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The intervention and referral process

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The intervention and referral process
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purpose, uses, and implications
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Rich
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Alexis A.
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1985-
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Alexis A. Rich
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Matthew
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Matthew Mayer
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internal member
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Mangual Figueroa
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Ariana
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Ariana Mangual Figueroa
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Rutgers University
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Graduate School of Education
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This study will examine the Intervention and Referral process (I&RS) in Gardenia School District. This district has been cited by the State of New Jersey Department of Education for overrepresentation of minority students in special education. Overrepresentation of minority students in special education is problematic because it implies students may be inappropriately placed in special education and/or denied access to general education placements. Thus, this study discusses the disproportionate representation of minority students placed into special education programs, with a specific focus on English Language Learners (ELLs), while exploring school practices that may improve the quality of education for both ELLs and non-ELLs. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the teacher and administrator perceptions of the I&RS process in terms of procedures in meeting the needs of all students and determining correct placements of students in general education or special education settings. Additionally, this study aims to determine areas for improvement in terms of essential components of the I&RS process such as multi-disciplinary teams, teacher training, instructional interventions and assessment for ELLs, and follow-up. This study employs a qualitative case study approach with mixed methods data analyses to provide a comprehensive analysis of the I&RS process at the elementary school level in this District. Data collection included a survey distributed to the four elementary schools in Gardenia School District, interviews with ten key participants in the I&RS process, and document review based on public documents pertaining to demographic data. Findings of this study suggest that Gardenia School District has been adjusting the I&RS process to help meet the needs of students who are struggling in general education and to determine appropriate special education referrals. However, there are still areas for improvement for essential components of the I&RS process. Gardenia School District could further improve I&RS the process by enhancing multi-disciplinary teams, teacher preparation and training with language-based interventions, varied instructional interventions and assessment for ELLs, and providing both short and long-term follow-up throughout the I&RS process. An advanced process could better service students in general education and provide meaningful data to determine appropriate educational placements.
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Education
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Special Education
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Children with disabilities--Education
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Disability evaluation
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Elementary school teaching
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1 online resource (ix, 232 p. : ill.)
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Ed.D.
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Includes bibliographical references
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by Alexis A. Rich
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2014-12-20 22:52:46
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I hereby grant to the Rutgers University Libraries and to my school the non-exclusive right to archive, reproduce and distribute my thesis or dissertation, in whole or in part, and/or my abstract, in whole or in part, in and from an electronic format, subject to the release date subsequently stipulated in this submittal form and approved by my school. I represent and stipulate that the thesis or dissertation and its abstract are my original work, that they do not infringe or violate any rights of others, and that I make these grants as the sole owner of the rights to my thesis or dissertation and its abstract. I represent that I have obtained written permissions, when necessary, from the owner(s) of each third party copyrighted matter to be included in my thesis or dissertation and will supply copies of such upon request by my school. I acknowledge that RU ETD and my school will not distribute my thesis or dissertation or its abstract if, in their reasonable judgment, they believe all such rights have not been secured. I acknowledge that I retain ownership rights to the copyright of my work. I also retain the right to use all or part of this thesis or dissertation in future works, such as articles or books.
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