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At-Risk Students

Created for Educating Exceptional Learners, Houghton College

Katie Szwejbka

on 2 February 2013

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Transcript of At-Risk Students

-Single Parent Household
-Mental Illness
-Parents' Level of Education
-LGBT Students
-Minority Status
-Students w/ Limited English Proficiency
-Student w/ Adult Responsibilities
-Foster Children
-Nontraditional Families

Finding A Cause What Can Be Done? Common Behaviors of At-Risk Students At Risk Students Can Be Successful! Start What Does At-Risk Mean? At-Risk Students are not likely to qualify for special education services under IDEA.

However, prereferral intervention is a good option for teachers and students alike.

"Meant to deal with issues prior to a formal referral to special education." Can be very successful! Elementary School Pupil Adjustment Scale (ESPAS) for grades K-3
There are many socioeconomic and demographic factors for a student being At-Risk. In many cases, more than one of these factors affects a student's life. Factors -Antisocial behavior
-Low self-esteem
-Drug or alcohol involvement
-Lack of physical care for self
-Lack of motivation

The Legal Options for At-Risk Students The term can be ambiguous. Some experts debate such a term doesn’t actually mean anything. National At-Risk Education Network (NAREN) At-risk of dropping out of school At-risk of not succeeding in life due to being raised in unfavorable circumstance -Low/failing grades and test scores
-Lack of reading/writing comprehension
-“I don’t care” attitude
-Not turning in work
-Lack of effort
-Skipping classes
-Sitting alone/Lack of social involvement
-Signs of depression
-Lack of extracurricular involvement
-Lack of attention and interest
-Disciplinary problems
Dropout Alert Scale (DAS) for grades 4-12 Student Sensitivity Index for grades 7-12 DON'T PUT STUDENTS IN A BOX
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