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Stockard, Jean – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2020
This article examined the extent to which administrative decisions that affected the implementation fidelity of Direct Instruction programs were related to student achievement. Data from three studies showed that administrative decisions that disregarded recommended protocols regarding teacher training, teacher preparation, and student schedules…
Descriptors: Direct Instruction, Program Implementation, Decision Making, Academic Achievement
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Chaparro, Erin A.; Smolkowski, Keith; Jackson, Kathleen Ryan – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2020
Oregon's Effective Behavioral and Instructional Support Systems (EBISS) initiative was implemented in 25 school districts. The initiative trained and coached district leaders and teachers in the use of the EBISS model through the lens of implementation science. The EBISS model integrates school-wide positive behavior intervention and supports…
Descriptors: Positive Behavior Supports, State Programs, Coaching (Performance), Professional Development
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Bratsch-Hines, Mary; Vernon-Feagans, Lynne; Pedonti, Sarah; Varghese, Cheryl – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2020
Students most at risk for reading-related disabilities frequently struggle with word recognition and oral language, including, in the earliest grades, specific skills related to phonological awareness and vocabulary. Classroom teachers' delivery of high-quality differentiated supplemental instruction may promote reading acquisition for these…
Descriptors: Intervention, Phonological Awareness, Vocabulary Development, Reading Programs
Doabler, Christian T.; Nelson, Nancy J.; Kennedy, Patrick C.; Stoolmiller, Mike; Fien, Hank; Clarke, Ben; Gearin, Brian; Smolkowski, Keith; Baker, Scott K. – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2018
Accumulating research has established explicit mathematics instruction as an evidence-based teaching practice. This study utilized observation data from a multi-year efficacy trial to examine the longitudinal effects of a core kindergarten mathematics program on the use of explicit mathematics instruction among two distinct groups of teachers: one…
Descriptors: Core Curriculum, Evidence Based Practice, Longitudinal Studies, Mathematics Instruction
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McAlenney, Athena Lentini; Coyne, Michael D. – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2015
The current study examined a solution to high false positive reading risk classification rates in early kindergarten by investigating a method of identifying students with possible false positive risk classifications and returning them to general classroom instruction. Researchers assessed kindergarten students (N = 105) identified as at risk who…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Young Children, Risk Assessment, Classification
Oslund, Eric L.; Simmons, Deborah C.; Hagan-Burke, Shanna; Kwok, Oi-Man; Simmons, Leslie E.; Taylor, Aaron B.; Coyne, Michael D. – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2015
This study examined the changing role and longitudinal predictive validity of curriculum-embedded progress-monitoring measures (CEMs ) for kindergarten students receiving Tier 2 intervention and identified as at risk of developing reading difficulties. Multiple measures were examined to determine whether they could predict comprehensive latent…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Curriculum, Reading Achievement, Kindergarten