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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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Jensen, Bryant; Whiting, Erin Feinauer; Chapman, Sara – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2018
Claims abound in the research literature regarding multicultural teacher dispositions, including how to foster them in teacher preparation programs. However, measures of multicultural dispositions of teachers that (a) capture the range of conceptually rich constructs and (b) demonstrate strong psychometric properties are not represented in the…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Teacher Attitudes, Multicultural Education, Psychometrics
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Poliandri, Donatella; Sette, Stefania; Vinci, Emanuela; Romiti, Sara – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2018
The present study analyzed the factor validity of the Patterns of Adaptive Learning Scale (PALS) to assess students' perceptions of mathematics classroom goal structures. Participants were N = 7,773 Italian students aged from 11 to 15 years (M = 11.97, SD = 0.50). The confirmatory factor analysis replicated a three-factor structure (i.e., mastery,…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Foreign Countries, Grade 6, Student Attitudes
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Martin, Andrew J.; Martin, Tamica G.; Evans, Paul – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2018
This study explored motivation and engagement among 585 Jamaican middle and high school students. Motivation and engagement were assessed via students' responses to the Motivation and Engagement Scale. Confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) found satisfactory fit, and by most measures, multigroup CFA demonstrated comparable factor structure for males…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Middle School Students, High School Students, Foreign Countries
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Sette, Stefania; Zuffianò, Antonio; Lucidi, Fabio; Laghi, Fiorenzo; Lonigro, Antonia; Baumgartner, Emma – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2018
The study analyzed the factorial and concurrent validity of the Student-Teacher Relationship Scale (STRS) using an exploratory structural equation modeling (ESEM) approach. Participants were 368 Italian children aged 3 to 6 (M = 4.60, SD = 0.98). The three-factor ESEM solution fit the data better than the classical confirmatory factor analysis…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Young Children, Structural Equation Models, Likert Scales
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Mankin, Ariel; von der Embse, Nathaniel; Renshaw, Tyler L.; Ryan, Shannon – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2018
Previous research demonstrates that there is an association between effective teaching and teachers' positive psychological functioning at work. The current study explores the factor structure of the Teacher Subjective Wellbeing Questionnaire (TSWQ), which is a brief measure of two key dimensions of teachers' positive psychological functioning:…
Descriptors: Wellness, Questionnaires, Well Being, Factor Analysis
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Datu, Jesus Alfonso D.; Yang, Weipeng – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2018
The current study examined the psychometric validity and gender invariance of the Academic Buoyancy Scale in the Philippines through a construct validation approach. In terms of within-network construct validity, our results demonstrated that the unidimensional model of academic buoyancy significantly fit the current sample and was invariant…
Descriptors: Psychometrics, Gender Differences, Academic Achievement, Goodness of Fit
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Li, Jingguang; Zhao, Yajun; Kong, Feng; Du, Shuailing; Yang, Suyong; Wang, Song – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2018
This study sought to validate the Short Grit Scale (Grit-S), an instrument that measures perseverance and passion for long-term goals, among Chinese high school students. Confirmatory factor analyses revealed that the scale retains the two-factor structure of the original scale. The scale demonstrated satisfactory internal consistency and…
Descriptors: Psychometrics, Adolescents, Program Validation, High School Students
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Benson, Nicholas F.; Beaujean, A. Alexander; Donohue, Ashley; Ward, Emily – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2018
W scores are used in a number of commercially available tests. Due to their complex nature, it can be hard for applied researchers and practitioners to understand them or even acquire information about them beyond what is provided in technical manuals. In this article, we provide information regarding the background and derivation of W scores that…
Descriptors: Scores, Item Response Theory, Achievement Tests, Cognitive Ability
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Ning, Hoi Kwan – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2018
The 3 × 2 achievement goal framework comprising task-approach, task-avoidance, self-approach, self-avoidance, other-approach, and other-avoidance goals is the most recent conceptual development in goal orientation research. The purpose of this study was to extend the current literature by investigating the validity of the 3 × 2 Achievement Goal…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Test Validity, Questionnaires, Factor Analysis
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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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Parkin, Jason R. – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2018
Oral language and word reading skills have important effects on reading comprehension. The Wechsler Individual Achievement Test-Third Edition (WIAT-III) measures both skill sets, but little is known about their specific effects on reading comprehension within this battery. Path analysis was used to evaluate the collective effects of reading and…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Oral Language, Reading Tests, Reading Fluency
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Vidmar, Maša; Gril, Alenka; Furman, Lucija – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2018
The Social Competence and Behavior Evaluation (SCBE), originally developed for assessing preschoolers, was adapted for the adolescents. The instrument taps social competence, externalizing and internalizing problems. In the adolescent SCBE, more than 65% of the items (54 items) remained practically the same as in the preschool version, 24 items…
Descriptors: Behavior Rating Scales, Adolescent Attitudes, Interpersonal Competence, Test Reliability
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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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Cowden, Richard G.; Govender, Kaymarlin; Oppong Asante, Kwaku; Reardon, Candice; George, Gavin – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2018
This study explored the factor structure and psychometric properties of the Perceived Sense of School Membership (PSSM-18) Scale in two samples of South African adolescents. Principal components analysis (n = 1,052; males = 50.86%, M[subscript age] = 14.89, SD = 1.68) supported the retention of 15 items across a revised, three-factor structure of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sense of Community, Program Validation, Factor Structure
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