, Academic Failure
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Bowers, Alex J.; Zhou, Xiaoliang – Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk, 2019
Early Warning Systems (EWS) and Early Warning Indictors (EWI) have recently emerged as an attractive domain for states and school districts interested in predicting student outcomes using data that schools already collect with the intention to better time and tailor interventions. However, current diagnostic measures used across the domain do not…
Descriptors: Accuracy, Predictor Variables, Outcomes of Education, Educational Diagnosis
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Thomas, Johanna; Thomas, Shaun; Drawve, Grant; Rhodes, Judith – Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk, 2019
This study examines risk and protective factors associated with on-time grade attainment among a cohort of high risk elementary age youth 3 years post truancy intervention. Conjunctive Analysis of Case Configurations was used to identify dominant subpopulation profiles and assess distinctions in the likelihood of on-time grade completion among…
Descriptors: At Risk Students, Elementary School Students, Truancy, Student Promotion
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Fifolt, Matthew; Morgan, Amy F. – Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk, 2019
Student engagement in under-resourced public schools remains an ongoing challenge in the United States. Moreover, there is no panacea for student disengagement in high poverty urban schools. However, experts have suggested that appropriate interventions for early and middle grade students can increase motivation and interest and promote a growth…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Active Learning, Experiential Learning, Foods Instruction
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Anderson, Kaitlin P.; Egalite, Anna J.; Mills, Jonathan N. – Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk, 2019
Chronic absenteeism and truancy have been linked to a variety of undesirable outcomes for students including increased risk of dropout, lower test scores, lower educational and social engagement, juvenile delinquency, and substance abuse. One controversial response to truancy is the use of exclusionary discipline, such as out-of-school suspensions…
Descriptors: Discipline, Discipline Policy, Educational Change, Suspension
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Burris, Pamela W.; Phillips, Beth M.; Lonigan, Christopher J. – Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk, 2019
This study examined variability of the home literacy environment (HLE) using multiple measures among families of low SES. The relations of the measures to each other and to children's early oral language skills and print knowledge were reported. Considerable variability of the self-reported HLE items and the Children's Title Checklist (CTC) but…
Descriptors: Low Income Groups, Emergent Literacy, Family Environment, Oral Language
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Bjorklund, Peter – Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk, 2019
This qualitative study explored Latina/o students' sense of belonging in majority White and Asian Advanced Placement (AP) and honors classes in a diverse suburban high school. Using self-determination theory as a framework, I focused on three aspects of sense of belonging: social belonging, teacher-student relationships, and academic belonging.…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Racial Composition, Disproportionate Representation, Advanced Placement Programs
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Boutin-Martinez, Alma; Mireles-Rios, Rebeca; Nylund-Gibson, Karen; Simon, Odelia – Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk, 2019
The purpose of this study is to explore the relationship between various protective factors with academic outcomes of Latina/o high school students. We use two groups of protective influences, individual and family, and their relationship to 12th grade mathematics achievement, dropout rates, and enrollment in post-secondary education. Latent class…
Descriptors: Resilience (Psychology), Hispanic American Students, Outcomes of Education, Multivariate Analysis
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Borre, Alicia J.; Bernhard, Judith; Bleiker, Charles; Winsler, Adam – Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk, 2019
Contemporary perspectives on emergent literacy in preschool emphasize the importance of providing developmentally appropriate, authentic, early writing experiences and supporting students' home language and culture. The current study analyzed kindergarten outcomes for 82 linguistically diverse, low-income children (60% Black, 40% Latino) who…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, At Risk Students, Literacy Education, Low Income Students
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McKinney de Royston, Maxine; Madkins, Tia C. – Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk, 2019
Public schools in the United States have struggled to determine whether their mandate is simply knowledge transmission or includes the development and well-being of the whole child. Contemporary realities of resegregation and inequality have prompted many districts to embrace this latter notion and consider the Full Service Community Schools…
Descriptors: Public Schools, African American Students, Middle Schools, High Schools
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Caldas, Stephen J.; Gómez, Diane W.; Ferrara, JoAnne – Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk, 2019
This article reports the effects of attending an elementary full-service community school (FSCS) on a variety of student academic outcomes in high school. The focal FSCS, Key Elementary, serves students in grades K-5 in a diverse southeastern New York State (NYS) school district. The academic performance of students, born between 1991 and 1996,…
Descriptors: Elementary Schools, Community Schools, Academic Achievement, Program Effectiveness
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Durham, Rachel E.; Shiller, Jessica; Connolly, Faith – Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk, 2019
This mixed methods study examines the relationship between full-service community schools (FSCSs) and student attendance in Baltimore City Public Schools. We hypothesize the FSCS strategy promotes student attendance by building meaningful partnerships between families and schools via personal relationships and systematic opportunities for…
Descriptors: Community Schools, Public Schools, Correlation, Family School Relationship
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Medina, Monica A.; Cosby, Gayle; Grim, Jim – Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk, 2019
Improving performance in an environment often tested by intermingled social problems, including poverty, racial isolation, cultural clashes between teachers and students, and school funding disparities requires authentic, committed family, school, and community partnerships. Using Bryk's (2010) model for effective and improving schools, our study…
Descriptors: Community Involvement, Partnerships in Education, Community Schools, Program Implementation
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Adams, Curt M. – Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk, 2019
The purpose of this study was to explore sustainability of social conditions and achievement outcomes in six full-service community schools (FSCSs) in two districts (Tulsa and Union Public Schools) associated with the Tulsa Area Community Schools Initiative (TACSI). Three questions guided the inquiry: How has TACSI changed over the last 9 years?…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Community Schools, Outcomes of Education, Integrated Services
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Shafi, Adeela Ahmed – Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk, 2019
This study explored the nature of disengagement in young people serving custodial sentences. This was in order to gain new theoretical insights into strategies for their reengagement with education. This is because 90% of young offenders who drop out of school prior to incarceration are reportedly disengaged (dropout being an indicator of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Institutionalized Persons, Correctional Institutions, Correctional Education
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