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Twyford, Jennifer M.; Buckley, Lara; Moffa, Kathryn; Dowdy, Erin – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2019
The Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ) self-report form is a brief 25-item measure that assesses the psychological adjustment of youth. Although widely utilized as a screening tool, a lack of consistent psychometric evidence undermines the SDQ's utility as a sound diagnostic tool for all youth. This study focused on examining the…
Descriptors: Factor Structure, Hispanic American Students, Behavior Problems, Child Behavior
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Powers, Kristin; Shin, Seon-Hi; Hagans, Kristi S.; Cordova, Monica – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2015
Student engagement is associated with many positive outcomes, including academic achievement, school persistence, and social-emotional well-being. The present study examined whether the Freedom Writers Institute, a professional development program designed to improve teachers' skills in creating personalized learning environments, can increase…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Faculty Development, Teacher Improvement, Program Effectiveness
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Quirk, Matthew; Mayworm, Ashley; Furlong, Michael J.; Grimm, Ryan; Rebelez, Jennica – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2015
This study examined the dimensionality and measurement invariance of the Kindergarten Student Entrance Profile (KSEP), a brief screening tool designed for use as a universal school readiness assessment. Teachers rated the readiness of 10,031 children during the first month of kindergarten in four ethnically diverse, medium-sized school districts…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Screening Tests, School Readiness, Factor Analysis
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Han, Jeanie Nam; Vanderwood, Michael L.; Lee, Catherine Y. – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2015
This study examined the predictive validity of early literacy measures with first-grade Korean English language learners (ELLs) in the United States at varying levels of English proficiency. Participants were screened using Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills (DIBELS) Phoneme Segmentation Fluency (PSF), DIBELS Nonsense Word Fluency…
Descriptors: Predictive Validity, Grade 1, Elementary School Students, Korean Americans
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Rebelez, Jennica L.; Furlong, Michael J. – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2013
The California School Climate and Safety Survey-Short Form (CSCSS-SF) was developed as a streamlined version (54 items) of the original CSCSS (102 items) for school safety teams to gather information regarding student perceptions of campus climate, safety, and experience of victimization. Using a longitudinal dataset, this study implemented…
Descriptors: Psychometrics, School Surveys, Educational Environment, School Safety