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McDaniel, Sara C.; Kim, Sunyoung; Guyotte, Kelly W. – Journal of At-Risk Issues, 2017
Positive behavior interventions and supports (PBIS) is an evidence-based framework for preventing and treating challenging behavior in schools and improving overall school climate. The efficacy of this positive, proactive framework has been well established across varying school settings, yet little is known about schoolwide PBIS implementation…
Descriptors: Positive Behavior Supports, Stakeholders, Models, Educational Environment
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Hickman, Gregory P.; Sabia, Magaret F.; Heinrich, Randy; Nelson, LaCoñia; Travis, Frances; Veri, Tracy – Journal of At-Risk Issues, 2017
The authors examined the predictive nature of attentional biases and initial grade point average of ninth graders dropping out of high school. Attentional biases are cognitive shifts in focus that are linked in both time and context toward stimuli perceived by an individual as threatening. Data were collected from 68 high school freshmen (45.6%…
Descriptors: Attention, Bias, High School Freshmen, Predictor Variables
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Villarreal, Victor – Journal of At-Risk Issues, 2017
Extracurricular activity participation has been associated with a multitude of positive outcomes, including school completion, and research suggests that students at risk for school failure are particularly likely to benefit from participation. However, before extracurricular activity participation can be promoted to address such issues,…
Descriptors: Extracurricular Activities, Middle School Students, Hispanic American Students, Early Adolescents
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Berardi, Anna; Morton, Brenda M. – Journal of At-Risk Issues, 2017
Children in foster care have experienced significant trauma due to the loss of primary attachment figures and the circumstances associated with that loss. Children who have suffered trauma generally present with cognitive, social, physical, and emotional vulnerabilities. These vulnerabilities are often expressed in the P-12 academic setting…
Descriptors: Foster Care, Trauma, Cognitive Development, Emotional Response
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McDaniel, Sara; Yarbrough, Anna-Margaret – Journal of At-Risk Issues, 2016
Afterschool programs such as tutoring and school-based or community-based programs have effectively functioned as prevention and intervention programs for children at risk. This literature review focuses on afterschool mentoring programs for children at risk. The purpose of reviewing the literature was to (a) determine the breadth and scope of the…
Descriptors: Literature Reviews, After School Programs, Mentors, At Risk Students
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Okilwa, Nathern S. A. – Journal of At-Risk Issues, 2016
This study explored the experiences of middle school students, particularly focusing on the academic achievement of economically disadvantaged students. For low SES middle school students, the known cumulative effects of poverty coupled with school transition and early adolescence development heighten the potential risks for school failure. By…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Economically Disadvantaged, Predictor Variables, Parent Participation
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Ralston, Nicole C.; Waggoner, Jacqueline M.; Tarasawa, Beth; Jackson, Amy – Journal of At-Risk Issues, 2016
This study investigates the use of screening assessments within the increasingly popular Response to Intervention (RTI) framework, specifically seeking to collect concurrent validity evidence on one potential new screening tool, the Independent Reading Level Assessment (IRLA) framework. Furthermore, this study builds on existing literature by…
Descriptors: Validity, Independent Reading, Reading Tests, Measurement
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Ecker-Lyster, Meghan; Niileksela, Christopher – Journal of At-Risk Issues, 2016
This article reviews the literature on dropout trends, prevention, and intervention initiatives for school-aged children. Theoretical and consequential trends are highlighted to offer educators a perspective in which to view the dropout problem. This article also examines current trends in prevention and intervention initiatives aimed at reducing…
Descriptors: Dropouts, Intervention, Dropout Prevention, Dropout Rate
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DeLamar, Shawna; Brown, Casey Graham – Journal of At-Risk Issues, 2016
This study examines the issues surrounding middle school students' transitions to high school and the degree to which freshman orientation models can help them. The attendance, discipline, report card grades, and end-of-course exams of 60 students who participated in a freshman orientation were compared to those of 150 students who were invited to…
Descriptors: At Risk Students, Middle School Students, High School Students, Transitional Programs
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Robertson, Janna Siegel; Smith, Robert W.; Rinka, Jason – Journal of At-Risk Issues, 2016
The researchers surveyed 23 North Carolina high schools that had markedly improved their graduation rates over the past five years. The administrators reported on the dropout prevention practices and programs to which they attributed their improved graduation rates. The majority of schools reported policy changes, especially with suspension. The…
Descriptors: Graduation Rate, High Schools, School Effectiveness, Educational Improvement
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Styron, Ronald A., Jr.; Bonner, Jessica L.; Styron, Jennifer L.; Bridgeforth, James; Martin, Cecelia – Journal of At-Risk Issues, 2016
The purpose of this study was to examine the preparation of teacher and principal candidates to address problems created in K-12 settings as a result of cyberbullying. Participants included teacher and principal preparation students. Findings indicated that respondents were familiar with the most common forms of cyberbullying and its impact on…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Bullying, Teacher Education, Administrator Education
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Collins, James C.; Ryan, Joseph B. – Journal of At-Risk Issues, 2016
Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is an evidence-based practice that has been shown to prevent and remediate challenging student behaviors, while concurrently improving academic outcomes. While the implementation of PBIS is a schoolwide process which involves multiple intensive trainings for all instructional and support staff,…
Descriptors: Intervention, Case Studies, Student Behavior, Behavior Problems
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Buchanan, Rohanna; Ruppert, Traci; Cariveau, Tom – Journal of At-Risk Issues, 2016
Middle school students with emotional and behavioral disorders are at risk for myriad negative outcomes. Transitioning between schools may increase risk for students being reintegrated into their neighborhood school. The current study seeks to inform supports for students and their families during these transitions. Students With Involved Families…
Descriptors: At Risk Students, Case Studies, Middle School Students, Behavior Disorders
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Vespia, Kathleen L.; McGann, Barbara E.; Gibbons, Thomas J. – Journal of At-Risk Issues, 2016
Vast research and personal testimonies provide strong evidence that a highly effective teacher plays a critical role in the successes of their students, particularly those at risk of underachievement. That same evidence is now being demanded of teacher preparation programs. By comparison, military preparation programs have long been outcome-based…
Descriptors: Military Personnel, Military Service, Teacher Education, Teacher Effectiveness
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Jaynes, Shane – Journal of At-Risk Issues, 2014
Substance use and abuse are problematic in the lives of adolescents, including interpersonal problems and scholastic problems. Risk for substance use has commonly been assessed at the individual level. This paper examines risk of adolescent substance abuse as a variable impacted by environmental or contextual factors surrounding the individual.…
Descriptors: Social Theories, Substance Abuse, Prevention, Adolescents
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