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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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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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Chitiyo, Jonathan; May, Michael E. – Preventing School Failure, 2018
The Schoolwide Positive Behavior Intervention Support model (SWPBIS) continues to gain widespread use across schools in the United States and abroad. Despite its widespread implementation, little research has examined factors that influence its sustainability. Informed by Rogers's diffusion theory, this study examined school personnel's…
Descriptors: Positive Behavior Supports, Behavior Modification, Intervention, Sustainability
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McGee, John J.; Lin, Fan-Yu – Preventing School Failure, 2017
Many factors cause student disengagement from school that subsequently result in high dropout rates. Alternative education (AE) programs provide a different pathway for at-risk youths who do not meet the goals, standards, and requirements of traditional educational settings. However, educational agencies have vastly different interpretations…
Descriptors: Nontraditional Education, At Risk Students, Program Effectiveness, Program Development
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Kim, Min Kyung; Bryant, Diane Pedrotty; Bryant, Brian R.; Park, Yujeong – Preventing School Failure, 2017
A synthesis of the research literature was conducted from 2004 to 2014 on interventions designed to build oral reading fluency for elementary students with learning disabilities (LD). An extensive search yielded a total of 12 intervention studies. Among the 12 studies, the majority (n = 9) implemented repeated reading with or without a model.…
Descriptors: Intervention, Reading Fluency, Oral Reading, Learning Disabilities
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Dennis, Minyi Shih; Knight, Jacqueline; Jerman, Olga – Preventing School Failure, 2016
This article describes how to teach fraction and percentage word problems using a model-drawing strategy. This cognitive strategy places emphasis on explicitly teaching students how to draw a schematic diagram to represent the qualitative relations described in the problem, and how to formulate the solution based on the schematic diagram. The…
Descriptors: High School Students, Learning Disabilities, Word Problems (Mathematics), Models
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Schwab, James Raymond; Johnson, Zachary G.; Ansley, Brandis M.; Houchins, David E.; Varjas, Kris – Preventing School Failure, 2016
The Every Child Achieves Act of 2015 has drawn greater attention to the academic achievement of students considered at risk who attend alternative schools. Due to problems both inside and outside of schools, students in alternative education settings may struggle with academic content and require a different educational approach. This…
Descriptors: Literature Reviews, Nontraditional Education, Intervention, Academic Achievement
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Hinton, Vanessa; Buchanan, Alice M.; Rudisill, Mary – Preventing School Failure, 2016
Schools implement Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports (PBIS) as a way of meeting students' needs in classrooms. PBIS focuses on tiered instruction. Tiered instruction is a teaching strategy in which the educator implements incremental changes that increase supports based on students' needs--academic or behavioral. Yet, tiered instruction…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Models, Positive Behavior Supports, Intervention
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King, Diane; Coughlin, Patricia Kathleen – Preventing School Failure, 2016
There are two approaches for providing Tier 2 interventions within Response to Intervention (RtI): standard treatment protocol (STP) and the problem-solving approach (PSA). This article describes the multi-tiered RtI prevention model being implemented across the United States through an analysis of these two approaches in reading instruction. It…
Descriptors: Response to Intervention, Problem Solving, Models, Reading Instruction
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Preston, Angela I.; Wood, Charles L.; Stecker, Pamela M. – Preventing School Failure, 2016
Response to intervention (RTI) emerged from the 2004 reauthorization of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, but the roots of RTI are found embedded within the history of the field of learning disabilities (LD) as well as other sources of influence. In what follows, we provide a brief history of LD and highlight the connection between…
Descriptors: Response to Intervention, Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Disabilities
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Hornby, Garry – Preventing School Failure, 2016
Bullying is a major concern in education worldwide, particularly in countries such as New Zealand that are reported to have high rates of bullying in schools. In this article it is proposed that, in order to effectively prevent or substantially reduce bullying in schools, a systemic approach needs to be adopted, with interventions organized at…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Bullying, Ecology, Systems Approach
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Turse, Kimberly Ann; Albrecht, Susan Fread – Preventing School Failure, 2015
The change in allowing school districts to use the more prevalent discrepancy model or the new addition of response to intervention to determine whether a disability is present has sparked discussion among educators. As districts decide which method to use, it is important to base decisions on factual and researched information. The authors hope…
Descriptors: Response to Intervention, School Districts, Models, Program Descriptions
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Wexler, Jade; Pyle, Nicole; Fall, Anna Maria – Preventing School Failure, 2015
Project GOAL is a systematic dropout prevention model including individual and peer-mediated group interventions for at-risk students. This article provides an overview of the Project GOAL model and describes a 2-year experimental pilot study of Project GOAL with a cohort of eighth-and ninth-grade students in a low-income school district in the…
Descriptors: Dropout Prevention, Intervention, Secondary School Students, Pilot Projects
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Lane, Kathleen Lynne; Oakes, Wendy Peia; Jenkins, Abbie; Menzies, Holly Mariah; Kalberg, Jemma Robertson – Preventing School Failure, 2014
Comprehensive, integrated, three-tiered models are context specific and developed by school-site teams according to the core values held by the school community. In this article, the authors provide a step-by-step, team-based process for designing comprehensive, integrated, three-tiered models of prevention that integrate academic, behavioral, and…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Prevention, Progress Monitoring, Faculty Development
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Oakes, Wendy Peia; Lane, Kathleen Lynne; Germer, Kathryn A. – Preventing School Failure, 2014
School-site and district-level leadership teams rely on the existing knowledge base to select, implement, and evaluate evidence-based practices meeting students' multiple needs within the context of multitiered systems of support. The authors focus on the stages of implementation science as applied to Tier 2 and Tier 3 supports; the…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Teamwork, Program Implementation, Faculty Development
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