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Spiel, Craig; Evans, Steven W.; Harrison, Judith R. – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2019
The purpose of this study was to determine if reading a standardized tests aloud is an effective accommodation to address impairment associated with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) as demonstrated by a differential boost to those with ADHD relative to same aged typically developing peers and if the size of the differential boost…
Descriptors: Standardized Tests, Reading Aloud to Others, Oral Reading, Academic Accommodations (Disabilities)
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McDaniel, Sara C.; Bruhn, Allison L. – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2019
The multitiered framework for preventing and addressing discipline and school climate, school-wide positive behavioral interventions and supports, is widely adopted across the United States with much of the focus on Tier 1, universal prevention supports. The following case example describes district-wide adoption of a systematic framework for Tier…
Descriptors: Identification, Intervention, Positive Behavior Supports, Rural Schools
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Nelson, Peter M.; Van Norman, Ethan R.; Parker, David C.; Cormier, Damien C. – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2019
Data from a large-scale math intervention program were used to evaluate the degree to which implementation fidelity (IF) and interventionist content knowledge were associated with student outcomes. Data were available for 33 interventionists serving 658 students in Grades 4-6 across one school year. A series of multilevel models were fit to the…
Descriptors: Intervention, Program Implementation, Fidelity, Pedagogical Content Knowledge
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Vess, Sarah F.; Begeny, John C.; Norwalk, Kate E.; Ankney, Robyn N. – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2018
This randomized study evaluated two evidence-based reading interventions with 121 middle school students who presented with reading fluency deficits. One intervention was teacher-directed and utilized numerous evidence-based strategies; the other intervention, the Helping Early Literacy with Practice Strategies for Small Groups Program, provided a…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Reading Fluency, Reading Instruction, Intervention
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Hart, Susan Crandall; DiPerna, James Clyde – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2017
This study aimed to examine whether having knowledge of student cognitive skill deficits changes teacher beliefs and responses in regard to classroom misbehavior. Teachers (N = 272) were randomly assigned to an experimental or control condition. Although teachers in both conditions read the same vignette describing a student's misbehavior, the…
Descriptors: Student Behavior, Behavior Problems, Cognitive Ability, Emotional Response
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Luiselli, James K.; Worthen, Douglas; Carbonell, Lauren; Queen, Alexander H. – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2017
The authors describe social validity assessment of mindfulness education and practices among high school students (N = 84) participating in a 10-week instructional program. The participants rated their satisfaction with and acceptance of several program components, content areas, and outcomes, as well as their engagement in specific mindfulness…
Descriptors: High School Students, Metacognition, Validity, Program Effectiveness
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Ford, Jeremy W.; Missall, Kristen N.; Hosp, John L.; Kuhle, Jennifer L. – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2016
Advances in maze selection curriculum-based measurement have led to several published tools with technical information for interpretation (e.g., norms, benchmarks, cut-scores, classification accuracy) that have increased their usefulness for universal screening. A range of scoring practices have emerged for evaluating student performance on maze…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Curriculum Based Assessment, Cloze Procedure, Multiple Choice Tests
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Nelson, Peter M.; Hall, Gordon; Christ, Theodore J. – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2016
The present study used data for 30 classes across 10 middle and high school teachers to evaluate the stability of class-level ratings on the Responsive Environmental Assessment for Classroom Teaching across time. Teachers collected data on 2 occasions and students' ratings (N = 806) were aggregated to the class-level. Classes were arranged into 2…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Rating Scales, Middle School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers
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McCurdy, Merilee; Clure, Lynne F.; Bleck, Amanda A.; Schmitz, Stephanie L. – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2016
Spelling is an important skill that is crucial to effective written communication. In this study, brief experimental analysis procedures were used to examine spelling instruction strategies (e.g., whole word correction; word study strategy; positive practice; and cover, copy, and compare) for four students. In addition, an extended analysis was…
Descriptors: Spelling, Grade 3, Grade 5, Elementary School Students
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Somers, Cheryl L.; Wang, Dan; Piliawsky, Monte – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2016
This quasi-experimental study examined the effectiveness of a combined tutoring and mentoring intervention for urban, low-income Black youth during the transition to high school. Participants were 118 ninth-grade students (experimental n = 69; comparison n = 49). After 7 months in the intervention program, students in the experimental group showed…
Descriptors: Quasiexperimental Design, Tutoring, Mentors, Intervention
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Gregus, Samantha J.; Craig, James T.; Rodriguez, Juventino Hernandez; Pastrana, Freddie A.; Cavell, Timothy A. – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2015
The authors describe two pilot studies examining the potential benefits of Lunch Buddy (LB) mentoring, a manualized approach to school-based mentoring. LB mentoring takes place during the school lunch period and is designed to promote positive changes in children's peer relationships. In both studies, changes in peer victimization were assessed…
Descriptors: Mentors, Peer Relationship, Bullying, Victims
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Angacian, Sevan; Bray, Melissa A.; Kehle, Thomas J.; Byer-Alcorace, Gabriel; Theodore, Lea A.; Cross, Karen; DeBiase, Emily – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2015
Divorce is an increasingly prevalent occurrence in society that has the potential to result in many adverse short- and long-term consequences for children and their parents. Social skills, such as those with peers, are one of the problems that may emerge for children of divorce. Despite this growing problem, there is a paucity of research…
Descriptors: Divorce, Intervention, School Counseling, Coping
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DeJager, Brett W.; Filter, Kevin J. – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2015
This study assessed the effectiveness of prevent-teach-reinforce (P-T-R), a functional behavioral assessment-based intervention for students with behavior problems, using an A-B-A-B design with follow-up. Participants included three students in kindergarten, fourth grade, and fifth grade in a rural Midwestern school district. P-T-R interventions…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Teaching Methods, Reinforcement, Behavior Modification
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Wang, Cixin; Swearer, Susan M.; Lembeck, Paige; Collins, Adam; Berry, Brandi – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2015
This study investigated the influence of student-teacher relationships and attitudes toward bullying on middle school students' bullying behaviors. Gender and grade differences were also examined. Data were collected from 435 middle school students. Results indicated that students' attitudes toward bullying mediated the relationship between…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Middle School Students, Bullying, Student Behavior
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Kettler, Ryan J.; Elliott, Stephen N.; DiPerna, James C.; Bolt, Daniel M.; Reiser, Deitra; Resurreccion, Leilani – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2014
Two studies were conducted with samples of middle and high school teachers and students to examine cross-informant agreement on the Academic Competence Evaluation Scales. Cross-informant agreement was examined using Pearson correlations and conditional probability indices. Results of Study 1 (N = 65) and Study 2 (N = 66) indicated that teacher and…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Student Attitudes, School Psychology, Correlation
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