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Crosby, Shantel D.; Day, Angelique G.; Somers, Cheryl L.; Baroni, Beverly A. – Preventing School Failure, 2018
Court-involved, female students often experience trauma and disproportionate school discipline, complicating their academic success. This mixed-method study examines students' use of and experiences with the Monarch Room (MR), a trauma-informed disciplinary alternative. The study examines service utilization, using a repeated measures analysis of…
Descriptors: Suspension, Court Litigation, Females, Discipline
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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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Kellems, Ryan O.; Springer, Ben; Wilkins, Melinda K.; Anderson, Caroline – Preventing School Failure, 2016
The ultimate goal for school psychologists, special education practitioners, and other professionals who work with adolescents with disabilities is to help students plan and prepare to transition from school to adult life with the skills and knowledge to live happy, productive, and fulfilling lives. This article describes how school psychologists…
Descriptors: School Psychologists, School Psychology, Special Education Teachers, Counselor Teacher Cooperation
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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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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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Goss, C. Lee; Brown-Chidsey, Rachel – Preventing School Failure, 2012
With the emergence of response to intervention as a key element for supporting school success for all students, there is a need for teachers to know which interventions have been found to be effective. Some interventions have been validated with a number of research studies, but new interventions also need such validation. This study was a program…
Descriptors: Reading Difficulties, Program Evaluation, Reading, Reading Programs
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Hoyle, Carol G.; Marshall, Kathleen J.; Yell, Mitchell L. – Preventing School Failure, 2011
School personnel are using Schoolwide Positive Behavior Supports in public schools throughout the United States. A number of studies have evaluated the universal level, or Tier 1, of Schoolwide Positive Behavior Supports. In this study, the authors describe and analyze the interventions offered as options for use for Tier 2 in middle schools…
Descriptors: Middle Schools, Behavior Modification, Intervention, Positive Reinforcement
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Tyre, Ashli; Feuerborn, Laura; Pierce, Jennifer – Preventing School Failure, 2011
When many students are tardy at the secondary level, teachers must continually restart instruction or delay beginning instructional periods throughout the school day. To address the considerable amount of instructional time lost caused by high rates of tardiness, the authors investigated the results of schoolwide intervention to reduce student…
Descriptors: Intervention, Tribally Controlled Education, Functional Behavioral Assessment, Program Effectiveness
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Chitiyo, Morgan; Wheeler, John J. – Preventing School Failure, 2009
The reauthorization of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 1997 emphasized the use of positive behavioral interventions, supports, and services for students with disabilities who display challenging behaviors. Unfortunately, most teachers and schools still lack systems for identification, adoption, and sustained use of these…
Descriptors: Behavior Modification, Disabilities, Technical Assistance, Consultation Programs
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Chu, Szu-Yin – Preventing School Failure, 2009
The growing number of immigrant students in the United States continues to affect school programs. First, the author describes the issues that challenge immigrant students, including varying levels of language and academic performance, funding and school resources, and flexibility and accountability. Then, the author discuss what school leaders…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Student Needs, English (Second Language), Academic Achievement
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Smith, Joshua S.; Anderson, Jeffrey A.; Abell, Amy K. – Preventing School Failure, 2008
The full-purpose partnership (FPP) schoolwide model primarily focuses on prevention and early intervention. This model brings the tenets of service coordination directly into the school and focuses efforts to involve families from a strengths perspective before behavioral issues become significant. A preliminary evaluation has shown that this…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Behavior Disorders, Models, Program Evaluation
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Lane, Kathleen Lynne; Menzies, Holly M.; Barton-Arwood, Sally M.; Doukas, Georgia L.; Munton, Sarah M. – Preventing School Failure, 2005
This article presents a step-by-step, empirically validated method for designing, implementing, and evaluating a formal social skills intervention based on specific skill deficits as identified by the Social Skills Rating System (SSRS; F. M. Gresham & S. N. Elliott, 1990). The 6 steps include: (1) identifying students for participation; (2)…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Competence, Elementary School Students, Intervention, Identification
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Somers, Cheryl L.; Piliawsky, Monte – Preventing School Failure, 2004
The purposes of this study were to evaluate a pilot, dropout prevention program designed to provide academic tutoring and supplemental enrichment to 9th graders and to examine additional data on adolescents' motivators and role models related to high school dropout and completion. The program targeted 9th graders because many adolescents decide to…
Descriptors: Dropouts, Program Evaluation, African American Students, Adolescents
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Conderman, Greg – Preventing School Failure, 2003
This article highlights current thinking and practice regarding the use of student portfolios to document performance of authentic teaching tasks in undergraduate special education teacher education programs. It describes ways to use portfolios for student and program assessment and includes suggestions for overcoming the subjectivity associated…
Descriptors: Alternative Teacher Certification, Disabilities, Higher Education, Portfolio Assessment
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Tidwell, Amy; Flannery, K. Brigid; Lewis-Palmer, Teri – Preventing School Failure, 2003
There remains a focus on how schools provide support to students with behavioral problems who require special education services. Previous researchers and practitioners have used office discipline referrals to identify needs and strengths, and to evaluate the effectiveness of school-wide discipline efforts. This article extends the use of office…
Descriptors: Classrooms, Referral, Discipline, Discipline Problems
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