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Swanson, Joan Ann; Ficarra, Laura R.; Chapin, Deborah – Preventing School Failure, 2020
School reform efforts are reflected in the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and increasingly impact potential for differentiation of instruction, which is critical in effectively educating students with varying achievement and learning needs. Although CCSS were developed to establish a ubiquitous foundation of educational expectations by grade…
Descriptors: Common Core State Standards, Individualized Instruction, Expertise, General Education
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Young, Suzanne; Trujillo, Natasha P.; Bruce, Mary Alice; Pollard, Tracie; Jones, Jeff; Range, Bret – Preventing School Failure, 2019
The purpose of this study was to examine preservice teachers' beliefs about retention. In spite of evidence that grade retention has negative effects on students' academic and socio-emotional outcomes, retention continues to be a common practice. Sixty-one elementary and secondary education majors at a small community college responded to an…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Grade Repetition, Mathematics Achievement, Teacher Attitudes
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Moreno, Gerardo; Wong-Lo, Mickie; Bullock, Lyndal M. – Preventing School Failure, 2014
The student population across U.S. schools has become increasingly diverse and has presented educators with a number of concerns in assisting students demonstrating challenging behaviors. Educators have historically had difficulties in distinguishing between cultural differences and genuine indicators of emotional and behavioral disorders. It is…
Descriptors: Student Diversity, Behavior Problems, Functional Behavioral Assessment, Student Needs