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Barnett, Juliet Hart; Cleary, Shannon – Preventing School Failure, 2019
Students with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are included more frequently in general education, and are increasingly expected to access and master core curricular content, including mathematics. However, mathematics often presents challenges to students with ASD. Studies on instructional interventions in mathematics for students with ASD are also…
Descriptors: Visual Aids, Teaching Methods, Mathematics Instruction, Algebra
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Feemster, Kristen G.; Proctor, Steven L.; Hoffmann, Norman G. – Preventing School Failure, 2016
This study identified peak periods of the onset, prevalence, and correlates of early adolescent substance use, and evaluated the feasibility of implementing a brief student survey at a high school in the southeastern United States. A brief survey was self-administered and 791 students with a mean age of 16.2¬†years (SD = 1.24) provided complete…
Descriptors: Early Adolescents, Substance Abuse, Student Surveys, High School Students
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Vera, Elizabeth; Shriberg, David; Alves, Alison; de Oca, Jessie Montes; Reker, Kassandra; Roche, Meghan; Salgado, Manuel; Stegmaier, Jessica; Viellieu, Lindsay; Karahalios, Vicky; Knoll, Michael; Adams, Kristen; Diaz, Yahaira; Rau, Ellen – Preventing School Failure, 2016
Low high school completion rates are an ongoing challenge for educators. This study provides the results of an evaluation of a ninth-grade summer transition program offered at a large public school with a high freshman dropout rate. The evaluation consisted of preprogram and postprogram surveys and interviews with 64 incoming freshman…
Descriptors: Dropout Prevention, Summer Programs, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation
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Dykes, Frank; Thomas, Suzanne – Preventing School Failure, 2015
Effective transition planning requires school personnel to ascertain the preferences and interests of the student and to focus on services including instruction, related services, employment, and postschool living arrangements necessary to support postschool outcomes. While great strides have been made in meeting the needs of students with…
Descriptors: Homosexuality, Sexual Orientation, Sexual Identity, Student Needs