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Norgate, Roger; Osborne, Cara; Warhurst, Amy – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2013
Longitudinal changes in pupils' academic self-perception (as measured by Myself-As-a-Learner Scale [MALS]) were investigated between Year 6 and Year 10. The possibility of there being gender and attainment differences was also explored. There was a significant drop in mean MALS scores between Years 6 and 7. There was a further drop between Years 7…
Descriptors: Self Concept Measures, Scores, Secondary School Students, Change
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Warhurst, Amy; Norgate, Roger – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2012
An analysis of the improvement in attainments of 109 students attending specialist-resourced provision for specific learning difficulties (SpLD) attached to mainstream secondary schools was conducted as they progressed through Key Stages 3 and 4. Steady progress was made in terms of reading accuracy, reading comprehension, spelling ability and…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Reading Difficulties, Learning Problems, Spelling
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Norgate, Roger – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2011
The article welcomes the publication of the Progression Guidance 2009-2010 as an important milestone in the government's attempt to provide data to schools on how well children with special educational needs (SEN) are progressing. The materials hold the potential to enable school improvement partners, inspectors and educational psychologists to…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Educational Needs, Special Education, Special Needs Students
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Norgate, Roger; Traill, Maria; Osborne, Cara – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2009
This study explores the profile of Common Assessment Framework (CAF) assessments and the perceptions of assessors during the early phase of its implementation. Whilst there was diversity in who completed CAFs, schools undertook the most. Headteachers and other school staff completing the assessment felt that the questions tended to be intrusive…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Evaluation Methods, Student Attitudes, Models
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Curtis, Cheryl; Norgate, Roger – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2007
Promoting Alternative Thinking Strategies (PATHS) is a curriculum designed to promote social and emotional thinking in primary aged pupils. Research in the US has indicated that where used there has been an increase in emotional understanding and a decrease in behavioural difficulties. This study relates to 287 children (114 from intervention…
Descriptors: Intervention, Empathy, Emotional Development, Teacher Attitudes