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Conoyer, Sarah J.; Ford, Jeremy W.; Smith, R. Alex; Mason, Erica N.; Lembke, Erica S.; Hosp, John L. – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2019
This replication study examined the alternate form reliability, criterion validity, and predictive utility of two curriculum-based measurement (CBM) tools in science, Vocabulary-Matching (VM) and Statement Verification for Science (SV-S), for the purpose of screening. In all, 205 seventh-grade students from four middle schools were given alternate…
Descriptors: Curriculum Based Assessment, Screening Tests, Middle School Students, Secondary School Science
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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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Iaccarino, Stephanie; von der Embse, Nathaniel; Kilgus, Stephen – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2019
Detecting mental illness in school students may prevent poor school outcomes. Clinicians often use universal behavioral screeners to identify students at risk for mental illness. This study examined the applicability of Kane's interpretation and use argument (IUA) to the Social, Academic, and Emotional Behavior Risk Screener--Teacher Rating Scale…
Descriptors: Screening Tests, Test Interpretation, Test Use, Mental Disorders
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Çankaya, Elif M.; Cevik, Emel – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2019
The Youth Anxiety Measure for the "DSM"-5 (YAM-5) is a self-report and/or parent-report measure that was created to assess the full spectrum of anxiety disorder symptoms in children and adolescents aged 8 through 18. The scale consists of two related sections. The first section (YAM-5-I) evaluates the major anxiety disorders; the second…
Descriptors: Test Anxiety, Anxiety Disorders, Children, Adolescents
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Huang, Francis L.; Reinke, Wendy M.; Thompson, Aaron; Herman, Keith C. – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2019
An identified barrier to the widespread adoption of universal socioemotional and behavioral screening in schools may be that existing instruments may be too burdensome or costly to administer. As a result, the County Schools Mental Health Coalition came together to develop a common assessment system, the Early Identification System (EIS). The…
Descriptors: Psychometrics, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Screening Tests, Elementary School Students
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Renshaw, Tyler L.; Cook, Clayton R. – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2019
This brief report presents preliminary psychometrics of responses to the Youth Externalizing Problems Screener (YEPS), which is a 10-item self-report rating scale intended for use as a screening instrument. The YEPS was designed to function as a companion measure to the Youth Internalizing Problems Screener (YIPS), facilitating the screening of…
Descriptors: Screening Tests, Psychometrics, Rating Scales, High School Students
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Renshaw, Tyler L. – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2019
This brief report presents an analog test of the relative classification validity of three cutoff values (CVs; 16, 18, and 20) derived from responses to the self-report version of the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire: Total Difficulties Scale. Results from Bayesian t-tests, using several school-specific subjective well-being indicators as…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Child Behavior, Screening Tests, Questionnaires
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Dowdy, Erin; DiStefano, Christine; Greer, Fred; Moore, Stephanie; Pompey, Kelvin – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2019
Screening for emotional and behavioral risk at the preschool level provides an opportunity to inform early intervention and prevention efforts. This study reports initial validation information for the "Behavioral Assessment System for Children--Third Edition, Behavioral and Emotional Screening System, Parent Form--Preschool" (BASC-3…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Behavior Rating Scales, Screening Tests, Parents
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Thorlacius, Örnólfur; Gudmundsson, Einar – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2019
The study examined the psychometric properties of the Children's Emotional Adjustment Scale--Preschool Version (CEAS-P), a new behavioral rating scale completed by parents. The scale measures preschoolers' emotional functioning across three competency-based factors (Temper control, Social assertiveness, Anxiety control) anchored on healthy…
Descriptors: Emotional Adjustment, Preschool Children, Behavior Rating Scales, Mothers
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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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Saoji, Nikita; Baran, Julie; Gerhardt, Cynthia A.; Vannatta, Kathryn; Rotter, David; Trauth, Jeanette M.; Noll, Robert B. – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2019
The Children's Depression Inventory (CDI) is used to screen for depression in children aged 7 years to 16 years. The purpose of this study is to examine the psychometrics of the CDI in a sample of children who are chronically ill (N = 350) and in a sample of matched community comparison peers (N = 357), and determine if the psychometrics of the…
Descriptors: Children, Depression (Psychology), Measures (Individuals), Symptoms (Individual Disorders)
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Rigney, Alexander M. – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2019
This report reviews the "Social Skills Improvement System Social-Emotional Learning Edition" (SSIS SEL; Gresham & Elliott, 2017), a multicomponent rating scale that includes a criterion and norm-referenced measure of social-emotional and academic functioning--based on a reformulation of the "Social Skills Improvement…
Descriptors: Rating Scales, Interpersonal Competence, Social Development, Emotional Development
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Park, Yujeong; Martin, Melissa; McCallum, R. Steve; Bell, Sherry M. – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2019
To preliminarily validate the Monitoring Instructional Responsiveness-Reading (MIR-R) for use in low-income settings, data were collected from 147 students from first through fifth grades who were primarily from low-income families. Data from three MIR-R components (Total Words Read, Ideas Attempted, Ideas Correct) and three related dependent…
Descriptors: Reading Tests, Test Validity, Test Reliability, Low Income Students
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Miles, Sandra; Fulbrook, Paul; Mainwaring-Mägi, Debra – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2018
Universal screening of very early school-age children (age 4-7 years) is important for early identification of learning problems that may require enhanced learning opportunity. In this context, use of standardized instruments is critical to obtain valid, reliable, and comparable assessment outcomes. A wide variety of standardized instruments is…
Descriptors: Standardized Tests, Screening Tests, Young Children, Usability
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Quirk, Matthew; Dowdy, Erin; Dever, Bridget; Carnazzo, Katherine; Bolton, Courtney – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2018
Researchers examined the concurrent and predictive validity of a brief (12-item) teacher-rated school readiness screener, the Kindergarten Student Entrance Profile (KSEP), using receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curve analysis to examine associations between (N = 78) children's social-emotional (SE) and cognitive (COG) readiness with…
Descriptors: School Readiness, Educational Diagnosis, Screening Tests, Predictive Validity
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