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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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Morano, Stephanie; Riccomini, Paul J. – Preventing School Failure, 2017
The body of peer-tutoring intervention research targeting higher order learning (HOL) objectives for middle and high school students with disabilities is reviewed. Peer-tutoring outcomes are synthesized and studies are analyzed to examine the influence of tutoring procedures and study design features on intervention efficacy. Findings show that…
Descriptors: Peer Teaching, Tutoring, Thinking Skills, Middle School Students
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Edgar-Smith, Susan; Palmer, Ruth Baugher – Preventing School Failure, 2017
The investigative setting for this study was an alternative educational program that serves at-risk middle and secondary school students. The study evaluated students' conceptual understandings of forgiveness, their exercise of forgiveness in the face of perceived school-related transgressions, as well as the relationship between the two variables…
Descriptors: Nontraditional Education, At Risk Students, Middle School Students, High School Students
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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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McDaniel, Sara C.; Bruhn, Allison L.; Mitchell, Barbara S. – Preventing School Failure, 2017
Students requiring Tier 2 behavioral supports frequently display behavioral deficits in multiple domains (e.g., emotional symptoms and peer problems). The Tier 2 framework developed by McDaniel, Bruhn, & Mitchell (2015a) is a responsive structure for identifying and intervening at Tier 2. This process is described with a practical case example…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Middle School Students, Case Studies, At Risk Students
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Harn, Beth A.; Parisi Damico, Danielle; Stoolmiller, Michael – Preventing School Failure, 2017
Fidelity of implementation is a commonly used term that is not well understood yet frequently assessed in schools today. This paper will discuss the different approaches commonly used in schools (e.g., structural, procedural, etc.) and then present them in relation to student outcomes within a seven-month intervention study with at-risk…
Descriptors: Intervention, Fidelity, Outcomes of Education, At Risk Students
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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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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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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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Garbacz, S. Andrew; McIntosh, Kent; Eagle, John W.; Dowd-Eagle, Shannon E.; Hirano, Kara A.; Ruppert, Traci – Preventing School Failure, 2016
Parent educational involvement is an important avenue for enhancing student outcomes. Schools seek myriad ways to include families; however, the parent involvement practices used by schools lack coordination and are disconnected from existing school approaches. School wide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is a systematic and…
Descriptors: Intervention, Family Involvement, Student Behavior, Positive Behavior Supports
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Asaro-Saddler, Kristie – Preventing School Failure, 2016
Writing is a powerful tool that can be used for multiple purposes. Students demonstrate their knowledge through writing, and it is the primary means by which teachers evaluate their students' performance. Despite its importance, many students, including those with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), struggle with writing. Teachers, often unaware of…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Writing Instruction, Evidence Based Practice
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Oram, Lindsay; Owens, Sarah; Maras, Melissa – Preventing School Failure, 2016
A wealth of research highlights negative outcomes associated with mental and behavioral health problems in children and adolescents. Prevention-based frameworks have been developed to provide prevention and early intervention in the school setting. Tertiary behavioral supports often include the use of functional behavior assessments (FBAs) and…
Descriptors: Functional Behavioral Assessment, Rural Schools, Intervention, Student Needs
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Watt, Sarah J.; Therrien, William J. – Preventing School Failure, 2016
Thirty-two students enrolled in one of four sixth-grade classrooms across two elementary schools participated in this study. Students receiving supplemental and intensive instruction in math and those with math-related disabilities were participants. A treatment and control, pre/postexperimental design was used to examine the effect of preteaching…
Descriptors: Grade 6, Elementary School Students, Disabilities, Mathematics Instruction
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Mallett, Christopher A. – Preventing School Failure, 2016
The zero tolerance policy movement across most of this country's school districts significantly limited school personnel's disciplinary alternatives for students who break rules on campus. This has resulted in millions of primary and secondary age students who have experienced suspension, arrests, and for some, expulsion. Within the student…
Descriptors: Punishment, Zero Tolerance Policy, School Policy, School Districts
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Chan, Paula E. – Preventing School Failure, 2016
Teachers face the challenging job of differentiating instruction for the diverse needs of their students. This task is difficult enough with happy students who are eager to learn; unfortunately students often enter the classroom in a bad mood because of events that happened outside the classroom walls. These events--called setting events--can…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Classroom Environment, Student Behavior, Behavior Problems
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