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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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Young, Suzanne; Trujillo, Natasha P.; Bruce, Mary Alice; Pollard, Tracie; Jones, Jeff; Range, Bret – Preventing School Failure, 2019
The purpose of this study was to examine preservice teachers' beliefs about retention. In spite of evidence that grade retention has negative effects on students' academic and socio-emotional outcomes, retention continues to be a common practice. Sixty-one elementary and secondary education majors at a small community college responded to an…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Grade Repetition, Mathematics Achievement, Teacher Attitudes
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Barnett, Juliet Hart; Cleary, Shannon – Preventing School Failure, 2019
Students with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are included more frequently in general education, and are increasingly expected to access and master core curricular content, including mathematics. However, mathematics often presents challenges to students with ASD. Studies on instructional interventions in mathematics for students with ASD are also…
Descriptors: Visual Aids, Teaching Methods, Mathematics Instruction, Algebra
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Ortiz, Alba A.; Robertson, Phyllis M.; Wilkinson, Cheryl Y. – Preventing School Failure, 2018
Planning language and literacy instruction and supplemental intervention for English Learners (ELs) in bilingual education programs begins by assessing their current performance, strengths, and needs. However, current functioning must be interpreted in relation to past performance and the nature and quality of instruction students have received…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Bilingual Education, Educational Planning, Supplementary Education
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Ennis, Robin Parks; Lane, Kathleen Lynne; Oakes, Wendy Peia – Preventing School Failure, 2018
Self-monitoring is a low-intensity strategy teachers can use to support instruction in classrooms across the grade span in various instructional settings and content areas. This study extended the knowledge base by examining the effectiveness of self-monitoring through a systematic replication with three students with specific learning…
Descriptors: Teacher Empowerment, Educational Strategies, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Elementary School Students
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Knowles, Christen; Massar, Michelle; Raulston, Tracy Jane; Machalicek, Wendy – Preventing School Failure, 2017
Students with challenging behavior severe enough to warrant placement in a self-contained special education classroom statistically have poor school and post-school outcomes compared to typical peers. Teachers in these classrooms often lack sufficient training to meet student needs. This pilot study investigated the use of a telehealth…
Descriptors: Self Contained Classrooms, Special Education, Student Behavior, Behavior Problems
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Watt, Sarah J.; Therrien, William J. – Preventing School Failure, 2016
Thirty-two students enrolled in one of four sixth-grade classrooms across two elementary schools participated in this study. Students receiving supplemental and intensive instruction in math and those with math-related disabilities were participants. A treatment and control, pre/postexperimental design was used to examine the effect of preteaching…
Descriptors: Grade 6, Elementary School Students, Disabilities, Mathematics Instruction
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Chan, Paula E. – Preventing School Failure, 2016
Teachers face the challenging job of differentiating instruction for the diverse needs of their students. This task is difficult enough with happy students who are eager to learn; unfortunately students often enter the classroom in a bad mood because of events that happened outside the classroom walls. These events--called setting events--can…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Classroom Environment, Student Behavior, Behavior Problems
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Feemster, Kristen G.; Proctor, Steven L.; Hoffmann, Norman G. – Preventing School Failure, 2016
This study identified peak periods of the onset, prevalence, and correlates of early adolescent substance use, and evaluated the feasibility of implementing a brief student survey at a high school in the southeastern United States. A brief survey was self-administered and 791 students with a mean age of 16.2 years (SD = 1.24) provided complete…
Descriptors: Early Adolescents, Substance Abuse, Student Surveys, High School Students
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Vera, Elizabeth; Shriberg, David; Alves, Alison; de Oca, Jessie Montes; Reker, Kassandra; Roche, Meghan; Salgado, Manuel; Stegmaier, Jessica; Viellieu, Lindsay; Karahalios, Vicky; Knoll, Michael; Adams, Kristen; Diaz, Yahaira; Rau, Ellen – Preventing School Failure, 2016
Low high school completion rates are an ongoing challenge for educators. This study provides the results of an evaluation of a ninth-grade summer transition program offered at a large public school with a high freshman dropout rate. The evaluation consisted of preprogram and postprogram surveys and interviews with 64 incoming freshman…
Descriptors: Dropout Prevention, Summer Programs, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation
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Dykes, Frank; Thomas, Suzanne – Preventing School Failure, 2015
Effective transition planning requires school personnel to ascertain the preferences and interests of the student and to focus on services including instruction, related services, employment, and postschool living arrangements necessary to support postschool outcomes. While great strides have been made in meeting the needs of students with…
Descriptors: Homosexuality, Sexual Orientation, Sexual Identity, Student Needs
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Moreno, Gerardo; Wong-Lo, Mickie; Bullock, Lyndal M. – Preventing School Failure, 2014
The student population across U.S. schools has become increasingly diverse and has presented educators with a number of concerns in assisting students demonstrating challenging behaviors. Educators have historically had difficulties in distinguishing between cultural differences and genuine indicators of emotional and behavioral disorders. It is…
Descriptors: Student Diversity, Behavior Problems, Functional Behavioral Assessment, Student Needs
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Lane, Kathleen Lynne; Oakes, Wendy Peia; Magill, Lauren – Preventing School Failure, 2014
In this article, the authors clarify the role of the leadership team, providing a rationale for one integrated team to examine academic, social, and behavioral programming, with careful attention to including all key stakeholders. Next, the authors discuss the procedures for teaching all key stakeholders the comprehensive, integrated, three-tiered…
Descriptors: Intervention, Models, Reliability, Instructional Leadership
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Hong, Barbara; Ehrensberger, Wendy – Preventing School Failure, 2007
In this article, the authors discuss 4 critical components of mathematics assessment that relate to instruction: (a) teachers need to be knowledgeable about mathematical standards and align them with assessment; (b) assessment should combine formal and informal approaches to obtain a more authentic picture of students' performance and meaningfully…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Error Patterns, Guidelines, Special Needs Students
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Scott, B. J.; Vitale, Michael R. – Preventing School Failure, 2000
This article presents and discusses an informal tool, the Idea Development Instrument, for teachers to use with students with learning disabilities to guide writing instruction, to evaluate writing samples, and to provide specific feedback in the area of idea development in written compositions. The assessment instrument is appended. (Contains…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Criteria, Feedback, Learning Disabilities
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