Department of Special Education and Communication Disorders


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Fluke, S., O’Connor, A., Hoff, N., & Peterson, R. L. (2014, September). Academic Supports and Tutoring, Strategy Brief.Lincoln, NE: Student Engagement Project, University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the Nebraska Department of Education.


© 2014 Reece L. Peterson, Barkley Center, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln.

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Students who fail eighth-grade math or English are 75% more likely to drop out of high school than peers. With increasing academic standards and accountability movements, there is a clear need to develop and provide students with extra help and support in order to succeed in school.This paper discusses the need for programs to provide supplementary supports for academics for students in school.