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Garbacz, S. Andrew; Lannie, Amanda L.; Jeffrey-Pearsall, Jennifer L.; Truckenmiller, Adrea J. – Preventing School Failure, 2015
Although implementation of evidence-based behavioral and instructional practices has been identified as an educational priority, popular methods for increasing implementation of evidence-based practices (i.e., professional development) have not had the desired effect. This article aimed to present frameworks and practices coaches can use with…
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Supervisory Methods, Educational Strategies, Change Strategies
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Schultz, Edward; Stephens, Tammy L.; Lindt, Suzanne F. – Preventing School Failure, 2015
The authors describe the issues that assessment specialists confront when a student referred for special education testing does not qualify for services. This article reviews some of the causes for students not meeting the eligibility requirements and concludes with recommendations to prevent as well as respond appropriately when a designation of…
Descriptors: Special Education, Eligibility, Referral, Screening Tests
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Korinek, Lori – Preventing School Failure, 2015
Student behavior that interferes with teaching and learning remains a major concern for educators. In-school and postschool outcomes for students with challenging behaviors are among the poorest. Many of these students require a functional behavioral assessment and intervention plan to become more successful. Externally-driven behavior change…
Descriptors: Self Determination, Student Behavior, Functional Behavioral Assessment, Intervention
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Turse, Kimberly Ann; Albrecht, Susan Fread – Preventing School Failure, 2015
The change in allowing school districts to use the more prevalent discrepancy model or the new addition of response to intervention to determine whether a disability is present has sparked discussion among educators. As districts decide which method to use, it is important to base decisions on factual and researched information. The authors hope…
Descriptors: Response to Intervention, School Districts, Models, Program Descriptions
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Pelfrey, William V., Jr.; Weber, Nicole L. – Preventing School Failure, 2015
Research indicates that cyberbullying is occurring among middle and high school student populations at increasing rates. There is limited research, however, on strategies students use to combat cyberbullying, as well as how schools implement policies, intervention tactics, and prevention strategies. This qualitative study aimed to explore, among a…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Bullying, Prevention, Child Safety
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Lo, Lusa – Preventing School Failure, 2014
An individualized education program is a legal document that details information regarding the special education program of a student with a disability. For parents to determine whether they agree with the individualized education program that is proposed by the school, they must first be able to read and comprehend the document. This study aimed…
Descriptors: Individualized Education Programs, Special Education, Readability, Parent Materials
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LaRocque, Michelle; Kleiman, Ira; Darling, Sharon M. – Preventing School Failure, 2011
The value of parental participation is widely accepted, but participation is difficult to promote and maintain. Schools are becoming more diverse, and a great challenge facing educators is meeting the needs of all students. Closing the achievement gap and increasing student learning requires the collaboration of various interested groups, most…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, School Involvement, Parent Participation, Academic Achievement
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Menzies, Holly M.; Lane, Kathleen Lynne – Preventing School Failure, 2011
Some students exhibit behavioral issues as early as preschool and kindergarten. Conventional wisdom suggests waiting to see whether students outgrow these difficulties. However, there is extensive evidence that early detection and intervention is preferred to the wait-and-see approach because it is more likely to result in better academic and…
Descriptors: Evidence, Identification, Functional Behavioral Assessment, Prevention
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Harn, Beth A.; Chard, David J.; Kame'enui, Edward J. – Preventing School Failure, 2011
With education's ever-changing and increasing expectations, including response-to-intervention, schools are required to make significant changes in practice to meet the needs of all students. The effectiveness and efficiencies garnered in implementing prevention-oriented, schoolwide approaches to instructional delivery provide the necessary…
Descriptors: Reading Difficulties, Academic Achievement, Teaching Methods, Expectation
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Smith, Joshua S.; Anderson, Jeffrey A.; Abell, Amy K. – Preventing School Failure, 2008
The full-purpose partnership (FPP) schoolwide model primarily focuses on prevention and early intervention. This model brings the tenets of service coordination directly into the school and focuses efforts to involve families from a strengths perspective before behavioral issues become significant. A preliminary evaluation has shown that this…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Behavior Disorders, Models, Program Evaluation
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Downey, Jayne A. – Preventing School Failure, 2008
Research has identified many factors that can foster the educational resilience of students who are at risk for academic failure. Educators have organized many of the recommendations that arise from this data into curricula and programs for implementation at the district and school levels. Researchers and educators have given less attention to…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Classroom Research, Academic Failure, Classroom Environment
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Berdine, William H. – Preventing School Failure, 2003
An overview is provided of the President's Commission on Excellence in Special Education's report. Four recommendations are discussed: focus on results not on process; embrace a model of prevention not a model of failure; consider children with disabilities as general education children first; and target funds for direct services. (Contains 5…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Disabilities, Educational Finance, Educational Innovation
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Reinoso, Marta – Preventing School Failure, 2002
A first grade teacher recounts how she applied findings in the literature about effective organizations and leadership to build more responsible, self-sufficient, and empowered young citizens. The account is organized around seven "realities" such as: "if something enters the curriculum, something usually exits the curriculum,""determine what is…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Classroom Environment, Educational Change, Elementary School Teachers
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Stewart, Susan C.; And Others – Preventing School Failure, 1997
Guidelines for assessing the classroom environment for optimal student performance cover physical environment, time/instructional management, behavior management, and teacher effectiveness. Vignettes illustrate classroom problems and suggest management solutions. A checklist identifies instructional methods and conditions that positively affect…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Check Lists, Classroom Environment, Educational Assessment
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Mundschenk, Nancy A.; Foley, Regina M. – Preventing School Failure, 1994
Thirty-four secondary regular and special education teachers and 92 parents of students (both disabled and nondisabled) were interviewed concerning school goals, home-school partnerships, and student diversity. Findings indicate that parents perceive their partnerships to be weak or nonexistent. Suggestions for the establishment of parity-based…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Disabilities, Parent Attitudes, Parent Participation
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