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Lacey, Anna; Cornell, Dewey – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2013
Hierarchical regression analyses conducted at the school level found that the perceived prevalence of teasing and bullying was predictive of schoolwide passing rates on state-mandated achievement testing used to meet No Child Left Behind requirements. These findings could not be attributed to the proportion of minority students in the school,…
Descriptors: Bullying, Academic Achievement, Achievement Tests, Predictive Validity
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Vance, Michael J.; Gresham, Frank M.; Dart, Evan H. – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2012
This manuscript describes a research project designed to examine the relative effectiveness of a two non-function-based interventions (differential reinforcement of other behavior and self- monitoring) for decreasing problem behavior in a general education classroom for three students whose problem behaviors were hypothesized to be functionally…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, General Education, Reinforcement, Intervention
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Stephens, Kristen R. – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2011
Federal and state response to the educational needs of gifted students has been intermittent and permissive. The lack of cohesive and comprehensive policies pertaining to identification and programming for these students has created a disparity in services within and across states. Broader education policies, such as those resulting from No Child…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Student Needs, Federal Government, State Government
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Codding, Robin S.; Baglici, Stephanie; Gottesman, Dana; Johnson, Mitchelle; Kert, Allison Schaffer; Lebeouf, Patricia – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2009
Although brief experimental analysis (BEA) procedures have been effective for aiding instructional decision making in the area of reading, there is a paucity of research extending this technology to mathematics. This study extends the literature on mathematics BEA by using an abridged data series that compares skill- and performance-based…
Descriptors: Intervention, Generalization, Grade 3, Instructional Effectiveness
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Roach, Andrew T.; Frank, Jennifer – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2007
This article examines the ways in which NCLB and the movement towards large-scale assessment systems are based on Weber's concept of formal rationality and tradition of scientific management. Building on these ideas, the authors use Ritzer's McDonaldization thesis to examine some of the core features of large-scale assessment and accountability…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Psychologists, School Psychologists, Measures (Individuals)
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Elliott, Judy – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2007
The pressures and demands of educating students have never been greater. Providing effective instruction for all students may be the single greatest challenge facing educators today. This article examines the impact of No Child Left Behind and the Individuals with Disabilities Act on assessment, accountability and instruction for all students,…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Psychologists, School Psychologists, Attitudes toward Disabilities