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Nagro, Sarah A.; Hooks, Sara D.; Fraser, Dawn W. – Preventing School Failure, 2019
The purpose of the study was to understand current knowledge and implementation of a multitier system of support. The study focuses on tertiary interventions and uses input from teachers in a top education system who are responsible for implementing a Response to Intervention (RTI) framework daily. Sixty-three K-5 teachers were surveyed to…
Descriptors: Intervention, Response to Intervention, Teacher Attitudes, Elementary School Teachers
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Haley, Keri; Allsopp, David – Preventing School Failure, 2019
Parents and educators are expected under IDEIA to work together on educational decision-making for students with disabilities. While collegial relationships in this process are intended, partnerships are not always formed because both parties can struggle to understand each other's perspective. Parents may hold their view, while educators may have…
Descriptors: Student Behavior, Behavior Problems, Learning Problems, Advocacy
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DeMartino, Pamela; Specht, Philip – Preventing School Failure, 2018
Presented in this article are the rationale and construct of a new consultative teaching model for the inclusive instruction of students with learning disabilities in secondary schools. The inclusive consultation model (ICM) is a proposed alternative to traditional co-teaching models as described in the extant literature. In recognition of the…
Descriptors: Teacher Collaboration, Team Teaching, Learning Disabilities, Inclusion
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Couvillon, Michael A.; Yell, Mitchell L.; Katsiyannis, Antonis – Preventing School Failure, 2018
Even though special education law is covered in most teacher and administrative certification programs, it is an area that is continually evolving. The results of the 2017 U.S. Supreme Court case "Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District" will have a lasting impact on the future of special education guidelines; the outcomes of this…
Descriptors: Special Education, Court Litigation, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation
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Sprunger, Nikki S.; Harvey, Michael W.; Quick, Marilynn M. – Preventing School Failure, 2018
Legislation has mandated that secondary schools provide services for students with disabilities that prepare them for independent living, employment, and/or post-secondary education (IDEA, 2004). This study examined the perceptions of special education directors, assistant directors/program coordinators, and secondary special education teachers…
Descriptors: Secondary Schools, Secondary School Students, Disabilities, Transitional Programs
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Sullivan-Walker, Melissa E.; Rock, Marcia L.; Popp, Patricia A. – Preventing School Failure, 2017
Homelessness is a complex and multifaceted condition that affects 2.5 million, or one in every 30, children annually. Based on these numbers, it is likely that at least one student has experienced or is experiencing homelessness in most public school classrooms. Sixteen percent of students experiencing homelessness also received services under…
Descriptors: Homeless People, Disabilities, Special Education, Teamwork
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Preston, Angela I.; Wood, Charles L.; Stecker, Pamela M. – Preventing School Failure, 2016
Response to intervention (RTI) emerged from the 2004 reauthorization of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, but the roots of RTI are found embedded within the history of the field of learning disabilities (LD) as well as other sources of influence. In what follows, we provide a brief history of LD and highlight the connection between…
Descriptors: Response to Intervention, Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Disabilities
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Hernandez-Melis, Claudia; Fenning, Pamela; Lawrence, Elizabeth – Preventing School Failure, 2016
The purpose of the current study was to assess the effects of an alternative to suspension intervention on students' subsequent major referrals. The intervention included activities designed to teach social coping strategies as well as mediation to resolve interpersonal conflicts. The intervention was implemented in a therapeutic high school, and…
Descriptors: Suspension, Intervention, High School Students, Behavior Problems
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Katsiyannis, Antonis; Losinski, Mickey; Parks Ennis, Robin – Preventing School Failure, 2015
Individualized education programs are considered the cornerstone of the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act and serve as the means to determine whether qualified students with disabilities receive a Free Appropriate Public Education. This article aims to examine a recent circuit court ruling regarding the applicability of retrospective…
Descriptors: Individualized Education Programs, Court Litigation, Educational Practices, Meetings
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Turse, Kimberly Ann; Albrecht, Susan Fread – Preventing School Failure, 2015
The change in allowing school districts to use the more prevalent discrepancy model or the new addition of response to intervention to determine whether a disability is present has sparked discussion among educators. As districts decide which method to use, it is important to base decisions on factual and researched information. The authors hope…
Descriptors: Response to Intervention, School Districts, Models, Program Descriptions
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Caruana, Vicki – Preventing School Failure, 2015
Since the reauthorization of the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) in 2004, standards-based individualized education plans (IEPs) have been an expectation for serving students with disabilities in the K-12 public school setting. Nearly a decade after the mandates calling for standards-based IEPs, special educators still struggle…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, State Standards, Writing Strategies, Individualized Education Programs
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Whitney, Todd; Cooper, Justin T.; Lingo, Amy S. – Preventing School Failure, 2015
The evidence for providing sufficient opportunities for students to respond has been established in terms of student engagement and achievement in reading and mathematics. Although supported by research, the question remains whether teachers are incorporating this effective practice in their classroom instruction. This study examines the analysis…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Reading Instruction, Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation
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Ryan, Joseph B.; Katsiyannis, Antonis; Cadorette, Deborah; Hodge, Janie; Markham, Michelle – Preventing School Failure, 2014
Children with disabilities are at increased risk of health risk factors including obesity, often because of low levels of physical activity and limited participation in sports. However, organized adaptive sports programs are increasingly available for individuals with disabilities. This article provides recommendations for establishing successful…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Adapted Physical Education, Team Sports, Athletics
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Oakes, Wendy Peia; Lane, Kathleen Lynne; Cox, Meredith Lucille; Messenger, Mallory – Preventing School Failure, 2014
In this article, the authors provide an overview of behavior screening tools available, including free and commercially available options. Next, the authors offer step-by-step procedures for (a) selecting, (b) scheduling, (c) preparing, (d) administering, and (e) scoring and interpreting behaviors screening tools. The authors conclude with…
Descriptors: Screening Tests, Behavior Problems, Decision Making, Models
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Koehler-Hak, Kathrine M. – Preventing School Failure, 2014
General outcome measurement, a specific type of formative evaluation, can be used to assess progress toward long-term academic goals. Curriculum-based measurement is a widely used type of general outcome measurement. When used to develop local norms, curriculum-based measurement data are helpful in making individual student and systems-level…
Descriptors: Outcome Measures, Curriculum Based Assessment, Formative Evaluation, Progress Monitoring
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