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El-Amin, Zaheerah Nadiyah – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Based on the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) mandates, weakened climate/culture, decreased academic scores, and endangered job security, the implementation of a successful behavioral intervention program within the school setting was a necessity (Homer & Sugai, 2000). Quantitative data were obtained from two assessment…
Descriptors: Positive Behavior Supports, Educational Environment, School Culture, Elementary Schools
Morris, Amber K. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Since their inception in 2001 and 2004 respectively, "No Child Left Behind" (NCLB) and "The Reauthorization of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act" (IDEIA) have produced litigious feelings throughout the world of education. One of the most controversial initiatives which evolved from these aforementioned…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Teacher Attitudes, Rural Areas, Rural Schools
O'Laughlin, Laura C. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This study focused on terms anchored in special education and associated stigma of disability in schools. The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act ensured the right to education in US public school systems for students with disabilities. An associated term asserted that children with disabilities must be educated in the least restrictive…
Descriptors: Mainstreaming, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Attitudes toward Disabilities
Gilkeson, Kristen DeRaad – ProQuest LLC, 2010
The renewal of IDEA (2004) produced a number of changes in the identification process for children with Specific Learning Disabilities (SLDs). The requirement that students must present a severe discrepancy between IQ and academic performance has been modified to allow for a more flexible problem-solving approach commonly labeled "Response to…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Learning Disabilities, Identification, Problem Solving
Verra, Monica C. – ProQuest LLC, 2009
The reauthorization of the Individual with Disabilities Education Act of 2004 strongly encourages the use of a response-to-intervention (RtI) model to reduce the number of students identified as learning disabled, to increase student achievement, and to close learning gaps between subgroups of students. RtI is based on the systematic assessment of…
Descriptors: School Restructuring, Intervention, Disabilities, Program Effectiveness
Dekeyzer, Lori Lynn – ProQuest LLC, 2009
With passage of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act in 1990, autism was recognized as a distinct special education category. Subsequently, there has been a steady increase in the number of students qualified in the schools to receive special education services under this category. There are a number of questions as to the types of…
Descriptors: Autism, Special Education, Related Services (Special Education), Urban Schools