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Allman, Tamby; Wolters Boser, Samantha; Murphy, Eileen M. – Preventing School Failure, 2019
Effective teaching strategies to modify classroom instruction for students who are deaf or hard of hearing are presented. The authors share principles that guide these instructional strategies and complement current pedagogy. Examples of applying instructional modifications using real classroom scenarios are included under each principle.
Descriptors: Inclusion, Deafness, Hearing Impairments, Access to Education
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Lee, Sung Hee; Bernstein, Malayna; Georgieva, Zornitsa – Preventing School Failure, 2019
This study examined struggling and skilled writers' narrative writing performances when revising stories in pairs online as compared to students working independently. In the experimental group, 5 mixed-ability pairs of upper-elementary struggling writers and skilled writers engaged in online collaborative revision. In the control group, 5…
Descriptors: Revision (Written Composition), Collaborative Writing, Writing Difficulties, Writing Skills
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Barnett, Juliet Hart; Cleary, Shannon – Preventing School Failure, 2019
Students with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are included more frequently in general education, and are increasingly expected to access and master core curricular content, including mathematics. However, mathematics often presents challenges to students with ASD. Studies on instructional interventions in mathematics for students with ASD are also…
Descriptors: Visual Aids, Teaching Methods, Mathematics Instruction, Algebra
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French, Daniel D. – Preventing School Failure, 2019
Despite over 50 years of research and discussion concerning school-based interventions for students with emotional and behavioral disorders (EBD), a discernible consensus regarding the core elements of intervention for this student population remains elusive. This discordance is seen by many as an obstacle to the proper design, dissemination, and…
Descriptors: Intervention, Emotional Disturbances, Behavior Disorders, Special Education
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Hammerschmidt-Snidarich, Stephanie M.; McComas, Jennifer J.; Simonson, Gregory R. – Preventing School Failure, 2019
Goal setting, in combination with evidence-based interventions, may be a viable intervention component to improve oral reading fluency for struggling readers. The present study examined the efficacy of individualized goal setting on the oral reading fluency rates of upper elementary students who were reading below grade level. Visual analysis of a…
Descriptors: Goal Orientation, Intervention, Oral Reading, Reading Fluency
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McCurdy, Barry L.; Empson, Danielle N.; Knoster, Tim; Fluke, Scott M.; Grant, Chelsea A. – Preventing School Failure, 2019
The number of school resource officers (SROs) is increasing nationwide. Simultaneously, the number of schools adopting schoolwide positive behavioral interventions and supports (PBIS) is increasing and projected to expand in response to the greater focus of the newly passed Every Student Succeeds Act to improve school climate and safety. Without…
Descriptors: Positive Behavior Supports, Police, Police School Relationship, School Safety
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Scott, Terrance M.; Gage, Nicholas A.; Hirn, Regina G.; Lingo, Amy Shearer; Burt, Jon – Preventing School Failure, 2019
PBIS is has been consistently correlated with reductions in student exclusion including suspensions, expulsions, poor attendance, and high school dropout rates. However, school-wide strategies that do not specifically involve effective instruction in academic areas are unlikely to result in increased academic achievement. To address this reality,…
Descriptors: Positive Behavior Supports, Response to Intervention, Program Implementation, Fidelity
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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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Davis, Mariya T.; Cumming, Ingrid K. – Preventing School Failure, 2019
Transition from high school to adulthood is a difficult period of life for all youth, especially those with disabilities. Research indicates students with emotional and behavioral disorders (EBD) experience difficulties in transitioning to a postschool environment. Their postschool outcomes in the areas of education, employment, and community…
Descriptors: High School Students, Students with Disabilities, Emotional Disturbances, Behavior Disorders
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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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Floress, Margaret T.; Rader, Rebecca A.; Berlinghof, Jessica R.; Fanok, Paige C. – Preventing School Failure, 2018
Student problem behaviors occur across all classroom settings, but preschool children are three times more likely to be expelled than students in kindergarten through twelfth grade. Determining the extent to which preschool students exhibit problem behaviors may help promote preventative practices in early childhood settings. This study examined…
Descriptors: Child Behavior, Preschool Children, At Risk Persons, Special Education
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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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MacSuga-Gage, Ashley S.; Ennis, Robin P.; Hirsch, Shanna E.; Evanovich, Lauren – Preventing School Failure, 2018
This article describes the critical need for behavioral supports to be implemented across all students. The current inflammatory social and political climate appears to be having a negative effect on student social behavior, something we call the "Trump Effect." The authors advocate for specific ways educators can improve school climate…
Descriptors: Student Behavior, Behavior Problems, Classroom Techniques, Evidence Based Practice
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