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Mann, Syrinithnia; Whitworth, Jerry – Journal of At-Risk Issues, 2018
For many years a leading approach to teaching at-risk students and reducing school dropout has been the use of alternative schools. There are unique challenges to providing educational services in alternative schools and teachers in those schools need specialized knowledge and skills to address these challenges. The same can be inferred for…
Descriptors: Paraprofessional School Personnel, Training, Staff Development, At Risk Students
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Rahimi, Regina; Liston, Delores – Journal of At-Risk Issues, 2018
Nationally, one in four high school students drops out in high school. Georgia, in particular, is very concerning with a 67% high school completion rate (Hickman & Heinrich, 2011) and a 41% drop out rate recorded for girls (National Women's Law Center, 2007). While these statistics are disturbing, they do not do justice to the reality of the…
Descriptors: Females, High School Students, Dropouts, At Risk Students
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Rhodes, Judith; Thomas, Johanna M.; Liles, Alesa R. – Journal of At-Risk Issues, 2018
This exploratory-descriptive retrospective study examined the demographic, school-related, psychosocial risk factors, and service referrals among elementary school children (N=2,861) at risk for continued truancy. The study purposed to investigate the domains of staying in school and progressing in school, constructs associated with eventual…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, At Risk Students, Truancy, Correlation
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Woodson, Lorenzo; Harris, Sandra M. – Journal of At-Risk Issues, 2018
Past research has shown that African American/Black males are referred for special education evaluation at disproportionately higher rates compared to males of other racial/ethnic groups. Special education placement for African/American/Black males has been linked to adverse outcomes such as lower teacher expectations, low academic performance,…
Descriptors: Males, Special Education, Referral, Predictor Variables
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Kennedy, Brianna L.; Soutullo, Olivia – Journal of At-Risk Issues, 2018
The increased use of exclusionary discipline over the past four decades has included educators sending students to involuntary disciplinary schools. Reasons for sending students often include infractions that are subjectively defined by educators and nonviolent in nature, suggesting that educators' beliefs about students and their behaviors play…
Descriptors: Nontraditional Education, Discipline, Teacher Attitudes, Student Attitudes
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Nwosu, Kingsley Chinaza; Okoyoe, Cynthia Chisom; Onah, Uchechukwu Hope – Journal of At-Risk Issues, 2018
Reported incompetence of student teachers in Nigeria has become a national concern. However, little has been done to explore the mitigating factors to student teachers' academic success, especially from the generic qualitative approach. The present study adopted the interpretive descriptive qualitative design to examine factors affecting the…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Underachievement, Student Teachers, Foreign Countries
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Wilkerson, Kimber L.; Afacan, Kemal; Perzigian, Aaron B.; Courtright, Maxwell R.; Lange, Lauren E. – Journal of At-Risk Issues, 2018
Urban districts are important places to observe the array of non-traditional schooling options in which high school students can be educated. We examined enrollment distributions in 1 traditional and 3 different types of alternative high schools in 1 urban school district. We coded all high schools in the sample district into 4 school types…
Descriptors: High School Students, Nontraditional Students, Urban Schools, School Districts
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Garner, Joanna; Moots, Shanan Chappell – Journal of At-Risk Issues, 2018
Students who transition between school settings may manifest academic and social-emotional challenges that can be ameliorated through the efforts of educators and school counselors. To assess needs and outcomes, however, counselors require data from valid and reliable measures. This article presents the Quality of Transition Instrument (QTI), a…
Descriptors: Well Being, Student Adjustment, School Counselors, High School Students
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Evanovich, Lauren L.; George, Heather Peshak; Kern, Laura – Journal of At-Risk Issues, 2018
Students at risk for behavioral difficulties have unique needs that affect their academic, behavioral, and social skills. Many of these students are served in various educational settings, possibly transitioning back and forth from traditional schools to alternative settings. As they transition, there is a chance that the students' behavioral data…
Descriptors: At Risk Students, Behavior Problems, Data Collection, School Districts
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Bessey, Randy; González, Juan-Carlos – Journal of At-Risk Issues, 2018
This general qualitative study examined how people with Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) were able to navigate adversity and ultimately pursue doctoral programs. The research focused on the academic experiences of doctoral students who had 4 or more ACEs and explored how resiliency helped these participants navigate the educational system. The…
Descriptors: Doctoral Programs, Graduate Students, Child Development, Resilience (Psychology)
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Flaum-Horvath, Shannon; Marchand-Martella, Nancy E.; Martella, Ronald C.; Kauppi, Cassondra – Journal of At-Risk Issues, 2017
This study examined the effects of the SRA FLEX Literacy (FLEX) program provided to 44 middle school students considered at risk for reading failure as compared to their peers who were not at risk in reading (N = 197) who received instruction in the Holt Elements of Literature series. Two outcome measures were used to judge the effects of the…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Reading Fluency, Oral Reading, At Risk Students
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Litzau, Christopher; Rice, Nancy – Journal of At-Risk Issues, 2017
The number of students in the United States who did not complete high school decreased by 27% from 2008 to 2012 (Alliance for Excellent Education, America's Promise Alliance, Civic Enterprises, & The Everyone Graduates Center at Johns Hopkins University, 2015). This is a positive trend. High schools can help students complete school and…
Descriptors: High School Students, Developmental Studies Programs, Dropout Prevention, Reentry Students
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Boudreaux-Johnson, Marcy; Mooney, Paul; Lastrapes, Renée E. – Journal of At-Risk Issues, 2017
The study's primary purpose was to evaluate the effectiveness of a widely promoted close reading instructional routine for elementary grades students at risk for reading failure. Close reading is designed to help students read complex text independently and proficiently. Participants were six fourth-grade students receiving supplemental…
Descriptors: Grade 4, At Risk Students, Reading Instruction, Reading Strategies
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Hartwig, Elizabeth Kjellstrand – Journal of At-Risk Issues, 2017
The XY-Zone program is a leadership and peer support program that guides adolescent males as they journey into manhood. This mixed methods study examined the influence of the XY-Zone program on developmental assets and academic markers of males in grades nine through 12 who were identified as youth at risk of dropping out of school. Results…
Descriptors: Leadership Training, Peer Influence, Adolescents, Males
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Sun, Jerry Chih-Yuan; Oh, Youn Joo; Seli, Helena; Jung, Matthew – Journal of At-Risk Issues, 2017
The purpose of this study was to explore the motivational characteristics and learning behaviors affecting at-risk college students. To explore how motivation and learning behaviors are related to academic achievement, the relationships between (a) self-efficacy; (b) learning and study strategy indicators; and (c) academic outcomes were assessed.…
Descriptors: At Risk Students, Outcomes of Education, College Freshmen, Prediction
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