2019 Session II: Tanya R. Rutner

Alexis Little, Christopher Yaluma, Michael Leonard
little.515@osu.edu, yaluma.1@osu.edu, leonard.302@osu.edu
Educational Studies, Educational Policy
Karen Beard, Advisor

Estimating the Impact of Expulsions, Suspensions, and Arrests on Student Achievement: A Fixed Effects Approach

Zero-tolerance policies are known to have a negative impact on student performance. In this study, we intend to determine the proportion of variability in the percentage of students who achieved proficiency or advanced (school-level) on math and reading scores that can be explained by student arrests, out-of-school suspensions, and expulsions

Matthew Brock, Mary Barczak

brock.184@osu.edu, barczak.6@osu.edu
Educational Studies, Special Education 

Supporting Special Education Paraprofessionals to Implement Basic Evidence-Based Instructional Strategies with Students who have Severe Disabilities

Special education paraprofessionals often work with students with severe disabilities, but do not have training in basic instructional strategies. In this study, we found that video-based coaching enabled paraprofessionals to implement instructional strategies and promoted student progress on Individualized Education Program (IEP) goals.