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Cavendish, Wendy; Morris, Chelsea T.; Chapman, Lindsey A.; Ocasio-Stoutenburg, Lydia; Kibler, Kristin – Preventing School Failure, 2020
Special education teachers' practice is influenced by an understanding of special education policy and knowledge of implementation practice. This study examined the perceptions of nine special education teachers related to their interpretation of assessment, progress monitoring, and transition mandates in a large urban district. Qualitative…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Special Education Teachers, Progress Monitoring, Urban Schools
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McGee, John J.; Lin, Fan-Yu – Preventing School Failure, 2020
This study explored practices that lead an alternative education program (AE) to improve student performance and progress toward graduation and transition. Eight former and current AE students were interviewed about their reasons for leaving regular schools and their perspectives regarding AE placements. The findings favor the implication of…
Descriptors: Nontraditional Education, Case Studies, At Risk Students, Nontraditional Students
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Yeager, Kristopher Hawk; Morgan, Joseph John; Brown, Monica R.; Higgins, Kyle; Jackson, Iesha – Preventing School Failure, 2020
This article explores the roles of potential transition team members as expressed by students via a social support survey and semi-structured interviews. The sample included eight male students with EBD served primarily in self-contained special education settings at three high schools. Results from the survey indicated that students received most…
Descriptors: Emotional Disturbances, Behavior Disorders, Special Education, Males
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Polleck, Jody; Yarwood, Jordan – Preventing School Failure, 2020
Conducted in an urban alternative education program for adolescents ages 17-21, this study provides an overview of a professional development program that sought to support teachers in developing unit plans that incorporated backwards design principles and culturally relevant and sustaining instruction. The authors offer a qualitative thematic…
Descriptors: Nontraditional Education, Urban Education, Faculty Development, Academic Achievement
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Romans, Sara K.; Wills, Howard P.; Huffman, Jonathan M.; Garrison-Kane, Linda – Preventing School Failure, 2020
Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) often demonstrate behaviors that impair their school experiences. Therefore, the implementation of research-based strategies that will foster success for students with ASD is critical. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of a web-based self-monitoring application, I-Connect,…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Behavior Problems, Time on Task
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McDaniel, Sara C.; Besnoy, Kevin D. – Preventing School Failure, 2019
In many cases, the school failure cycle begins in elementary school for students with specific risk factors. Young students with learning difficulties and behavioral problems require a timely and sufficient program to prevent poor school outcomes. After-school mentoring programs are effective in providing meaningful relationships, structure, and…
Descriptors: Cross Age Teaching, Peer Teaching, Mentors, Elementary School Students
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Frank, Jennifer L. – Preventing School Failure, 2019
The purpose of this study was to establish empirical benchmarks for the rate of student discipline in public alternative schools in the United States and to identify normative rates of disciplinary infractions across different grade levels, gender, and racial groups. Participants included 15,846 students attending 108 alternative schools in 73…
Descriptors: Prevention, Academic Failure, Discipline, Student Behavior
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Bouck, Emily C.; Cosby, Missy D. – Preventing School Failure, 2019
Response to Intervention (RtI) is a multitiered system of support, designed to improve student learning outcomes and early identification of struggling students. Much attention has been paid to RtI for literacy at the elementary level, but less on RtI for mathematics at the secondary level. The current case study examines one high school's…
Descriptors: Response to Intervention, High School Students, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Teachers
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Davis, Marcia H.; Mac Iver, Martha Abele; Balfanz, Robert W.; Stein, Marc L.; Fox, Joanna Hornig – Preventing School Failure, 2019
This study focuses on the implementation of an early warning indicator and intervention system in 20 southern high schools. This model included a team of teachers, counselors, and student support services personnel who analyzed ninth-grade student-level data and implemented and monitored interventions. The team was led by a half-time coach who…
Descriptors: Program Implementation, Identification, Dropout Prevention, Intervention
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LaGue, April; Eakin, Gene; Dykeman, Cass – Preventing School Failure, 2019
In this nonconcurrent, multiple-baseline, single-subject research study, the authors conducted a preliminary exploration of whether mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) can be expanded to the treatment of math anxiety. Three high school students who were assessed with high levels of math anxiety met individually twice a week for 6 weeks with…
Descriptors: Relaxation Training, Cognitive Restructuring, Therapy, Mathematics Anxiety
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Davis, Mariya T.; Cumming, Ingrid K. – Preventing School Failure, 2019
Transition from high school to adulthood is a difficult period of life for all youth, especially those with disabilities. Research indicates students with emotional and behavioral disorders (EBD) experience difficulties in transitioning to a postschool environment. Their postschool outcomes in the areas of education, employment, and community…
Descriptors: High School Students, Students with Disabilities, Emotional Disturbances, Behavior Disorders
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Crosby, Shantel D.; Day, Angelique G.; Somers, Cheryl L.; Baroni, Beverly A. – Preventing School Failure, 2018
Court-involved, female students often experience trauma and disproportionate school discipline, complicating their academic success. This mixed-method study examines students' use of and experiences with the Monarch Room (MR), a trauma-informed disciplinary alternative. The study examines service utilization, using a repeated measures analysis of…
Descriptors: Suspension, Court Litigation, Females, Discipline
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Fallon, Lindsay M.; Feinberg, Adam B. – Preventing School Failure, 2017
The research base for Check-in, Check-out (CICO), a targeted behavioral intervention within a schoolwide positive behavioral interventions and supports framework, is growing. However, little has been written about its application in therapeutic alternative programs. To extend the literature base, the current article describes a study conducted…
Descriptors: Behavior Modification, Intervention, High Schools, Nontraditional Education
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Blitz, Lisa V.; Mulcahy, Candace A. – Preventing School Failure, 2017
Data collected from teachers in a racially diverse, high-poverty high school were used to inform the initial steps in developing a school-university partnership to create a culturally responsive trauma-informed community school. The project utilized community-based participatory research to explore sensitive areas of school system functioning.…
Descriptors: Participatory Research, Secondary School Teachers, High Schools, College School Cooperation
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Flannery, K. Brigid; Kato, Mimi McGrath – Preventing School Failure, 2017
Schoolwide Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports (SWPBIS) is a framework for establishing a schoolwide positive social culture with a continuum of behavior supports and an effective learning environment for all students. This framework was initially implemented in elementary and middle schools and more recently in high schools. Coaches for…
Descriptors: Program Implementation, Positive Behavior Supports, High Schools, School Size
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