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Moore, Stephanie A.; Mayworm, Ashley M.; Stein, Rachel; Sharkey, Jill D.; Dowdy, Erin – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2019
Despite innovations in the screening and early identification of students who may benefit from school mental health services, many schools struggle to link screening to intervention decisions, particularly at the Tier 2 level. Universal complete mental health screening, which measures strengths along with risk factors, is a strength-based approach…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Screening Tests, Early Intervention, Decision Making
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Stratton, Kasee K.; Gadke, Daniel L.; Morton, Reeva C. – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2019
The authors investigated the implementation of the Good Behavior Game (GBG) on disruptive behaviors of high school special education students. Additionally, the study compared the effect of student-selected rewards versus teacher-selected rewards. A multielement withdrawal (A/[B + C]/A/[B + C]) design was used in the classroom to monitor behavior…
Descriptors: High School Students, Special Education, Student Behavior, Rewards
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Griffin, Charity Brown – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2018
In addition to experiencing race as a unique social milieu within school, gender may also provide an important context for African American students. The authors explored gender differences in associations between African American youths' perceptions of racial fairness and school engagement (behavioral, emotional, and cognitive). One hundred…
Descriptors: Race, Racial Differences, African American Students, Youth
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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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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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Dowdy, Erin; Dever, Bridget V.; Raines, Tara C.; Moffa, Kathryn – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2016
Mental health screening in schools is a progressive practice to identify students for prevention and intervention services. Multiple gating procedures, in which students are provided more intensive assessments following initial identification of risk, are aligned with prevention science and poised to enhance multi-tiered systems of support. Yet,…
Descriptors: Screening Tests, Mental Health, At Risk Students, High School Students
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Boccio, Dana E. – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2015
Suicide remains the third leading cause of death among young people in the United States. Considering that youth who contemplate suicide generally exhibit warning signs before engaging in lethal self-harm, school-based mental health professionals can play a vital role in identifying students who are at risk for suicidal behavior. Nevertheless, the…
Descriptors: Suicide, At Risk Persons, Risk Assessment, Youth
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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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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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Nickerson, Amanda B.; Singleton, Demian; Schnurr, Britton; Collen, Mary Helen – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2014
From a social-ecological perspective, bullying exists within the larger context of school climate. In this study, 2,240 middle and high school students participated in a districtwide effort to assess the prevalence and effects of bullying and cyberbullying, as well as perceptions of school climate. Students reported positive school climate…
Descriptors: Bullying, Educational Environment, Middle School Students, High School Students
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Lane, Kathleen Lynne; Oakes, Wendy Peia; Menzies, Holly Mariah; Oyer, Juli; Jenkins, Abbie – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2013
This article addressed 3 objectives for assisting the research and teaching communities in developing 3-tiered models of prevention at the high school level. The authors first established the benefit of using systematic behavior screening tools within the context of 3-tiered models to identify and support high school students with academic and…
Descriptors: Prevention, Behavior Problems, High School Students, High Schools
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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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Schanding, G. Thomas, Jr.; Sterling-Turner, Heather E. – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2010
This study examined the effect of one interdependent group contingency intervention, the mystery motivator, as it affected three students identified as exhibiting problem behaviors, as well as the effects on nonidentified students in a ninth-grade high school biology class. An A/B/A/B single-case design was used to evaluate the effects of the…
Descriptors: High School Students, Student Motivation, Biology, Science Instruction
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Johnson, Valerie L.; Holt, Laura J.; Bry, Brenna H.; Powell, Sharon R. – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2008
The current study is a formative evaluation of an integrated, school-based program for urban minority youth transitioning into high school. The design of this pilot project was quasi-experimental in nature, with one freshman physical education class assigned to receive the intervention and one to receive no program or "treatment as usual." The…
Descriptors: High School Students, Physical Education, Pilot Projects, Formative Evaluation
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Shriberg, David – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2007
High-stakes testing has emerged as a central feature of the educational landscape in primary and secondary schools in the United States. Despite this prominence, there is a paucity of guidance available to practitioners on how they can best make predictions about student performance based on available test data. While achievement gaps based on…
Descriptors: High Stakes Tests, Prediction, Performance, Access to Education
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