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Erion, Joel; Hardy, Jennifer – Preventing School Failure, 2019
Parents of three second-grade students identified as at-risk readers were trained to tutor their children. The reading interventions were either accuracy (i.e., modeling and phrase drill) or proficiency (i.e., repeated reading and reward). Intervention selection was based on predicted level of the instructional hierarchy. Students reading below 32…
Descriptors: At Risk Students, Reading Difficulties, Parents as Teachers, Intervention
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Harrison, Judith R.; State, Talida M.; Wills, Howard P.; Custer, Beth A.; Miller, Elaine – Preventing School Failure, 2017
Transition planning is a mandated component of individualized education plans (IEPs) designed to ensure successful transition to adult life for students with disabilities. Students with social, emotional, and behavioral (SEB) needs experience poor post-school outcomes, suggesting a need for more effective transition planning. This study evaluated…
Descriptors: Individualized Transition Plans, High School Students, Individualized Education Programs, Parents
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D'Angelo, Frank; Zemanick, Robert – Preventing School Failure, 2009
Today's adolescent learners are more diverse than ever in terms of their backgrounds, interests, learning styles, and motivations. Thus, school officials must address these differences by thinking outside of the box and creating alternative education settings that acknowledge the fact that not everyone can learn in the traditional classroom…
Descriptors: Curriculum Design, Nontraditional Education, Teaching Methods, Adolescents
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Rock, Marcia L.; Zigmond, Naomi – Preventing School Failure, 2001
Pennsylvania requires intervention-assistance services prior to special education referral. This study evaluated the use of instructional support teams (ISTs) in nine urban Pennsylvania elementary schools with 140 children referred for intervention assistance due to academic and/or behavioral difficulties. Results suggested that the intervention…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Delivery Systems, Elementary Education, High Risk Students
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Rogan, Joseph; And Others – Preventing School Failure, 1995
Pennsylvania's instructional support initiatives for secondary students with special needs include collaboration, curriculum-based assessment, learning strategies, and instructional adaptations. A learning strategies model for low achievers is described, followed by one school's experience using instructional supports in regular English classes…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, English Instruction, Inclusive Schools, Intervention
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McFarland, Gretchen L. – Preventing School Failure, 1993
Pennsylvania's Secondary Instructional Support program addresses such problems as failing grades, lack of classroom participation, lack of time on task, difficulties with basic skills, and poor attendance. It provides school districts with training and guided practice in six areas: collaboration, instructional assessment, instructional adaptation,…
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Educational Methods, Learning Problems, Program Implementation