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Doromal, Justin B.; Cottone, Elizabeth A.; Kim, Helyn – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2019
This study investigated the measurement of social emotional competence in low-income youth by assessing the validity of responses derived from the widely used, teacher-rated Devereux Student Strengths Assessment (DESSA). Based on the five-component social emotional learning model proposed by the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional…
Descriptors: Low Income, Kindergarten, Factor Analysis, Social Development
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Wakabayashi, Tomoko; Claxton, Jill; Smith, Everett V., Jr. – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2019
The Child Observation Record (COR), initially developed in 1993 by HighScope Educational Research Foundation, is an observation-based instrument that provides systematic assessment of young children's knowledge and abilities in all major areas of development. Teachers or caregivers spend a few minutes each day writing brief notes or…
Descriptors: Observation, Evaluation Methods, Early Childhood Education, Kindergarten
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Wu, Zhongling; Hu, Bi Ying; Fan, Xitao – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2019
This study investigated the cross-cultural validity of the Preschool Learning Behavior Scale (PLBS) in the Chinese cultural context. Multiple approaches were used for this purpose, including exploratory factor analysis, confirmatory factor analysis, criterion-related validity evidence, and internal consistency reliability estimates. The findings…
Descriptors: Test Validity, Cultural Relevance, Test Reliability, Factor Structure
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An, Xiaozhu; Curby, Timothy W.; Brock, Laura L. – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2019
This study examined three potential sources of variance in teacher ratings of the socioemotional skills of children: occasion, child, and teacher. The ratings were prepared using the Devereux Student Strengths Assessment. In total, 344 children were assessed in both the fall and spring of kindergarten and first grade, providing a total of 1,067…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Grade 1, Elementary School Students, Elementary School Teachers
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DiStefano, Christine; Barth, Steven G.; Greer, Fred – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2019
This study investigated the effect of item position on descriptive statistics, psychometric information, and factor structure of the Pediatric Symptoms Checklist 17-item social-emotional screening instrument (PSC-17). The goal was to determine whether item position, either grouped by factor or mixed across constructs, produced similar results.…
Descriptors: Check Lists, Test Items, Factor Structure, Screening Tests
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Kim, Helyn; Cameron, Claire E.; Kelly, Cara A.; West, Hall; Mashburn, Andrew J.; Grissmer, David W. – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2019
This study extended existing work on the Individualized Classroom Assessment Scoring System (inCLASS), established as a measure of preschool-age children's observed interactions in the four domains of Teacher Interactions, Peer Interactions, Task Orientation, and Negative Engagement. Our sample included kindergarten-age children (N = 117; mean age…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Interaction, Teacher Student Relationship, Peer Relationship
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Keller-Margulis, Milena A.; Ochs, Sarah; Reid, Erin K.; Faith, Erin L.; Schanding, G. Thomas, Jr. – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2019
Many students struggle with the basic skill of writing, yet schools lack technically adequate screening measures to identify students at risk in this area. Measures that allow for valid screening decisions that identify students in need of interventions to improve performance are greatly needed. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the…
Descriptors: Test Validity, Accuracy, Screening Tests, Kindergarten
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Warmbold-Brann, Kristy; Maras, Melissa A.; Splett, Joni W.; Smith-Millman, Marissa; Dinnen, Hannah; Flaspohler, Paul – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2018
The success of universal screening for effective school mental health programs is dependent on the availability of usable measures as well as empirically based recommendations for use. The current study examined the long-term stability of a strengths-based social-emotional screening tool, the Devereux Student Strengths Assessment-Mini…
Descriptors: Mental Health Programs, Screening Tests, Social Development, Emotional Development
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Taylor, Crystal N.; Aguilar, Lisa; Burns, Matthew K.; Preast, June L.; Warmbold-Brann, Kristy – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2018
Teaching children too many words during a lesson reduces retention. The amount of new information a student can successfully rehearse and recall later is called acquisition rate (AR), which has been reliably measured with students in first, third, and fifth grades. The purpose of this study was to examine the reliability of assessing AR for sight…
Descriptors: Reliability, Sight Vocabulary, Teaching Methods, Elementary School Students
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Benson, Nicholas F.; Kranzler, John H. – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2018
This study further examined the Gifted Rating Scales (GRS) at the internal and external stages of test validation by (a) testing structural fidelity as indicated by the number of factors supported as well as the correspondence of the latent factor structure with the scoring model proposed by the authors and (b) examining the external relations of…
Descriptors: Construct Validity, Rating Scales, Academically Gifted, Preschool Children
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Yarbrough, Jamie L.; Cannon, Laura; Bergman, Shawn; Kidder-Ashley, Pamela; McCane-Bowling, Sara – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2017
Numerous studies have identified differences between males and females in academic performance across the areas of reading, writing, and mathematics. The current study examined whether or not gender differences exist when math curriculum-based measures (M-CBMs) are used to assess basic math computation skills in a sample of third- through…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Curriculum Based Assessment, Mathematics Achievement, Grade 3
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Dever, Bridget V.; Gallagher, Emily K.; Hochbein, Craig D.; Loukas, Austin; Dai, Chenchen – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2017
Behavioral and emotional problems among children and adolescents can lead to numerous negative outcomes without intervention. From a prevention standpoint, screening for behavioral and emotional risk is an important step toward identifying such problems before the point of diagnosis or referral. The present study conducted a k-means cluster…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Emotional Problems, Children, Adolescents
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Murray, Christopher; Kosty, Derek; Hauser-McLean, Kristin – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2016
A growing number of researchers are examining how teacher-student relationships contribute to child and adolescent development. Much of this work is based on two distinct theoretical perspectives: social support and attachment. The current study investigates the importance of teacher-student relationships from each of these perspectives among…
Descriptors: Minority Group Children, African American Children, Low Income Students, Social Support Groups
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Kwiatkowska-White, Bozena; Kirby, John R.; Lee, Elizabeth A. – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2016
This longitudinal study of 78 Canadian English-speaking students examined the applicability of the stability, cumulative, and compensatory models in reading comprehension development. Archival government-mandated assessments of reading comprehension at Grades 3, 6, and 10, and the Canadian Test of Basic Skills measure of reading comprehension…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Reading Comprehension, Reading Achievement, Models
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McKown, Clark; Russo-Ponsaran, Nicole M.; Johnson, Jason K.; Russo, Jaclyn; Allen, Adelaide – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2016
This article presents results from two studies that included ethnically and socioeconomically diverse samples totaling 4,462 children in kindergarten through third grade. Each study examined the psychometric properties of a web-based, self-administered battery of assessments of social-emotional comprehension called "SELweb." Assessment…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Computer Assisted Testing, Social Development, Emotional Development
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