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A Case Study On The Lived Experiences Of Elementary Teachers Related To Positive Behavior And Intervention Supports (Pbis), Dellphine Sterling Feb 2024

A Case Study On The Lived Experiences Of Elementary Teachers Related To Positive Behavior And Intervention Supports (Pbis), Dellphine Sterling

Doctoral Dissertations and Projects

The purpose of this qualitative case study was to understand the lived experiences of elementary teachers related to PBIS in an elementary school in a mid-Atlantic state. More specifically, this study examined the lived experiences of elementary school teachers related to a reward system for improving academic achievement and student behavior. The theory guiding this study was Bandura’s theory on social learning as the theory assists in understanding the problem of poor behavior and poor academic performance among students as well as providing insights on intervention tools for improving students’ behavior and academic performances. The research wass qualitative and utilized …


Enhancing Simulation Fidelity In Occupational Therapy Education: Considerations For Standardized Patient Training And Implementation, John V. Rider, Linda Frasier, Jessica Parkin Jan 2024

Enhancing Simulation Fidelity In Occupational Therapy Education: Considerations For Standardized Patient Training And Implementation, John V. Rider, Linda Frasier, Jessica Parkin

Journal of Occupational Therapy Education

The use of high-fidelity simulation and standardized patients (SPs) in occupational therapy (OT) education is expanding. However, the implementation of simulation varies across programs, leading to inconsistent outcomes and research limitations. Furthermore, details on SP use and training are lacking in OT literature. This article aims to provide OT educators with considerations for improving simulation fidelity by effectively using highly trained SPs. For example, recruiting SPs from diverse backgrounds is necessary to improve sociological fidelity, and proper training of SPs is required to ensure psychological fidelity. This article also emphasizes the need for standardized training for SPs and recommends following …


Reporting On Pilot Experiences In A Multi-Phased Fidelity Study Of An Equipment-Based Resistance Program For Older Adults, Rodolfo Mejia, Nasim Eyvazlou, Cody Antonio, Marlene Villa, Alexandra Auslander, Zakkoyya H. Lewis, Lara Killick Nov 2023

Reporting On Pilot Experiences In A Multi-Phased Fidelity Study Of An Equipment-Based Resistance Program For Older Adults, Rodolfo Mejia, Nasim Eyvazlou, Cody Antonio, Marlene Villa, Alexandra Auslander, Zakkoyya H. Lewis, Lara Killick

International Journal of Exercise Science: Conference Proceedings

Within the US, people are experiencing longer life expectancy, yet these extended lifespans have not necessarily translated into years living in good health. Research shows that regular resistance exercise carries distinct preventive health benefits for older adults. A growing body of literature explores interventions designed to engage older adults in resistance exercise. PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to pilot the proposed assessment strategy for a multi-phased fidelity study of an equipment-based resistance training program designed specifically for older adults. METHODS: A three-phased study has been designed. Phase 1 consisted of a systematic literature review to identify salient measures …


The Pursuit Of Eriksonian Fidelity In Education For The Gifted: A Literature Review Exploring Its Interpersonal And Intrapersonal Determinants, Anyesha Mishra Sep 2023

The Pursuit Of Eriksonian Fidelity In Education For The Gifted: A Literature Review Exploring Its Interpersonal And Intrapersonal Determinants, Anyesha Mishra

SENG Journal: Exploring the Psychology of Giftedness

This review of literature introduces Erikson’s psychosocial theory in relation to identity development and fidelity. It explores the intrapersonal and interpersonal determinants of fidelity and identity development as described by Erikson, with a specific focus on the role of schools and the challenges faced by students with gifts and talents (SWGT). It explores the unique challenges faced by SWGT in their identity development journey, such as boredom, underachievement, and social isolation. The social aspects of identity construction and the influence of educational institutions on students’ identity development have been highlighted. It emphasizes the significance of creating a supportive learning environment …


Freshman Course Credit And Unexcused Absences: An Arkansas Policy Analysis, Sarah R. Morris, Sarah C. Mckenzie, Miranda Vernon Aug 2023

Freshman Course Credit And Unexcused Absences: An Arkansas Policy Analysis, Sarah R. Morris, Sarah C. Mckenzie, Miranda Vernon

Arkansas Education Reports

This policy analysis examines the implementation of A.C.A. 6-18-222, a statewide policy in Arkansas that addresses unexcused absences and course credit consequences for students. Using anonymized student-level data from the 2020-21 and 2021-22 school years (N=65,651), the study explores variations in policy implementation across districts and investigates the relationship between absences and course failures for freshmen. Our results highlight the wide variability in the number of allowed unexcused absences and the language of course credit consequence among districts. Additionally, our multivariate logistic regressions reveal FRL-eligible students more likely to fail a course after reaching their district’s unexcused absence threshold. Lastly, …


Implementing Social Emotional Learning With Fidelity: A School Improvement Plan, Courtney Reuter Jul 2023

Implementing Social Emotional Learning With Fidelity: A School Improvement Plan, Courtney Reuter

Master's Theses & Capstone Projects

Research findings indicate social emotional learning can have a positive impact on both teachers and students. Social emotional learning not only improves the social emotional well-being and competence in teachers and students, it can also benefit students academically. When students do not have access to social emotional learning instruction consistently, it can have a poor impact on both their behavior and academics. With research findings in mind, a school improvement plan was created to research, purchase, and implement a new social emotional learning curriculum with fidelity. The goal of this plan is to increase the fidelity in social emotional learning …


Positive Behavioral Interventions And Supports And Student Behavior, Taylor Ahlers Jul 2023

Positive Behavioral Interventions And Supports And Student Behavior, Taylor Ahlers

Master's Theses & Capstone Projects

In response to a growing number of behavior incidents and an overall increase in negative behavior, this school improvement plan has been developed in an effort to help support students, decrease negative student behavior, and create a positive school atmosphere. This school improvement plan has been developed based on an extensive literature review, current Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports (PBIS) interventions, and a district needs assessment. This school improvement plan consists of the development of a PBIS leadership team, professional development training sessions, weekly and bi-weekly meetings to assess data, and weekly school-wide assemblies to celebrate positive student behavior. This …


The Impact Of Morning Meetings On Student Teacher Relationships, Peer Relationships, And Student Achievement, Breanne Gnann Jul 2023

The Impact Of Morning Meetings On Student Teacher Relationships, Peer Relationships, And Student Achievement, Breanne Gnann

Master's Theses & Capstone Projects

Many students today need social-emotional supports in place to have academic success. Morning Meetings are one way to provide social-emotional support. This elementary school improvement plan demonstrates a need for teachers to implement daily Morning Meetings with fidelity in their classrooms. These Morning Meetings will help create a positive learning environment for students to build trusting relationships with their teacher and peers. Students are likely to feel increased levels of safety, personal value, and support in their classrooms. Creating a classroom community using Morning Meetings will cause students to be more motivated to learn, experience more academic success, and have …


Improving The School's Mtss Reading Intervention Framework, Mariah Snyder Apr 2023

Improving The School's Mtss Reading Intervention Framework, Mariah Snyder

Master's Theses & Capstone Projects

The purpose of this school improvement plan was designed based on first-hand

experience in seeing the high need for an improved MTSS reading intervention

framework. Research findings show that reading interventions provided through an

MTSS framework provide students with many beneficial supports that increase reading

test scores. With these research findings in mind, a school improvement plan was

created to create a sustainable reading intervention framework within the school

setting.


Explicit Instruction: Evaluating The Fidelity Of A Teacher's Practice Supported By Professional Development And Directive Coaching - A Case Study, Christophe Baco, Marie Bocquillon, Laëtitia Delbart, Antoine Derobertmasure Jan 2023

Explicit Instruction: Evaluating The Fidelity Of A Teacher's Practice Supported By Professional Development And Directive Coaching - A Case Study, Christophe Baco, Marie Bocquillon, Laëtitia Delbart, Antoine Derobertmasure

Australian Journal of Teacher Education

Training teachers in evidence-based practice is a societal challenge. We conducted practical action research to investigate the impact of a professional development programme (the aim of which is to train teachers in explicit instruction) established according to the principles of effective professional development on one teacher's practices. A holistic case study was conducted with one teacher randomly selected among a group of volunteers. An original methodology was developed to measure the fidelity of the teacher’s practices to the different teaching practices and stages of explicit instruction. The teacher's practices were filmed on four occasions and analysed using an observation grid …


Voices From The Field: A Critical Incident Study Of Teachers' Perspectives On What Helps And Hinders The Implementation Of Behavior Intervention Plans In The Classroom, Emily Anne Cragun Dec 2022

Voices From The Field: A Critical Incident Study Of Teachers' Perspectives On What Helps And Hinders The Implementation Of Behavior Intervention Plans In The Classroom, Emily Anne Cragun

Theses and Dissertations

Student problem behavior continues to be a major issue in schools for both teachers and students. Teachers often feel they are not provided with enough resources to help them manage this problem behavior. Students who engage in problem behavior tend to struggle socially and academically. When classified with an emotional disturbance, students are especially at risk due to the severity of the problem behavior they exhibit (Brauner & Stephens, 2006). This study examined how function-based interventions can help both teachers and students better manage the effects of problem behavior. There are several factors believed to hinder the effectiveness of function-based …


Out Of Resistance Comes Strength: A Multi-Phased Fidelity Study Of An Equipment-Based Resistance Program For Older Adults, Landen Wong, Alejandra Arce, Vincent Barron, Alexie Elder, Franceska Millanponce, Matthew Tamunda, Josephine Villicana, Carolina Godinez, Charisma Byrd, Sarah Pearce, Alexandra T. Auslander, Zakkoyya H. Lewis, Lara Killick Nov 2022

Out Of Resistance Comes Strength: A Multi-Phased Fidelity Study Of An Equipment-Based Resistance Program For Older Adults, Landen Wong, Alejandra Arce, Vincent Barron, Alexie Elder, Franceska Millanponce, Matthew Tamunda, Josephine Villicana, Carolina Godinez, Charisma Byrd, Sarah Pearce, Alexandra T. Auslander, Zakkoyya H. Lewis, Lara Killick

International Journal of Exercise Science: Conference Proceedings

Purpose: Within the US, people are experiencing longer life expectancy, yet these extended lifespans have not necessarily translated into years living in good health. Research shows that regular resistance exercise carries distinct preventive health benefits for older adults. The purpose of this research is to conduct a multi-phased study to evaluate the fidelity of an equipment-based resistance training program designed specifically for older adults. Methods: A three-phased study has been designed. Phase 1 consisted of a systematic literature review to identify salient measures of internal and external validity for equipment-based resistance training programs for older adults. Phase 2 is a …


Study Protocol For A Cluster-Randomized Trial Of A Bundle Of Implementation Support Strategies To Improve The Fidelity Of Implementation Of Schoolwide Positive Behavioral Interventions And Supports In Rural Schools, Lindsey Turner, Hannah G. Calvert, Christopher M. Fleming, Teri Lewis, Carl Siebert, Nate Anderson, Tate Castleton, Ashley Havlivak, Michaela Mcquilkin Aug 2022

Study Protocol For A Cluster-Randomized Trial Of A Bundle Of Implementation Support Strategies To Improve The Fidelity Of Implementation Of Schoolwide Positive Behavioral Interventions And Supports In Rural Schools, Lindsey Turner, Hannah G. Calvert, Christopher M. Fleming, Teri Lewis, Carl Siebert, Nate Anderson, Tate Castleton, Ashley Havlivak, Michaela Mcquilkin

Curriculum, Instruction, and Foundational Studies Faculty Publications and Presentations

Background: Improving the implementation of evidence-based interventions is important for population-level impacts. Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is effective for improving school climate and students’ behavioral outcomes, but rural schools often lag behind urban and suburban schools in implementing such initiatives.

Methods/Design: This paper describes a Type 3 hybrid implementation-effectiveness trial of Rural School Support Strategies (RS3), a bundle of implementation support strategies selected to improve implementation outcomes in rural schools. In this two-arm parallel group trial, 40 rural public schools are randomized to receive: 1) a series of trainings about PBIS; or 2) an enhanced condition with training …


Schoolwide Behavioral Supports For Notre Dame Catholic School: A Pbis Initiative, Meghan Ringoen Apr 2022

Schoolwide Behavioral Supports For Notre Dame Catholic School: A Pbis Initiative, Meghan Ringoen

Master's Theses & Capstone Projects

Notre Dame Catholic Elementary School in rural northeast Iowa currently has no framework or plan in place to support students in behavioral success. This school improvement plan outlines steps to be taken toward the implementation of Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) as a framework for behavioral supports to meet the needs of all students. The plan outlines implementation for the first year of PBIS at Notre Dame focusing on Schoolwide Tier 1 supports. The unique needs of Notre Dame are accounted for in steps to address staff buy-in and misconceptions. Steps taken during implementation include the PBIS Self-Assessment Survey …


Implementation Fidelity Of Positive Behavior Interventions And Supports And Teacher Perception Of Pbis And Classroom Control, Alicia Jean Tuttle Nov 2021

Implementation Fidelity Of Positive Behavior Interventions And Supports And Teacher Perception Of Pbis And Classroom Control, Alicia Jean Tuttle

Doctoral Dissertations and Projects

Student behavior is an important topic that educators must contend with in the current educational climate. Due to changing laws and movement away from zero tolerance policies, schools have had to adapt to manage student misbehavior differently. Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is a common framework that has been adopted to help create positive behavior change on school campuses when implemented with fidelity; however, teacher perception is important for implementation fidelity of PBIS. There were two purposes to this study. The first purpose of this quantitative, causal-comparative study was to examine the difference between teacher perception of PBIS and …


The Effectiveness Of Positive Behavior Interventions And Supports (Pbis) In Schools, Jennifer L. Van Otterloo Oct 2021

The Effectiveness Of Positive Behavior Interventions And Supports (Pbis) In Schools, Jennifer L. Van Otterloo

Master's Theses & Capstone Projects

Negative student behaviors are increasing in schools today (Molly et al., 2013). When students engage in problem behaviors, they are more likely to fall through the cracks and their educational gap increases. Therefore, something needs to be done in school systems to decrease these problem behaviors. PBIS is an implementation framework that is designed to improve academic and social behavior outcomes for all students (Sungai & Simonsen, 2012). The purpose of this literature review is to explore the effects of PBIS on student behavior and ways to implement PBIS successfully. Overall, research shows that when PBIS is implemented correctly and …


Enhancing Teacher Delivery Of Behavior Specific Praise With Performance Feedback And Self-Monitoring, Ky’Aria Moses Aug 2021

Enhancing Teacher Delivery Of Behavior Specific Praise With Performance Feedback And Self-Monitoring, Ky’Aria Moses

Masters Theses

Teachers receive a number of professional development trainings and consultations to develop or enhance their repertoire in various evidenced based practices (EBP) and classroom management strategies. Nevertheless, teachers’ adherence to strategies learned during trainings often decline when external supports are removed (Codding et al., 2015; Oliver et al., 2015) which may lead to challenges in the consistent and accurate implementation of EBP in classroom settings (Shernoff et al., 2020). Performance feedback and self-monitoring have been used to address these challenges and promote teachers’ use and fidelity of EBP in the classroom (Scheeler et al., 2004; Oliver et al., 2015). The …


Approaches To Narrative Instruction For Second Language Learners, Mathew Peters May 2021

Approaches To Narrative Instruction For Second Language Learners, Mathew Peters

MA TESOL Collection

Narratives have reemerged as a dominant form of rhetoric over the last fifty years. This dominant use of narrative discourse has only increased with the rise of social media. Walther Fisher (1987) proposed the narrative paradigm as a unifying theory of human communication. His major claim is that people are inherently storytellers and that people use a narrative rationality and a logic of good reasons to inform their beliefs, values, and actions. This paper utilizes his theories, along with recent findings in neuroscience, to establish an argument for greater inclusion of narratives into second language teaching. Narratives can have a …


Outcomes Of A School-Wide Mathematics Intervention, Lisa M. Garrett Jan 2020

Outcomes Of A School-Wide Mathematics Intervention, Lisa M. Garrett

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

In response to students’ poor algebra achievement, Midtown High School, a pseudonym, implemented a school-wide math intervention and enrichment program during the 2014-2015 school year. The purpose of this mixed-methods study was to assess the influence of the intervention on Algebra I and Algebra II end-of-course (EOC) exam achievement scores as well as explore math teachers’ perspectives of the intervention program. The theoretical foundation was constructivism. A consensus sample using archival data from all 419 high school students taking Algebra before the intervention 2013-2014 and after the intervention 2014-2015 and 2015-2016 were used with teacher interviews for triangulation. ANOVA results …


Development And Validation Of A Tool For Measuring The Professional Identity Of Nursing Students: The Q-Ipei / Le Développement Et La Validation D’Un Instrument De Mesure De L’Identité Professionnelle Chez Les Étudiantes Infirmières : Le Q-Ipei, Eric Tchouaket, Dominique Houle, Dominique Therrien, Catherine Larouche, Annie Denoncourt, Pascale Reny Oct 2019

Development And Validation Of A Tool For Measuring The Professional Identity Of Nursing Students: The Q-Ipei / Le Développement Et La Validation D’Un Instrument De Mesure De L’Identité Professionnelle Chez Les Étudiantes Infirmières : Le Q-Ipei, Eric Tchouaket, Dominique Houle, Dominique Therrien, Catherine Larouche, Annie Denoncourt, Pascale Reny

Quality Advancement in Nursing Education - Avancées en formation infirmière

Background: The various pressures on nurses in their practice environment, given the complexity of care, have exposed the confusion around the role definition and level of professional identity (PI) of future nurses. To support them in their practice, it is important throughout their education to know their commitment, representations, and sense of identity with respect to their future profession. To our knowledge, there is no measurement tool in the literature that can be used to measure the PI of nursing students throughout their education, given its complex multidimensional nature.

Objective: Based on a framework that takes into account …


The Impact Of Pbl As A Stem School Reform Model, Michael R. L. Odell, Teresa J. Kennedy, Eric Stocks Aug 2019

The Impact Of Pbl As A Stem School Reform Model, Michael R. L. Odell, Teresa J. Kennedy, Eric Stocks

Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-Based Learning

Project/problem-based learning (PBL) can provide an effective model for school reform when implemented with fidelity. In the report, Rising Above the Gathering Storm, it was recommended that if the U.S. is to remain competitive in the 21st-century economy, there must be a serious effort to “enlarge the pipeline of students who are prepared to enter college and graduate with a degree in STEM” (National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, & Institute of Medicine, 2007, p. 6). The report included the recommendation that states develop statewide specialty STEM high schools (National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, …


The Impact Of Pbl As A Stem School Reform Model, Michael R.L. Odell, Teresa J. Kennedy, Eric Stocks Aug 2019

The Impact Of Pbl As A Stem School Reform Model, Michael R.L. Odell, Teresa J. Kennedy, Eric Stocks

Education Faculty Publications and Presentations

Project/problem-based learning (PBL) can provide an effective model for school reform when implemented with fidelity. In the report, Rising Above the Gathering Storm, it was recommended that if the U.S. is to remain competitive in the 21st-century economy, there must be a serious effort to "enlarge the pipeline of students who are prepared to enter college and graduate with a degree in STEM" (National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, & Institute of Medicine, 2007, p. 6). The report included the recommendation that states develop statewide specialty STEM high schools (National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, & …


Perceptions Of High School Principals Of The Role Of Multi-Tiered Systems Of Support-- Formally Rti-- In Bringing About Social Justice And Equity For Black Boys, La Wanna Marie Wells Jan 2019

Perceptions Of High School Principals Of The Role Of Multi-Tiered Systems Of Support-- Formally Rti-- In Bringing About Social Justice And Equity For Black Boys, La Wanna Marie Wells

Dissertations

Historically, Black males are disproportionately represented as the least likely to graduate at every level of education and the demographic most likely placed in Special Education courses, incarcerated, as victims of homicide and who live in poverty. The United States of America implemented a voluntary program, Multi-tiered Systems of Support for educators to "intervene" with proactive measures that target groups that systemically fail: students of color, English learners, students with disabilities and the poor. The purpose of this research is to observe the perceptions of school principals who have implemented Multi-tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) as an education program for …


Did We Get It Right? A Study Of Process Fidelity In The Response To Intervention Program, Lashanda Wardlow Foust Jan 2018

Did We Get It Right? A Study Of Process Fidelity In The Response To Intervention Program, Lashanda Wardlow Foust

Education Dissertations and Projects

For valid disability determination to occur, a diagnostic team needs to be able to determine that a student has received appropriate instruction in the general education classroom” (Johnson, Mellard, Fuchs, & McKnight, 2006, p. 4.2).

The purpose of the study was to determine whether a middle school Response to Intervention (RTI) program is being implemented with fidelity. The researcher used the RTI Essential Components Worksheet and the RTI Fidelity of Implementation Rubric as the evaluation tools.

The research focused on how effectively the RTI process was implemented at the focus middle school. A qualitative method design was used in the …


Fidelity Of Implementation Of An Urban Elementary Montessori Kindergarten Program, Damesia Denise Starling Jan 2018

Fidelity Of Implementation Of An Urban Elementary Montessori Kindergarten Program, Damesia Denise Starling

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

In a Texas school district, administrators did not monitor the fidelity of implementation (FOI) of the Montessori kindergarten program implemented in 2005, which left administrators without empirical data regarding program implementation. The purpose of this qualitative evaluative case study was to explore teachers' and administrators' perceptions and implementation of the Montessori program. Using the implementation of science framework, which involves examining FOI by monitoring interventions, implementation methods, enabling contexts, and intended outcomes, data were collected through interviews, nonparticipatory observations, and a review of archived Montessori documents. A convenience sample of 10 Montessori teachers, who met criteria of over 5 years …


Teacher And Administrator Perceptions On The Fidelity Of Implementing The Response To Intervention Framework, Denisha Brown Jan 2018

Teacher And Administrator Perceptions On The Fidelity Of Implementing The Response To Intervention Framework, Denisha Brown

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

There is a problem with fidelity of implementation (FOI) of the Response to Intervention (RTI) framework in an elementary school in the southeastern United States. Both teachers and administrators have observed inconsistent implementation of RTI and teachers' reported lack of motivation to implement RTI as designed. The purpose of this qualitative case study was to gather teacher and administrator perceptions of the FOI of RTI model using interviews, surveys, and review of archived documents. The implementation of science framework formed the conceptual foundation of this qualitative project study. The research question focused on the FOI of the RTI model as …


A Qualitative Study Of The Fidelity Of Implementation Of An Evidence-Based Healthy Relationships Program, Deborah G. Chiodo Mar 2017

A Qualitative Study Of The Fidelity Of Implementation Of An Evidence-Based Healthy Relationships Program, Deborah G. Chiodo

Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

This case study examined the factors that are important to successful implementation of a violence prevention program, The Fourth R Program, in one school district in a large, urban city in Alberta, Canada. Teachers, school administrators, and a school district program coordinator participated in a structured interview. Students in Fourth R classes participated in a focus group. The interview focused on potential facilitators and barriers to implementation and perspectives on fidelity and adaptation of the Fourth R program in the classroom. The focus group focused on students’ experience, responsiveness and self-reported knowledge of program content. Teachers completed a survey at …


Professional Development As A Means To Increase Teacher Fidelity And Improve Teacher And Student Outcomes, Shari Lynn Booth Mar 2017

Professional Development As A Means To Increase Teacher Fidelity And Improve Teacher And Student Outcomes, Shari Lynn Booth

Electronic Theses, Projects, and Dissertations

This study was conducted to examine professional development techniques for training special education teachers to implement discrete trial training with in the classroom environment. The purpose of this study was to determine if professional development regarding discrete trail training increases the fidelity with which teachers implement discrete trail training when providing instruction to students with autism spectrum disorder. Specifically, the study noted if professional development that included coaching in the classroom increased the fidelity with which teachers were able to implement discrete trail training. Further, this study examined the correlation between an improvement in the fidelity with which teachers implemented …


Perceptions Of Fidelity And Adaptation In Evidence-Informed Interventions By Women Of Color Sexuality Health Educators, Sara C. Flowers Sep 2016

Perceptions Of Fidelity And Adaptation In Evidence-Informed Interventions By Women Of Color Sexuality Health Educators, Sara C. Flowers

Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

Sexuality health educators (SHEs) adapt interventions to the participants’ needs in the dissemination and implementation of comprehensive sexuality education (CSE) programming. However, there is a lack of understanding of how, why and when SHEs make such adaptations. Success or failure of the transfer of prevention technology to practitioners occurs by determining community capacities and preparedness to adopt/adapt high-impact interventions to effectively manage implementation. Experts argue for evidence-informed interventions (EII), as opposed to evidence-based interventions (EBI), as the best way to incorporate research in applied settings. EBIs are solely guided by recommendations from current evidence, whereas EIIs recognize and incorporate the …


Response To Intervention: A Program Evaluation Of Implementation In A Rural School District, Angela Garrison Rodgers Jul 2016

Response To Intervention: A Program Evaluation Of Implementation In A Rural School District, Angela Garrison Rodgers

Education Dissertations and Projects

The acquisition of reading skills is a key component to a student’s academic progress and success in life. Effectively implemented early intervention programs have been shown to improve reading performance of struggling readers. The purpose of this study was to conduct a CIPP program evaluation of the implementation of a Response to Intervention (RTI) Program in a rural school district. The focus of this study was an RTI program in its second year of full implementation in kindergarten and first grade in 15 elementary schools. This mixed-method study utilized data gathered from reading achievement and special education referral data, district-level …