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Green, Kemeche; Shippen, Margaret; Flores, Margaret – Reading & Writing Quarterly, 2018
Over the past 20 years, punitive approaches and policies similar to those of the criminal justice system have become prominent in our schools. These local, state, and federal education and public safety policies serve to remove students from the educational environment and channel them into the criminal justice system. This phenomenon is often…
Descriptors: Writing Skills, Males, Youth, Institutionalized Persons
Randolph, Cassandra Jones – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The passing of the Education for All Handicapped Children Act---later renamed the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act---mandated that schools and districts ensure that all available education services were comparable between students with disabilities and general education students. This mandate led to students with disabilities and…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Disabilities, Teacher Collaboration, Algebra
Warner, Kyseta D. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The purpose of this quantitative study was to investigate the factors that influenced the decision of general education teachers to identify and refer male students for special education classes. Additionally, the students' gender, the teachers' gender, and the teachers' years of teaching experience were investigated to determine the extent to…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, General Education, Males, Special Education
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Rose, Chad A.; Stormont, Melissa; Wang, Ze; Simpson, Cynthia G.; Preast, June L.; Green, Ambra L. – School Psychology Review, 2015
Students with disabilities are disproportionately represented within the bullying dynamic. However, few studies have investigated the interaction between disability identification and special education services. The current study evaluated bullying involvement (direct victimization, relational victimization, cybervictimization, bullying, fighting,…
Descriptors: Bullying, Disabilities, Victims, Computer Mediated Communication
Rhodes, Shanta Dannette – ProQuest LLC, 2014
The purpose of this study was to examine elementary teachers' perceptions of the effectiveness of Response to Intervention (RTI) and Teacher Support Team (TST) within a Mississippi Gulf Coast school district. RTI models have gained popularity within the national education system. Schools are encouraged to implement RTI in efforts to improve the…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Elementary School Teachers, Response to Intervention, School Districts
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Pogrund, Rona L.; Darst, Shannon; Boland, Teryl – Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, 2013
Introduction: The results of a 2009-2010 program evaluation study that examined parents, teachers of students with visual impairments, administrators, and students regarding overall satisfaction with and effectiveness of the short-term programs at a residential school for students who are blind and visually impaired are described. The findings are…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Program Improvement, Teaching Methods, Visual Impairments
Freeman, Sarah Reives – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The main focus of this study is to determine the effect of test design on the academic performance of students with disabilities participating in the NCEXTEND2 modified assessment program during the 2010-2011 school year. Participation of all students in state and federal accountability measure is required by No Child Left Behind (2001) and the…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Academic Achievement, Test Construction, Educational Assessment
Thacker, Teresa D. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) are an emerging form of professional learning used nationwide as a means for educators to focus on job-embedded learning. Extensive qualitative data have been compiled regarding the perception of educators and PLCs. However, little quantitative research has been conducted regarding the academic achievement…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Grade 5, Elementary School Students, Special Education
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Benson, Nicholas; Taub, Gordon E. – School Psychology Quarterly, 2013
The purpose of this study was to test the invariance of scores derived from the Woodcock-Johnson III Tests of Cognitive Ability (WJ III COG) and Woodcock-Johnson III Tests of Academic Achievement (WJ III ACH) across a group of students diagnosed with learning disorders (n = 994) and a matched sample of students without known clinical diagnoses (n…
Descriptors: Cognitive Tests, Achievement Tests, Learning Disabilities, Scores
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Thompson, Leah J.; Fearrington, Jamie Yarbrough – School Psychology Forum, 2013
This article examines teacher concerns during the implementation of response to intervention at a small, rural elementary school. The Stages of Concern Questionnaire (George, Hall, & Stiegelbauer, 2008) was administered three times over the course of the academic year to 46 teachers and school staff. The hypothesis was that teacher concerns…
Descriptors: Response to Intervention, Program Implementation, Rural Schools, Elementary School Teachers
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Richter, Mary Miller; Lewis, Timothy J.; Hagar, John – Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, 2012
This study investigated key principal leadership skills associated with socially proactive school environments and examined the relationship between School-Wide Positive Behavior Support (SWPBS) implementation and increased evidence of those skills. Findings indicated the following: (a) certified staff members and principals from all schools rated…
Descriptors: Evidence, Job Satisfaction, Leadership, Principals
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Schwartz, Diane; Blue, Elfreda; McDonald, Mary; Pace, Darra – Journal of the American Academy of Special Education Professionals, 2009
With the 2004 reauthorization of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEIA), the definition of a specific learning disability was significantly altered. No longer is it required that a student demonstrate a discrepancy between ability and performance to receive educational support (Horowitz, 1999). With this in mind,…
Descriptors: Teacher Educators, Response to Intervention, Teacher Education Programs, Learning Disabilities