Date of Award

Summer 2011

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Educational Specialist (EdS)

Department

Department of Graduate Psychology

Abstract

The following study will report the findings from a survey and focus group conducted with teachers. The research findings will reflect the teachers' experiences using the Devereux Student Strengths Assessment, a social-emotional universal screener and progress-monitoring tool, within an RtI framework. The domain areas of perceived effectiveness, perceived need, motivation to implement, willingness to try the intervention, perceptions of the role compatibility, perception of relative advantage, skill proficiency, self-efficacy, buy-in, shared vision, and perceptions of intervention recipient influencing teachers' perceptions of the tool and implementation of the service model will be discussed. The information gathered in this study can assist future systems when considering implementation of a Social-Emotional RtI Model.

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