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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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Satsangi, Rajiv; Miller, Bridget; Savage, Melissa N. – Preventing School Failure, 2019
The use of assistive technology in special education has grown over the past four decades. In inclusive settings, assistive technology plays a vital role in providing access to academic content for students with disabilities. As the role of assistive technology in secondary classrooms expands, concerns regarding student autonomy, personal…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, Secondary School Students, Disabilities, Assistive Technology
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Peltier, Corey; Harrison, Judith R. – Preventing School Failure, 2018
Multidisciplinary teams are responsible for identifying reasonable accommodations that mediate the impact of a disability and level the playing field between those with and without disabilities on high-stakes mathematics assessments. However, minimal guidance is provided to teams selecting accommodations. This article provides a decision framework…
Descriptors: Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Testing Accommodations, Mathematics Tests, Disabilities
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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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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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Owiny, Ruby L.; Spriggs, Amy D.; Sartini, Emily C.; Mills, Jeremy R. – Preventing School Failure, 2018
Increased accountability for quality instruction leading to higher achievement for all students has made it essential for identification and implementation of evidence-based practices. The Council for Exceptional Children's development of quality indicators (QI) has provided measures for researchers to apply to a body of literature to determine if…
Descriptors: Evidence Based Practice, Special Education, Children, Adolescents
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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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Jozwik, Sara L.; Cahill, Alice; Sánchez, Gilberto – Preventing School Failure, 2018
Individualized education programs (IEPs) reflect the spirit of individualized instruction that lies at the heart of special education. Quality annual goal statements, which propel the implementation of special education programming, use clear language to communicate measurable, meaningful, and standards-aligned expectations to all members of the…
Descriptors: Individualized Education Programs, Student Diversity, Cultural Differences, English Language Learners
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Stocker, James D., Jr.; Kubina, Richard M., Jr. – Preventing School Failure, 2017
Fluency, a combination of response accuracy and speed, enables students to work efficiently through academic tasks. Students with disabilities and math deficits often struggle to learn math facts fluently. Although issues with fluency frequently coexist with a disability, problems gaining fluency also stem from a lack of practice and appropriate…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Skills, Intervention
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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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Howland, Allison; Chen, Li-Ting; Chen, Ming-E; Min, Mina – Preventing School Failure, 2017
Homeless children usually experience high mobility. Yet, it is not clear if the degree of mobility among homeless children is associated with their academic performance. Furthermore, an emerging body of literature is beginning to examine the impact of specific living arrangements (e.g., living with families or friends) on homeless family and child…
Descriptors: Homeless People, Prevention, At Risk Students, Low Achievement
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Satsangi, Rajiv; Miller, Bridget – Preventing School Failure, 2017
The past four decades have generated significant research toward improving the academic outcomes of students with disabilities, especially in the field of mathematics. In this effort, the role of technology in the classroom, both high- and low-tech, has garnered significant attention. For students with disabilities, the use of manipulatives is a…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Manipulative Materials, Educational Technology, Mathematics Instruction
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Hampshire, Patricia Korzekwa; Butera, Gretchen D.; Bellini, Scott – Preventing School Failure, 2016
Homework challenges are particularly relevant for students with autism spectrum disorders who demonstrate difficulty maintaining attention, motivation, and developing effective study skills. These challenges are often exacerbated for adolescents with disabilities who face a number of challenges during the middle school years. A multiple baseline…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Middle School Students, Self Management
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