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Lund, Emily M.; Dennison, Andrea; Ewing, Heidi K.; de Carvalho, Catharina F. – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2011
This article presents a review of the Children's Measure of Obsessive-Compulsive Symptoms (CMOCS), a self-report screening measure of obsessive and compulsive thoughts and behaviors in children and adolescents aged 8 through 19 years. Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is estimated to affect 1% to 3% of the population over their lifetime. The…
Descriptors: Anxiety Disorders, Reading Difficulties, Autism, Validity
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Kettler, Ryan J.; Elliott, Stephen N.; Albers, Craig A. – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2008
The Brief Academic Competence Evaluation Screening System (BACESS) is a multiphase universal screening measure designed to assist educators in the identification of students who are likely to experience learning difficulties in elementary school. This study evaluated the reliability and validity of the measure for this purpose. The BACESS was used…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Learning Problems, Screening Tests, Validity
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VanDerHeyden, Amanda M.; Witt, Joseph C.; Barnett, David W. – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2005
Response to intervention (RTI) has emerged as a promising, but possibly vulnerable, alternative to the current model of identification and eligibility assessment in special education. Nested within a simple and compelling structure for RTI are many questions and challenges that make its future as "policy" at-risk unless these issues can…
Descriptors: Intervention, Curriculum Based Assessment, Reading Tests, Academic Achievement
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Watkins, Marley W.; Edwards, Vicki A. – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2004
Considerable evidence suggests that phonemic awareness is associated with the development of skilled reading. Consequently, it is recommended that beginning readers be assessed to ensure adequate development of phonemic awareness skills. When choosing an assessment method, reliability and validity, ease of administration and scoring, and…
Descriptors: Reading Difficulties, Phonemics, Phonological Awareness, Phonemic Awareness