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Castillo, Jose M.; Dedrick, Robert F.; Stockslager, Kevin M.; March, Amanda L.; Hines, Constance V.; Tan, Sim Yin – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2015
This article presents information on the development and initial validation of the 16-item Response to Intervention (RTI) Beliefs Scale. The scale is designed to measure the extent to which educators working in schools hold beliefs consistent with the tenets of RTI. The authors administered the instrument to 2,430 educators in 62 elementary…
Descriptors: Response to Intervention, Teacher Attitudes, Test Construction, Test Validity
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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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Floyd, Randy G.; Shands, Elizabeth I.; Alfonso, Vincent C.; Phillips, Jessica F.; Autry, Beth K.; Mosteller, Jessica A.; Skinner, Mary; Irby, Sarah – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2015
Adaptive behavior scales are vital in assessing children and adolescents who experience a range of disabling conditions in school settings. This article presents the results of an evaluation of the design characteristics, norming, scale characteristics, reliability and validity evidence, and bias identification studies supporting 14…
Descriptors: Behavior Rating Scales, Psychometrics, Daily Living Skills, Evaluation Criteria
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Zucchetti, Giulia; Candela, Filippo; Sacconi, Beatrice; Rabaglietti, Emanuela – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2015
This study examined the longitudinal relationship between friendship quality (positive and negative) and school achievement among 228 school-age children (51% girls, M = 8.09, SD = 0.41). A three-wave cross-lagged analysis was used to determine the direction of influence between these domains across school years. Findings revealed that: (a) school…
Descriptors: Friendship, Attachment Behavior, Academic Achievement, Longitudinal Studies
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Angacian, Sevan; Bray, Melissa A.; Kehle, Thomas J.; Byer-Alcorace, Gabriel; Theodore, Lea A.; Cross, Karen; DeBiase, Emily – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2015
Divorce is an increasingly prevalent occurrence in society that has the potential to result in many adverse short- and long-term consequences for children and their parents. Social skills, such as those with peers, are one of the problems that may emerge for children of divorce. Despite this growing problem, there is a paucity of research…
Descriptors: Divorce, Intervention, School Counseling, Coping
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Walick, Christopher M.; Sullivan, Amanda L. – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2015
Somali immigrants and refugees have entered the United States with increasing frequency due to civil war-induced violence and instability in their native country. The resultant increase of Somali students is of particular relevance to educators and school psychologists because Somali youth possess unique cultural backgrounds. In addition, refugee…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Refugees, Youth, At Risk Students
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DeJager, Brett W.; Filter, Kevin J. – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2015
This study assessed the effectiveness of prevent-teach-reinforce (P-T-R), a functional behavioral assessment-based intervention for students with behavior problems, using an A-B-A-B design with follow-up. Participants included three students in kindergarten, fourth grade, and fifth grade in a rural Midwestern school district. P-T-R interventions…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Teaching Methods, Reinforcement, Behavior Modification
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Wang, Cixin; Swearer, Susan M.; Lembeck, Paige; Collins, Adam; Berry, Brandi – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2015
This study investigated the influence of student-teacher relationships and attitudes toward bullying on middle school students' bullying behaviors. Gender and grade differences were also examined. Data were collected from 435 middle school students. Results indicated that students' attitudes toward bullying mediated the relationship between…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Middle School Students, Bullying, Student Behavior
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Carsley, Dana; Heath, Nancy L.; Fajnerova, Sophia – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2015
To evaluate the effectiveness of mindfulness-based structured versus unstructured coloring on test anxiety, 52 participants (53.8% female; M[subscript age] = 10.92 years, SD = 0.82) were randomly assigned to either a structured mandala (n = 26) or free coloring condition (n = 26), and completed a standardized anxiety measure to assess anxiety…
Descriptors: Perception, Metacognition, Attention Control, Test Anxiety
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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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Harris, Bryn; Sullivan, Amanda L.; Oades-Sese, Geraldine V.; Sotelo-Dynega, Marlene – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2015
Past researchers suggested there are a number of shortcomings in the psychoeducational evaluation process and practices used with English language learners (ELLs). In the present exploratory study, the authors descriptively examined the assessment practices used in the special education eligibility determination process for ELLs as documented in…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Psychoeducational Methods, Special Education, Student Evaluation
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Smith, Christopher J.; Pollard, Elena; Stein, Alexander J.; Ober-Reynolds, Sharman; Kirwan, Janet; Malligo, Amanda; Matthews, Nicole L.; Openden, Daniel; Melmed, Raun D. – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2015
Schools regularly screen students for hearing and vision impairments because they present impediments to academic progress. For the same reason, schools should consider adding a universal screening for social challenges, which may also impede the learning process. This study reports on the development of the Social Challenges Screening…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Screening Tests, Questionnaires, Interpersonal Competence
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Eisenhower, Abbey S.; Bush, Hillary Hurst; Blacher, Jan – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2015
In this conceptual article, we integrate existing literature on early school transitions, ecological systems theory, and student-teacher relationships to propose a framework for investigating the transition to school for children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). A review of the literature suggests that the quality of early student-teacher…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Student Adjustment
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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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Fisher, Mary Alice – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2014
The familiar question "Who is the client?" elicits a singular answer. This may be appropriate as a clinical question, and it is sometimes necessary as a legal question or reimbursement question, but on ethical questions, the National Association of School Psychologists Ethics Code requires school psychologists to "think plural"…
Descriptors: Ethics, Professional Associations, School Psychologists, Counseling Services
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