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Bouck, Emily C.; Cosby, Missy D. – Preventing School Failure, 2019
Response to Intervention (RtI) is a multitiered system of support, designed to improve student learning outcomes and early identification of struggling students. Much attention has been paid to RtI for literacy at the elementary level, but less on RtI for mathematics at the secondary level. The current case study examines one high school's…
Descriptors: Response to Intervention, High School Students, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics 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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Ross, Kelsey M.; Joseph, Laurice M. – Preventing School Failure, 2019
Word boxes (also referred to as Elkonin or sound boxes) are used to teach basic literacy skills to children. However, there has not been a review of studies reporting on the effects of word boxes on students' reading achievement. The purpose of this review was to conduct a comprehensive analysis of the effects of word boxes on students' reading…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Teaching Methods, Reading Achievement, Databases
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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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Smith, Heather Haynes; Crim, Courtney Lambert; Bos, Samantha – Preventing School Failure, 2019
Students with disabilities continue to perform below peers without disabilities in writing. To address the need for improving written expression for students with learning differences, schools are implementing instructional strategies. This study investigated teacher perceptions of a four-year, schoolwide, K-12 implementation of strategic…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Intervention, Learning Disabilities
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Adamson, Reesha M.; McKenna, John William; Mitchell, Barbara – Preventing School Failure, 2019
The use of a tiered approach provides a structured format for increasing consistency across educators to address the diversity of student needs within a school. The same logic of providing a tiered continuum of evidence-based increasingly intensive supports that is characteristic of schoolwide multi-tiered systems of support (MTSS) can be adapted…
Descriptors: Student Behavior, Behavior Problems, Behavior Modification, Classroom Techniques
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Bouck, Emily C.; Park, Jiyoon; Bouck, Mary K; Alspaugh, Jim; Spitzley, Stacey – Preventing School Failure, 2019
Secondary schools are implementing response to intervention (RtI) for mathematics but with limited research or guidelines. This study addresses the shortage of research regarding RtI in mathematics for secondary schools through the exploration of the effect of a Tier 2 math lab on the mathematical performance of seventh-grade students across one…
Descriptors: Secondary School Mathematics, Grade 7, Middle School Students, Response to 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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Walker, Virginia L.; Hirsch, Shanna E.; Kennedy, Michael – Preventing School Failure, 2019
Schools can use School-Wide Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (SWPBIS) videos as a tool for teaching school-wide expectations and other targeted skills. Although some schools integrate SWPBIS videos into their universal framework, little is known about the creation and implementation of these videos. Through an online survey,…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Films, Technology Uses in Education, Positive Behavior Supports
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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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LaGue, April; Eakin, Gene; Dykeman, Cass – Preventing School Failure, 2019
In this nonconcurrent, multiple-baseline, single-subject research study, the authors conducted a preliminary exploration of whether mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) can be expanded to the treatment of math anxiety. Three high school students who were assessed with high levels of math anxiety met individually twice a week for 6 weeks with…
Descriptors: Relaxation Training, Cognitive Restructuring, Therapy, Mathematics Anxiety
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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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Stacy, Jen; Gutierrez, Linda; McMillian, Danita – Preventing School Failure, 2019
Familial engagement is a cornerstone in comprehensive alternative education; however, implementing high-quality parental outreach is difficult. Traditional approaches to parent outreach view diverse families from a deficit perspective and seek to change their behaviors, instead of building on their funds of knowledge. This article presents a case…
Descriptors: Family Involvement, Institutionalized Persons, Correctional Institutions, Parent Education
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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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