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Title:Student grouping for academic intervention review and proposal
Author(s):Meyer, Kristen
Director of Research:Kalantzis, Mary
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Cope, William; Kalantzis, Mary
Doctoral Committee Member(s):Montebello, Matthew; Pak, Yoon
Department / Program:Educ Policy, Orgzn & Leadrshp
Discipline:Educ Policy, Orgzn & Leadrshp
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Student Grouping
Abstract:Since the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA) of 2004, students are grouped in a variety of ways based on the least restrictive environment (LRE). The LRE is determined by the best setting for learning influenced by the zone of proximal development (ZPD). Student grouping for appropriate setting occurs within the classroom and for class placement within a school. Within-class grouping considers all students as public education classrooms promote inclusive practices in accordance with the Individuals with Disabilities Act, 2004. Meaning, students from the first to the 99th percentile can all be in the same general education classroom. Schools and teachers are tasked with accommodating curriculum and instruction to meet the variety of needs of students within one classroom. MTSS or Multi-Tiered System of Supports helps teachers to determine what student needs are and what interventions should occur to support student learning. Grouping practices vary based on the capacity of the school setting. This thesis seeks to 1) Identify and explain current academic interventions and student grouping practices for these interventions. 2) Provide a conceptualized theory of student grouping practices for academic intervention based on the gaps in the literature. 3) An elucidation of policies and theories through the lens of the researcher’s reflective practice; concluding with a proposal for a randomized control trial to test the proposed conceptualized theory of student grouping.
Issue Date:2020-12-02
Rights Information:Copyright 2020 Kristen Meyer
Date Available in IDEALS:2021-03-05
Date Deposited:2020-12

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