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McDaniel, Sara C.; Besnoy, Kevin D. – Preventing School Failure, 2019
In many cases, the school failure cycle begins in elementary school for students with specific risk factors. Young students with learning difficulties and behavioral problems require a timely and sufficient program to prevent poor school outcomes. After-school mentoring programs are effective in providing meaningful relationships, structure, and…
Descriptors: Cross Age Teaching, Peer Teaching, Mentors, Elementary School Students
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Hovey, Katrina A.; Miller, Rhonda D.; Kiru, Elisheba W.; Gerzel-Short, Lydia; Wei, Yan; Kelly, Jerae – Preventing School Failure, 2019
General education teachers are challenged with meeting the unique instructional needs of every learner in their classrooms, which increasingly include English learners (ELs) and students with learning disabilities (LD). This article uses vignettes to demonstrate how a middle school content teacher uses five strategies: building prior knowledge,…
Descriptors: Middle School Teachers, Evidence Based Practice, English Language Learners, Learning Disabilities
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Bouck, Emily C.; Park, Jiyoon; Bouck, Mary K.; Sprick, Jessica; Buckland, Angela – Preventing School Failure, 2019
Response to intervention (RtI) in secondary schools is a viable option for mathematics, but limited research exists. In the study, students who received just Tier 1 (i.e., general education mathematics class) and students who received both Tier 1 and Tier 2 (i.e., a math lab) completed a pretest and posttest of grade-level content. The results…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Middle School Mathematics, Mathematics Education, Response to Intervention
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Hoffman, Tracey K.; Kuvalanka, Katherine A. – Preventing School Failure, 2019
The present qualitative study examines the insights of child care teachers regarding behavior problems of young children in their classrooms. The number of children being suspended or expelled from child care programs has risen significantly over the last 10 years in the United States. Therefore, the purpose of the current investigation is to gain…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Preschool Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Student Behavior
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Frank, Jennifer L. – Preventing School Failure, 2019
The purpose of this study was to establish empirical benchmarks for the rate of student discipline in public alternative schools in the United States and to identify normative rates of disciplinary infractions across different grade levels, gender, and racial groups. Participants included 15,846 students attending 108 alternative schools in 73…
Descriptors: Prevention, Academic Failure, Discipline, Student Behavior
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Zolkoski, Staci M. – Preventing School Failure, 2019
Students with emotional and behavioral disorders (EBD) are at greater risk for academic failure and negative postschool outcomes when compared to other disability categories. It is important to learn how to promote protective factors for students with EBD to foster resilience. The purpose of the study was to examine the impact teachers have on…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Emotional Disturbances, Behavior Disorders, Academic Failure
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Jozwik, Sara L.; Cuenca-Carlino, Yojanna; Mustian, April L.; Douglas, Karen H. – Preventing School Failure, 2019
Simultaneous development of academic language and reading comprehension is critical for emerging bilingual students' academic success. With a focus on reading comprehension, this study extends the research on self-regulated strategy development (SRSD) to include emerging bilingual students with learning disabilities. Through a multiple probe…
Descriptors: Learning Strategies, Bilingualism, Academic Language, Reading Comprehension
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Hunter, William C.; Haydon, Todd – Preventing School Failure, 2019
Previous research has shown that a classroom management package can be used to prevent challenging behaviors and promote positive student behavior. Replicating and extending previous research, the purpose of this study was to investigate if a package of precorrection, explicit timing, and active supervision can have a positive effect across…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Classroom Techniques, Intervention, Middle School Students
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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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Strickland-Cohen, Monica Kathleen; Pinkelman, Sarah E.; Jimerson, Jo Beth; Berg, Tricia A.; Pinkney, Christopher J.; McIntosh, Kent – Preventing School Failure, 2019
Function-based support is a widely researched and highly effective form of intervention for students with persistent problem behavior. However, individualized behavior support practices for students continue to be implemented inconsistently in school settings, and educators often use valuable resources adopting interventions that are not likely to…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Student Behavior, Functional Behavioral Assessment, Student Needs
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Bouck, Emily C.; Cosby, Missy D. – Preventing School Failure, 2019
Response to Intervention (RtI) is a multitiered system of support, designed to improve student learning outcomes and early identification of struggling students. Much attention has been paid to RtI for literacy at the elementary level, but less on RtI for mathematics at the secondary level. The current case study examines one high school's…
Descriptors: Response to Intervention, High School Students, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Teachers
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Davis, Marcia H.; Mac Iver, Martha Abele; Balfanz, Robert W.; Stein, Marc L.; Fox, Joanna Hornig – Preventing School Failure, 2019
This study focuses on the implementation of an early warning indicator and intervention system in 20 southern high schools. This model included a team of teachers, counselors, and student support services personnel who analyzed ninth-grade student-level data and implemented and monitored interventions. The team was led by a half-time coach who…
Descriptors: Program Implementation, Identification, Dropout Prevention, Intervention
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Smith, Heather Haynes; Crim, Courtney Lambert; Bos, Samantha – Preventing School Failure, 2019
Students with disabilities continue to perform below peers without disabilities in writing. To address the need for improving written expression for students with learning differences, schools are implementing instructional strategies. This study investigated teacher perceptions of a four-year, schoolwide, K-12 implementation of strategic…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Intervention, Learning Disabilities
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Bouck, Emily C.; Park, Jiyoon; Bouck, Mary K; Alspaugh, Jim; Spitzley, Stacey – Preventing School Failure, 2019
Secondary schools are implementing response to intervention (RtI) for mathematics but with limited research or guidelines. This study addresses the shortage of research regarding RtI in mathematics for secondary schools through the exploration of the effect of a Tier 2 math lab on the mathematical performance of seventh-grade students across one…
Descriptors: Secondary School Mathematics, Grade 7, Middle School Students, Response to Intervention
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Council, Morris R., III; Gardner, Ralph, III; Cartledge, Gwendolyn; Telesman, Alana O. – Preventing School Failure, 2019
Reading RACES--Relevant and Culturally Engaging Stories (RR) is a repeated reading intervention using culturally relevant literature that is delivered through computer software. This study extends previous research with RR intended to further evaluate the effects of RR on the fluency and comprehension growth of second-grade students with reading…
Descriptors: Reading Improvement, Reading Instruction, Urban Schools, Culturally Relevant Education
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