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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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Fallon, Lindsay M.; Feinberg, Adam B. – Preventing School Failure, 2017
The research base for Check-in, Check-out (CICO), a targeted behavioral intervention within a schoolwide positive behavioral interventions and supports framework, is growing. However, little has been written about its application in therapeutic alternative programs. To extend the literature base, the current article describes a study conducted…
Descriptors: Behavior Modification, Intervention, High Schools, Nontraditional Education
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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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Hollingshead, Aleksandra; Kroeger, Stephen D.; Altus, Jillian; Trytten, Joyce Brubaker – Preventing School Failure, 2016
Struggling with frequent off-task behavior, a teacher in a midwestern inner-city high school requested assistance in her social studies classroom. A study was designed to investigate if a combination of positive behavior supports-based interventions such as behavior-specific praise and reduced teacher reprimands might improve on-task behavior. A…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, High Schools, Secondary School Teachers, Social Studies
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Bohanon, Hank; Wu, Meng-Jia – Preventing School Failure, 2014
On the basis of the implementation of Schoolwide Positive Behavior Supports in high schools, the present study examined the effect of supporting buy-in through conducting needs assessments and focused professional development for high school staff when implementing Schoolwide Positive Behavior Supports. The effectiveness of the 2 additional items…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Needs Assessment, Faculty Development, Positive Reinforcement
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Scott, Terrance M.; Hirn, Regina G.; Barber, Houston – Preventing School Failure, 2012
Teachers report that the behaviors that they are forced to deal with on a daily basis are not typically violent or intense but are frequent and usurp great amounts of instructional time. Office discipline referrals provide a well-established method of tracking student behavior problems across the school, allowing for deeper analysis of contextual…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Student Behavior, High School Students, Discipline
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Bohanon, Hank; Fenning, Pamela; Hicks, Kira; Weber, Stacey; Thier, Kimberly; Aikins, Brigit; Morrissey, Kelly; Briggs, Alissa; Bartucci, Gina; McArdle, Lauren; Hoeper, Lisa; Irvin, Larry – Preventing School Failure, 2012
The purpose of this case study was to expand the literature base regarding the application of high school schoolwide positive behavior support in an urban setting for practitioners and policymakers to address behavior issues. In addition, the study describes the use of the Change Point Test as a method for analyzing time series data that are…
Descriptors: High Schools, Urban Schools, Behavior Modification, 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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Colvin, Geoff; Flannery, K. Brigid; Sugai, George; Monegan, James – Preventing School Failure, 2009
Educators face ongoing pressure to improve student outcomes, especially with regard to academic achievement and social behavior. One viable strategy for supporting and improving instructional practices is to conduct classroom observations and provide performance feedback. Researchers have shown performance feedback to be effective in the…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Student Behavior, Social Behavior, Classroom Observation Techniques
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Wasburn-Moses, Leah – Preventing School Failure, 2006
For decades, critics of special education have been questioning whether the field has succeeded in its mission of educating students with disabilities. They argue that service delivery is fragmented, curriculum and instruction is inadequate, and student outcomes are poor, particularly in secondary settings. In this study, the author examines…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Special Education, Special Education Teachers, Secondary Education
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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