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Rajlic, Gordana; Kwon, Jae Yung; Roded, Keren; Hubley, Anita M. – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2019
In the current study, we present the development of the Global Self-Esteem (GSE) measure. The six-item GSE fulfills a need for a short unidimensional measure of global self-esteem conceptualized as "overall positive view of self." The construct is traditionally measured by the Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale (RSE); however, several important…
Descriptors: Self Concept Measures, Self Esteem, Test Construction, Factor Structure
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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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Mameli, Consuelo; Passini, Stefano – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2019
The elusive character of student agency makes it a relevant construct to be investigated and measured. An initial effort in this direction was represented by the Agentic Engagement Scale, a five-item instrument designed to assess the degree to which students constructively contribute to the flow of the instructions they receive from the teacher.…
Descriptors: Measures (Individuals), Test Construction, Test Validity, Learner Engagement
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Johnson, Jennifer M.; Meisinger, Elizabeth B.; Robinson, Melissa F. – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2019
This review focuses on the Feifer Assessment of Reading (FAR) produced by S. G. Feifer and R. G. Nader in 2015. The FAR is a comprehensive reading test that is individually administered to children and adults aged 4 to 21 years. The structure of the FAR is based on a gradient model of brain functioning (Goldberg, 1990; Luria, 1980) and reflects a…
Descriptors: Reading Tests, Scoring, Test Construction, Test Norms
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Rigney, Alexander M. – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2019
The "Detroit Tests of Learning Aptitude" has been in use for more than three quarters of a century (Baker & Leland, 1935). Its longevity in the field speaks to its popularity as a broad measure of cognitive abilities. Its most recent iteration, in the form of the "Detroit Tests of Learning Abilities--Fifth Edition" (DTLA-5;…
Descriptors: Aptitude Tests, Cognitive Ability, Test Construction, Test Items
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Tu, Yangjun; Wang, Juanjuan; Yao, Limin – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2019
This study details the development of the "Classroom Touch Concern Scale" (CTC), which was designed to measure individual differences among teachers regarding their feelings of concern when touching students in the classroom. The CTC incorporates two correlated dimensions: CTC associated with touching students of the same gender and CTC…
Descriptors: Likert Scales, Teacher Student Relationship, Nonverbal Communication, Tactual Perception
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Whitney, Brendan M.; Cheng, Ying; Brodersen, Alex S.; Hong, Maxwell R. – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2019
Student engagement has been a focal point of research, partly due to its efficacy in promoting long-term academic success. However, many scales are designed to measure engagement across the school setting rather than within specific classes. Though some accomplish the latter, there are even fewer designed to measure student engagement for…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Statistics, Measures (Individuals), High School Students
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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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Burns, Matthew K.; Young, Helen – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2019
Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) Skills is a web-based assessment system published by Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA). The test publishers purport that MAP Skills provides information about essential K-8 building blocks in Language Usage, Mathematics, Reading Comprehension, and Vocabulary to quickly assess student progress toward…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Language Skills, Mathematics Skills, Reading Comprehension
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Villarreal, Victor – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2019
The "Rating Scale of Impairment" (RSI; Goldstein & Naglieri, 2016b) is a norm-referenced measure of functional impairment. The RSI measures impairment in six domains, as well as overall impairment, based in part on the International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health. Functional impairment, as defined by the ICF…
Descriptors: Rating Scales, Norm Referenced Tests, Disabilities, Test Construction
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McGeown, Sarah; St. Clair-Thompson, Helen; Putwain, David W. – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2018
The present study examined the validity of a newly developed instrument, the Mental Toughness Scale for Adolescents, which examines the attributes of challenge, commitment, confidence (abilities and interpersonal), and control (life and emotion). The six-factor model was supported using exploratory factor analysis (n = 373) and confirmatory factor…
Descriptors: Measures (Individuals), Adolescents, Resilience (Psychology), Test Validity
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Ho, Esther Sui Chu; Sum, Kwok Wing – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2018
This study aims to construct and validate the Career and Educational Decision Self-Efficacy Inventory for Secondary Students (CEDSIS) by using a sample of 2,631 students in Hong Kong. Principal component analysis yielded a three-factor structure, which demonstrated good model fit in confirmatory factor analysis. High reliability was found for the…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Self Concept Measures, Test Construction, Test Validity
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Massa-Carroll, Idalia – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2018
The Transition Planning Inventory-Second Edition (TPI-2) is an instrument to help plan the postsecondary transition of students who are benefiting from special education (SPED) services. It aims to identify the strengths, needs, and interests of students with disabilities. It is also a tool to support school systems to comply with the U.S. federal…
Descriptors: Individualized Transition Plans, Special Education, Disabilities, Educational Legislation
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Cormier, Damien C.; Bulut, Okan; Singh, Deepak; Kennedy, Kathleen E.; Wang, Kun; Heudes, Alethea; Lekwa, Adam J. – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2018
The selection and interpretation of individually administered norm-referenced cognitive tests that are administered to culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) students continue to be an important consideration within the psychoeducational assessment process. Understanding test directions during the assessment of cognitive abilities is…
Descriptors: Intelligence Tests, Cognitive Ability, High Stakes Tests, Children
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Lowe, Patricia A. – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2018
The psychometric properties of a new, multidimensional measure of test anxiety, the Test Anxiety Measure for College Students (TAM-C), were examined in a sample of 720 undergraduate students. Results of confirmatory factor analyses provided support for a six-factor (Cognitive Interference, Physiological Hyperarousal, Social Concerns,…
Descriptors: Psychometrics, Test Anxiety, College Students, Measures (Individuals)
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