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Humphries, Marisha L.; Williams, Brittney V.; May, Tanginia – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2018
The promotion of social-emotional competence and implementation of social-emotional learning programs have increased substantially in schools; however, little is known about teachers' perceptions of such programs. This qualitative study explored early childhood (3 to 8¬†years old) teachers' perceptions of classroom-based social-emotional learning…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Early Childhood Education, Teacher Attitudes, Social Development
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Weis, Robert; Osborne, Karen J.; Dean, Emily L. – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2015
The Good Behavior Game (GBG) is a universal prevention program designed to increase academic engagement and to decrease disruptive behavior in elementary school-age children. Teachers and other school personnel use interdependent group contingencies to improve students' behavior in the classroom. Previous research indicates the GBG is efficacious…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Behavior Problems, Student Behavior, Contingency Management
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Witmer, Sara E.; Duke, Nell K.; Billman, Alison K.; Betts, Joseph – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2014
Although assessment of student progress in word reading skills is common, students' knowledge and skills for comprehending informational text are rarely assessed. Despite research indicating the need for instruction in this area and a growing national understanding of its importance that is reflected in the Common Core State Standards, few…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Reading Comprehension, Reading Skills, Student Improvement
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Walcott, Christy M.; Marett, Katherine; Hessel, Amanda B. – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2014
Children who are significantly inattentive and poor early readers require intervention, and traditional tutoring approaches may not be effective with this group. Using a single-subject, multiple-baseline-across-participants design, Study 1 examines whether a computer-assisted reading intervention increases performance for three first-grade…
Descriptors: Reading Difficulties, Intervention, Reading Improvement, Computer Assisted Instruction
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MacDonald, Heidi H.; Sullivan, Amanda L.; Watkins, Marley W. – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2013
The present study used multiple regression to determine the predictive value of Kindergarten phonemic awareness, rapid serial naming, letter knowledge, and cognitive ability for predicting first-grade word reading and fluency. Participants were 131 first-grade students from a mid-Atlantic school system. A combination of predictor variables was…
Descriptors: Screening Tests, Reading Achievement, Prereading Experience, Cognitive Ability
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Poncy, Brian C.; Skinner, Christopher H. – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2011
The authors used a multiple-probe, across-tasks design to evaluate the effects of a classwide, multicomponent intervention on first-grade students' addition-fact fluency. Intervention components included "cover, copy, and compare," a 2-min math sprint, and a weekly group reward. Results showed that classwide digits correct per minute averages…
Descriptors: Grade 1, Elementary School Students, Mathematics Skills, Task Analysis
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Quirk, Matthew; Furlong, Michael; Lilles, Elena; Felix, Erika; Chin, Jenna – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2011
The low achievement of students from non-English-speaking households living in low socioeconomic contexts is associated with academic skill gaps evident at kindergarten entry. Yet, few cost-effective, valid instruments are available to assess these students' school readiness. To examine this topic, this longitudinal study followed 1,069 primarily…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, School Readiness, Hispanic American Students, Reading Skills
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Napoli, Maria; Krech, Paul Rock; Holley, Lynn C. – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2005
Mindfulness is the cognitive propensity to be aware of what is happening in the moment without judgment or attachment to any particular outcome. This concept flies in the face of modern, Western philosophical outcomes-based thinking about events and activities. This article presents results of a formative evaluation of whether participation in a…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Formative Evaluation, Grade 3, Attention Deficit Disorders