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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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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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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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Krach, S. Kathleen; McCreery, Michael P.; Wang, Ye; Mohammadiamin, Houra; Cirks, Christen K. – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2017
Researchers investigated the diagnostic utility of the Social Skills Improvement System: Performance Screening Guide (SSIS-PSG). Correlational, regression, receiver operating characteristic (ROC), and conditional probability analyses were run to compare ratings on the SSIS-PSG subscales of Prosocial Behavior, Reading Skills, and Math Skills, to…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Competence, Predictive Validity, Comparative Analysis, Psychometrics
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Sosu, Edward M.; Schmidt, Peter – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2017
R. Goodman's Strength and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ) is widely used to measure emotional and behavioral difficulties in childhood and adolescence. In the present study, we examined whether the SDQ measures the same construct across time, when used for longitudinal research. A nationally representative sample of parents (N = 3,375) provided…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Questionnaires, Child Behavior, Screening Tests
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Chauvin, Bruno; Leonova, Tamara – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2016
Key concerns about the psychometric properties of the 25-item version of the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ) have consistently been raised in the literature. The present study aimed at examining the meaningfulness of an alternative model to the SDQ in which 7 problematic items are excluded. French-speaking parents of 262 boys and…
Descriptors: French, Psychometrics, Behavior Problems, Emotional Disturbances
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King, Kathleen R.; Reschly, Amy L. – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2014
The purpose of this study was to evaluate and compare two behavior screening instruments--the Behavioral and Emotional Screening System and the Behavior Screening Checklist. The sample consisted of 492 elementary school children from the southeastern United States. The psychometric properties of the screening instruments were evaluated in terms of…
Descriptors: Screening Tests, Behavior, Comparative Analysis, Predictive Validity
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Cavlazoglu, Baki; Erdogan, Niyazi; Paine, Taylor; Jones, Meredith – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2013
This review focuses on the Anger Regulation and Expression Scale (ARES) which was developed by DiGiuseppe and Tafrate (2011) and published by Multi-Health Systems Inc. The ARES was designed to be a self-report measure of anger expression and regulation in youth aged 10 to 17 years and was intended to be used in screening, individual assessment,…
Descriptors: Psychological Patterns, Self Control, Emotional Response, Adolescents
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Tobia, Valentina; Gabriele, Maria Antonietta; Marzocchi, Gian Marco – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2013
The Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ) is an instrument developed by Goodman for screening child and adolescent psychopathology. The aim of this study is to contribute to the analysis and validation of the internal structure of the Italian SDQ teacher version (SDQ-T). The SDQ-T was completed by 301 teachers, evaluating 3,302 children…
Descriptors: Measures (Individuals), Screening Tests, Children, Adults
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Pierson, Eric E.; Kilmer, Lydia M.; Rothlisberg, Barbara A.; McIntosh, David E. – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2012
Schools often administer brief intelligence tests as the first step in the identification of students who are cognitively gifted. However, brief measures are often used without consideration of underlying constructs or the psychometric properties of the measures and without regard to the links between screening decisions and educational…
Descriptors: Intelligence, Gifted, Intelligence Tests, Identification
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Townsend, Monika; Konold, Timothy R. – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2010
Psychometric properties of the Phonological Awareness Literacy Screening for Preschool (PALS-PreK) instrument were investigated in a sample of 4,518 children. PALS-PreK figures prominently in state and federal early literacy programs as an assessment of emergent literacy skills in preschool-aged children. Exploratory Factor Analysis, Confirmatory…
Descriptors: Emergent Literacy, Phonological Awareness, Alphabets, Language Skills
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Emmons, Michael R.; Alfonso, Vincent C. – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2005
The current review provides a summary and evaluation of the technical characteristics of five preschool screening batteries, including the Brigance Screens, DIAL-3, ESI-R, ESP, and FirstSTEP. These norm-referenced instruments were selected on the basis of their commercial availability, description as a screening instrument, and ability to assess…
Descriptors: Screening Tests, Psychometrics, Preschool Education, Toddlers