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Roberson, Eura S. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Response to Intervention (RtI) has been widely accepted by many school districts in the United States as an instructional method that can be used to consistently decrease learning gaps and ultimately enhance learning for all students. Though implementation of RtI as an instructional method has not been legally mandated, many school districts have…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, General Education, Regular and Special Education Relationship
Robinson, Lora; Maldonado, Nancy; Whaley, Jerita – Online Submission, 2014
The absence of differentiated instruction in many classrooms stifles success for students who do not learn the same way as their peers. Providing teachers with the knowledge and tools to differentiate in their classrooms may increase test scores and help low achieving students find success, while expanding the learning growth of gifted and…
Descriptors: Individualized Instruction, Curriculum Implementation, Classroom Techniques, Classroom Environment
Roberts, Jennifer M. – ProQuest LLC, 2014
The revised Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA, 2004) has offered a change of practice regarding the identification of students with a learning disability. Under IDEA (2004) educators are encouraged to use Response to Intervention (RTI) as a method to determine eligibility for special education services. In an RTI…
Descriptors: Principals, Administrator Responsibility, Response to Intervention, Federal Legislation
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King Thorius, Kathleen A.; Maxcy, Brendan D.; Macey, Erin; Cox, Adrienne – Remedial and Special Education, 2014
This qualitative case study focuses on factors mediating an urban school's enactment of Response to Intervention (RTI). Over one school year, we (a) observed weekly RTI meetings, (b) debriefed observations weekly, (c) interviewed RTI team members, and (d) examined procedural documents. Analyses included post-observation debriefing and coding…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Case Studies, Response to Intervention, Observation
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McLeskey, James; Waldron, Nancy L.; Redd, Lacy – Journal of Special Education, 2014
Current federal legislation holds schools accountable for ensuring that all students, including those with disabilities, make adequate yearly progress on academic achievement measures, while also including students with disabilities in general education settings whenever possible. Schools are thus expected to be both excellent and equitable in…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Inclusion, Program Effectiveness, Elementary Schools
Mele, Susan Catherine – ProQuest LLC, 2014
The purpose of this study was to examine and explain the quality of teacher supervision of paraprofessionals. The researcher analyzed (a) pre-service and in-service supervisory training received by teachers who supervised paraprofessionals, (b) teacher knowledge of supervisory practices, (c) teacher supervisory practices applied to supervision,…
Descriptors: Supervision, Teacher Role, Paraprofessional School Personnel, Teacher Education
Benjamin, Elissa M. – ProQuest LLC, 2011
The new IDEIA (2004) mandates regarding the implementation of Response-to-Intervention (RtI) present challenges for general education teachers. The law dictates the implementation of Response-to-Intervention, which requires the application of a pyramid of interventions for students failing to make adequate yearly progress in response to general…
Descriptors: Teacher Responsibility, General Education, Learning Disabilities, Educational Improvement