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Lambert, Matthew C.; Garcia, Allen G.; Epstein, Michael H.; Cullinan, Douglas – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2018
The present study examined the psychometric properties of a universal screening instrument called the Emotional and Behavioral Screener (EBS), which is designed to identify students exhibiting emotional and behavioral problems. The primary purposes of this study were to assess the measurement invariance of EBS items between Caucasian and…
Descriptors: Test Bias, White Students, African American Students, Elementary School Students
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Begeny, John C.; Levy, Rebecca A.; Field, Stacey A. – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2018
Reading fluency is necessary for reading comprehension, but approximately 40% of U.S. fourth-grade students have inadequate reading fluency skills. Because small-group (SG) instruction is often used as a first line of intervention for struggling readers, SG instruction targeting deficiencies in text reading fluency ought to be part of every…
Descriptors: Small Group Instruction, Reading Improvement, Reading Fluency, Reading Skills
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Aiello, Rachel; Ruble, Lisa; Esler, Amy – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2017
This study aimed to better understand predictors of evidence-based assessment practices for autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Nationwide, 402 school psychologists were surveyed for their knowledge of and training and experience with ASD on assessment practices, including reported areas of training needs. The majority of school psychologists reported…
Descriptors: School Psychologists, National Surveys, Evidence Based Practice, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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Tusing, Mary E.; Breikjern, Nicholle A. – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2017
Educators increasingly need to evaluate schoolwide reform efforts; however, complex program evaluations often are not feasible in schools. Through a case example, we provide a heuristic for program evaluation that is easily replicated in schools. Criterion-referenced interpretations of schoolwide screening data were used to evaluate outcomes…
Descriptors: Curriculum Based Assessment, Program Evaluation, School Psychologists, Heuristics
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Devcich, Daniel A.; Rix, Grant; Bernay, Ross; Graham, Esther – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2017
This pilot study aimed to test the well-being effects of a locally developed mindfulness-based program tailored for New Zealand elementary school children in comparison with an active control condition. It was hypothesized that significantly greater well-being change scores would be observed for the mindfulness group. Students (n = 106) between 9…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Program Effectiveness, Well Being, Pilot Projects
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Castillo, Jose M.; March, Amanda L.; Tan, Sim Yin; Stockslager, Kevin M.; Brundage, Amber – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2016
Questions remain regarding whether professional development focused on response to intervention can be implemented effectively on a large scale. One important goal of professional development involves educators' beliefs regarding foundational response-to-intervention concepts (e.g., data-based decision making, importance of effective instruction).…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Teacher Attitudes, Beliefs, Response to Intervention
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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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Frisby, Craig – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2016
Spelling words can be scored using a wide variety of scoring methods that vary in prerequisite phonological knowledge required by the scorer, as well as the complexity of scoring rules used in assigning scores. Two of the simpler spelling word scoring methods (i.e., Words Spelled Correctly and Correct Letter Sequence) typically used by most…
Descriptors: Spelling, Scoring, Comparative Analysis, Grade 3
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Hartman, Kelsey; Gresham, Frank – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2016
Disruptive behavior in the classroom negatively affects all students' academic engagement, achievement, and behavior. Group contingencies have been proven effective in reducing disruptive behavior as part of behavior interventions in the classroom. The Good Behavior Game is a Tier 1 classwide intervention that utilizes an interdependent group…
Descriptors: Student Behavior, Behavior Problems, Intervention, Behavior Modification
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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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Oakes, Wendy Peia; Lane, Kathleen Lynne; Ennis, Robin Parks – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2016
This descriptive study reports data from one elementary school whose leadership team explored and installed systematic behavior screening as part of their tiered model of prevention. The authors compared student performance on two school-selected screening tools: the Student Risk Screening Scale for Internalizing and Externalizing (SRSS-IE) and…
Descriptors: Screening Tests, Elementary School Students, Student Behavior, Risk
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Poncy, Brian C.; Jaspers, Kathryn E.; Hansmann, Paul R.; Bui, Levita; Matthew, William B. – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2015
An alternating treatments design with a control condition was used to evaluate and compare the effects of two taped-problem interventions on addition fact fluency. Both taped-problem interventions were identical with the exception of the time delay between the auditory cue of the problem and the answer. One condition used a 2-s delay and the other…
Descriptors: Control Groups, Experimental Groups, Intervention, Concept Formation
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Steiner, Naomi J.; Sheldrick, R. Chris; Frenette, Elizabeth C.; Rene, Kirsten M.; Perrin, Ellen C. – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2014
Few studies examine the classroom behavior of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in comparison with classroom peers and which teaching formats best support classroom engagement. Observations (N = 312) of second- and fourth-grade students with ADHD and their randomly selected classroom peers were conducted using a…
Descriptors: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Comparative Analysis, Grade 2, Grade 4
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Frank, Jennifer L.; Bose, Bidyut; Schrobenhauser-Clonan, Alex – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2014
This study aimed to assess the effectiveness of a universal yoga-based social-emotional wellness promotion program, Transformative Life Skills, on indicators of adolescent emotional distress, prosocial behavior, and attitudes toward violence in a high-risk sample. Participants included 49 students attending an alternative education school in an…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Social Development, Emotional Development, Emotional Response
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Joseph, Laurice; Eveleigh, Elisha; Konrad, Moira; Neef, Nancy; Volpe, Robert – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2012
The purpose of this study was to extend prior flashcard drill and practice research by holding instructional time constant and allowing learning trials to vary. Specifically, the authors aimed to determine whether an incremental rehearsal method or a traditional drill and practice method was most efficient in helping 5 first-grade children read,…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, School Psychologists, Sentences, Comparative Analysis
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