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NWEA, 2018
Some schools use results from the MAP® Growth™ interim assessments from the Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA®) in a number of high-stakes ways. These include as a component of their teacher evaluation systems; to determine whether a student advances to the next grade; or as an indicator for student readiness for certain programs or…
Descriptors: High Stakes Tests, Guidelines, School Districts, Intervention
National Forum on Education Statistics, 2018
The Forum Guide to Early Warning Systems provides information and best practices to help education agencies plan, develop, implement, and use an early warning system in their agency to inform interventions that improve student outcomes. The document includes a review of early warning systems and their use in education agencies and explains the…
Descriptors: Educational Indicators, Best Practices, Elementary Secondary Education, Data Collection
National Center for Homeless Education at SERVE, 2017
Nearly half of students who drop out do so as a result of adverse conditions in the school, while 37% of dropouts are pulled out of school by challenges like financial worries, family needs, or employment. Only 14% of dropouts did so for reasons that can be described as failing out of school due to a lack of interest or academic progress (Doll,…
Descriptors: High School Graduates, Homeless People, Credits, Barriers
Lee, Laurie; Hughes, John; Smith, Kevin; Foorman, Barbara – Florida Center for Reading Research, 2016
This guide is designed to help State Education Agencies (SEAs) conduct self-studies to identify interventions that may be implemented in schools needing improvement or that require comprehensive or targeted support. The interventions selected should be those that are most relevant and appropriate based on the needs of schools, with the strongest…
Descriptors: Intervention, Educational Improvement, Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation
Vaughn, Sharon; Wanzek, Jeanne; Murray, Christy S.; Roberts, Greg – Center on Instruction, 2012
This publication provides research-based guidance for intensifying instruction in reading and mathematics for students with significant learning difficulties, including students with disabilities, in kindergarten through grade 12. The guide gives technical assistance providers and states information reflecting "best practices" for implementing…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Learning Problems, Elementary Secondary Education, Cognitive Processes
Lane, Kathleen Lynne; Menzies, Holly Mariah; Bruhn, Allison L.; Crnobori, Mary – Guilford Publications, 2010
This book provides tested, easy-to-implement strategies for preventing problem behavior in the classroom and responding effectively when it does occur. Chapters describe specific steps that K-12 teachers and other school-based professionals can take to develop effective classroom rules and routines; plan suitably challenging instruction; and…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Intervention, Check Lists, Behavior Problems
Center for Mental Health in Schools at UCLA, 2008
In this introductory packet, the range of conduct and behavior problems are described using fact sheets and the classification scheme from the American Pediatric Association. Differences in intervention needed are discussed with respect to variations in the degree of problem manifested and include exploration of environmental accommodations,…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Intervention, Classification, Identification
Kentucky Department of Education (NJ1), 2008
The Kentucky System of Intervention (KSI) is a framework for providing systematic, comprehensive services to address academic and behavioral needs for all students, preschool through grade 12. The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) has developed this guidance document to provide resources in planning and decision making as districts and…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Intervention, Decision Making, Guidance
Alford, Sue – Advocates for Youth, 2008
Until recently, teen pregnancy and birth rates had declined steadily in the United States in recent years. Despite these declines, the United States has the highest teen birth rate and one of the highest rates of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) among all industrialized nations. To help young people reduce their risk for pregnancy and STIs,…
Descriptors: Sexuality, Sex Education, Adolescents, Early Parenthood
Alford, Sue – Advocates for Youth, 2008
Until recently, teen pregnancy and birth rates had declined in the United States. Despite these declines, U.S. teen birth and sexually transmitted infection (STI) rates remain among the highest in the industrialized world. Given the need to focus limited prevention resources on effective programs, Advocates for Youth undertook exhaustive reviews…
Descriptors: Sexuality, Sex Education, Adolescents, Early Parenthood
Center for Mental Health in Schools at UCLA, 2007
This publication presents a collection of resources on violence prevention and safe schools. This document contains the following parts: (1) Introduction; (2) A Few Resource Aids; (3) Public Policy and Funding Opportunities; (4) More Resource Aids on Violence Prevention and Safe Schools; and (5) Concluding Comment. Individual sections contain…
Descriptors: Prevention, Public Policy, School Safety, Violence
Gillon, Gail T. – Guilford Publications, 2007
This unique resource provides a comprehensive review of current knowledge about phonological awareness, together with practical guidance for helping preschoolers to adolescents acquire needed skills. Up-to-date findings are synthesized on the development of phonological awareness; its role in literacy learning; and how it can be enhanced in…
Descriptors: High Risk Students, Phonemes, Intervention, Literacy Education
Lansford, Jennifer E., Ed.; Deater-Deckard, Kirby, Ed.; Bornstein, Marc H., Ed. – Guilford Publications, 2007
How do some families successfully negotiate the linguistic, cultural, and psychological challenges of immigration, while others struggle to acculturate? This volume explores the complexities of immigrant family life in North America and analyzes the individual and contextual factors that influence health and well-being. Synthesizing cutting-edge…
Descriptors: Public Policy, Intervention, Educational Development, Child Rearing
Strock, Margaret – National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), 2006
This detailed booklet describes the symptoms, causes, diagnosis, and treatments, with information on getting help and coping. Interventions described herein are psychotherapy, behavior therapy, social skills training, support groups, and parenting skills training. Some simple behavioral interventions are suggested because children with ADHD may…
Descriptors: Social Support Groups, Psychotherapy, Behavior Modification, Parenting Skills
Curriculum Review, 2006
Adults may feel uncertain about how to handle bullying when they see or hear it happening, or they may respond in ways that don't make the best use of the opportunity to teach a young person the difference between appropriate and inappropriate behavior. They could end up inadvertently promoting, rather than reducing bullying. This article offers…
Descriptors: Communication, Bullying, Peer Relationship, Intervention
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