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Maggin, Daniel M.; Johnson, Austin H. – Preventing School Failure, 2015
The successful implementation of school-based behavioral interventions requires school personnel to be competent with program content and procedures. An unfortunate trend within school-based behavioral intervention research is that the core intervention components and implementation features are often not fully described. Without clear…
Descriptors: Theory Practice Relationship, Intervention, Program Implementation, Prevention
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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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Palumbo, Anthony; Kramer-Vida, Louisa; Hunt, Carolyn V. – Preventing School Failure, 2015
Direct vocabulary instruction of Tier 2 and Tier 3 words in intermediate-grade curricula is an important tool of literacy instruction because English is a language grafted from many roots and has not developed a one-to-one phoneme-grapheme correspondence. In addition to knowing graphemes and phonemes, students must formally learn words that cross…
Descriptors: Morphology (Languages), Vocabulary, Intermediate Grades, Word Recognition
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Bouck, Emily C.; Meyer, Nancy K.; Satsangi, Rajiv; Savage, Melissa N.; Hunley, Megan – Preventing School Failure, 2015
Written expression is a neglected but critical component of education; yet, the writing process--from prewriting, to writing, and postwriting--is often an area of struggle for students with disabilities. One strategy to assist students with disabilities struggling with the writing process is the use of computer-based technology. This article…
Descriptors: Assistive Technology, Writing Strategies, Incidence, Computer Assisted Instruction
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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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Munsell, Sonya E.; Bryant Davis, Kimberly E. – Preventing School Failure, 2015
Arts activities have been included in the educational curriculum of public schools for a number of years. Most often, course offerings in the arts consist of visual art, vocal music, and instrumental music classes. Although not as common, dance has also been included in the educational curriculum. Research and anecdotal evidence suggest that…
Descriptors: Dance Education, Outcomes of Education, Special Needs Students, Special Education
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Roach, Andrew T.; Kurz, Alexander; Elliott, Stephen N. – Preventing School Failure, 2015
"Opportunity to learn" refers to the extent to which teachers dedicate instructional time and content coverage to the intended curriculum using a range of cognitive processes, instructional practices, and grouping formats. This article describes the My Instructional Learning Opportunities Guidance System, a research-based online teacher…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Journal Writing, Computer Mediated Communication
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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
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Harbour, Kristin E.; Evanovich, Lauren L.; Sweigart, Chris A.; Hughes, Lindsay E. – Preventing School Failure, 2015
What teachers do and how students perform intersect, making teachers a critical factor for determining student success. When teachers use effective practices, they maximize the probability that students will be actively engaged in instruction. Student engagement is one of the most well-established predictors of achievement; when students are more…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Educational Strategies, Instructional Effectiveness, Best Practices
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Katsiyannis, Antonis; Losinski, Mickey; Parks Ennis, Robin – Preventing School Failure, 2015
Individualized education programs are considered the cornerstone of the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act and serve as the means to determine whether qualified students with disabilities receive a Free Appropriate Public Education. This article aims to examine a recent circuit court ruling regarding the applicability of retrospective…
Descriptors: Individualized Education Programs, Court Litigation, Educational Practices, Meetings
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Anderson, Jeffrey A.; Howland, Allison A.; McCoach, D. Betsy – Preventing School Failure, 2015
Even with increased risks, many children demonstrate resiliency and avoid being labeled for special education; however, research on risk and resilience has been problematic because of inadequate statistical models, limitations of available data, and the exclusion of key protective factors. This study used a national sample to examine the influence…
Descriptors: Parents, Individual Characteristics, Special Education, Resilience (Psychology)
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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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Anderson, Alida; Berry, Katherine – Preventing School Failure, 2015
Teacher language and students' on-task behavior were examined in language arts lessons with and without classroom drama in two self-contained third grade classrooms for students with learning disabilities and attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Language arts lessons that integrated classroom drama were associated with significantly higher…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques, Student Behavior, Task Analysis
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Flower, Andrea; McKenna, John William; Haring, Christa D.; Pazey, Barbara – Preventing School Failure, 2015
Seven high school students with emotional disturbance were interviewed regarding their perceptions of their school experiences in preparation for transition. Students received support services from a behavior intervention program but spent the majority of the school day in general education classes. Interview data were collectively coded and…
Descriptors: Intervention, Behavior Modification, High School Students, Emotional Disturbances
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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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