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Haas, Lindsay B.; Stickney, Eric M.; Ysseldyke, James E. – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2016
The authors examined the extent to which classroom teachers in naturalistic settings used a Goal-Setting Tool to set instructional goals for struggling students, the kinds of goals they set, their progress monitoring practices with and without goals, and the extent to which students gain more when a goal-setting tool is used. The goal-setting tool…
Descriptors: At Risk Students, Learning Disabilities, Student Educational Objectives, Goal Orientation
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Schatz, Rochelle B.; Peterson, Rachel K.; Bellini, Scott – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2016
In the present study, the researchers implemented a video self-modeling intervention for increasing on-task classroom behavior for three elementary school students diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder. The researchers observed the students' on-task engagement three times a week during their respective math classes. A multiple baseline design…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Intervention, Time on Task, Student Behavior
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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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Eklund, Katie; Rossen, Eric; Charvat, Jeff; Meyer, Lauren; Tanner, Nick – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2016
The National Association of School Psychologists' Model for Comprehensive and Integrated School Psychological Services (2010a), often referred to as the National Association of School Psychologists' Practice Model, describes the comprehensive range of professional skills and competencies available from school psychologists across 10 domains. The…
Descriptors: School Psychologists, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Factor Structure, Professional Associations
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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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Kilgus, Stephen P.; Fallon, Lindsay M.; Feinberg, Adam B. – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2016
Prior research has suggested Check-In/Check-Out (CICO) effectiveness is linked to the function of problem behavior. Though effective for students whose misbehavior occurs to gain attention, findings are equivocal for behavior that occurs to escape academic tasks. The purpose of this study was to therefore evaluate a modification to CICO, wherein…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Student Behavior, Elementary School Students, Intervention
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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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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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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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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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Pasqua, Jamie L.; Dart, Evan H.; Radley, Keith C. – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2016
This study investigated the effectiveness of Flushing Away Noise, an interdependent group contingency using an iPod equipped with a decibel meter application, for reducing noise in restrooms. Two Head Start classrooms in the Southeastern United States, referred for demonstrating high levels of student noise in the restroom, were included in the…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Handheld Devices, Acoustics, Contingency Management
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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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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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