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Gardner, Ronald L.; Stephens-Pisecco, Tammy L. – Preventing School Failure, 2019
An educator's function exceeds traditional subject teaching. It includes monitoring and enhancing a child's physical and emotional well-being. Today's children face a plethora of risks and educators are on the front line of the defensive. To build childhood fortitude, the authors call on teachers to become aware of the characteristics of…
Descriptors: Children, Resilience (Psychology), Trauma, Child Abuse
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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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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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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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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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Anderson, Kimberly L. – Preventing School Failure, 2019
Response to Intervention (RtI) has brought about significant changes in the way schools provide educational support for students at risk for reading difficulty. Much of the research on RtI has focused on evidence-based interventions that are typically offered outside of the regular classroom, with less attention given to instruction that is part…
Descriptors: Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Reading Strategies, Response to Intervention, At Risk Students
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Griffiths, Amy-Jane; Izumi, Jared T.; Alsip, James; Furlong, Michael J.; Morrison, Gale M. – Preventing School Failure, 2019
This research examined the risk and protective factors of responders and nonresponders to a schoolwide implementation of positive behavioral interventions and supports (SW-PBIS) within an alternative school. Students completed self-perception measures of individual, school, community, and home systems. Multivariate analysis of variance indicated a…
Descriptors: Positive Behavior Supports, At Risk Students, Nontraditional Education, Delinquency
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Rouse-Billman, Christina; Alber-Morgan, Sheila – Preventing School Failure, 2019
Teaching students to generate questions to monitor their reading comprehension is an evidence-based practice demonstrated to be effective across grade levels for students with and without disabilities. As self-questioning is a complex skill, many students can benefit from additional instructional supports, especially when they are first learning…
Descriptors: Grade 4, Elementary School Students, Teaching Methods, Cues
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Ayvazo, Shiri; Aljadeff-Abergel, Elian – Preventing School Failure, 2019
Alternative Education Settings (AES) aim to provide active and inspiring instructional strategies that would reengage students at-risk in learning and improve their academic achievements. Classwide Peer Tutoring (CWPT) is an evidence-based instructional method that when combined with behaviorally oriented procedures yields positive effects on…
Descriptors: Nontraditional Education, Skill Development, Psychomotor Skills, Interpersonal Competence
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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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Wasburn-Moses, Leah; Noltemeyer, Amity – Preventing School Failure, 2018
Finding new ways to serve youth at risk is critical to the field of education. A model alternative school-university partnership was created in concert with youth-mentoring evidence-based practices. The current study evaluates student outcomes from the program's first six years. Data on students' grades, credits earned, and behavior are reported.…
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Partnerships in Education, Mentors, At Risk Students
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Hirn, Regina G.; Hollo, Alexandra; Scott, Terrance M. – Preventing School Failure, 2018
In the United States, federal funding under Title 1 is provided to schools to improve academic achievement for disadvantaged students. Many students attending schools eligible for Title 1 funding are from families in poverty and at risk for negative outcomes. Identifying instructional factors that mitigate this risk must be a priority for teachers…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Feedback (Response), Hierarchical Linear Modeling, Elementary School Students
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Gibbs, Anna S.; Hinton, Vanessa M.; Flores, Margaret M. – Preventing School Failure, 2018
Children who struggle in mathematics have a limited understanding of the foundational processes of mathematics. A lack of conceptual understanding causes students to fall behind as they progress through the core curriculum. Children at high risk for developing mathematics disabilities fail to gain numeracy knowledge. The purpose of this case study…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Case Studies, Disabilities, Computation
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Duffield, Stacy Kay – Preventing School Failure, 2018
A Midwestern state allocated grant funding to encourage more accessible alternative programming at the middle level. Seventeen schools were approved for this grant and used the funds to supplement the operation of a new or existing program. This study provides policymakers and educators with an overview of the various types of alternative middle…
Descriptors: Nontraditional Education, Middle Schools, Financial Support, State Aid
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