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Skinner, Christopher H. – Psychology in the Schools, 2010
Almost all academic skills deficits can be conceptualized as learning rate problems as students are not failing to learn, but not learning rapidly enough. Thus, when selecting among various possible remedial procedures, educators need an evidence base that indicates which procedure results in the greatest increases in learning rates. Previous…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Educational Researchers, Learning Strategies, Comparative Analysis
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Reschly, Amy L.; Huebner, E. Scott; Appleton, James J.; Antaramian, Susan – Psychology in the Schools, 2008
Fredrickson's (1998, 2001) broaden and build theory postulates that the experience of frequent positive emotions serves to broaden humans' thoughts and behaviors, resulting in accrual of resources, including coping resources, which catalyze upward spirals toward future well-being. Initial research supports the tenets of broaden and build; however,…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Student Attitudes, Adolescents, Coping
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Graney, Suzanne Bamonto – Psychology in the Schools, 2008
This study investigated the accuracy of classroom teachers' judgments of the reading progress of their low-performing students. Participants were 36 second grade teachers and students in their lowest reading groups (n = 150). Student progress was monitored weekly using reading-curriculum-based measurement (R-CBM) procedures. After 6 weeks,…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Reading Achievement, Low Achievement, Teachers
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Murray, Christopher; Waas, Gregory A.; Murray, Kelly M. – Psychology in the Schools, 2008
This investigation examines teacher and child perceptions of teacher-child relationships and early school adjustment among children (N = 157) in low-income urban schools. Consistent with prior research, findings indicated that teacher-child relationships were associated with early school adjustment; however, the strength of this association varied…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Student Adjustment, Teacher Student Relationship, Student Characteristics
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Rutherford, Laura E.; DuPaul, George J.; Jitendra, Asha K. – Psychology in the Schools, 2008
The purpose of this study was to determine the relationship between treatment-induced changes in academic achievement and social skills in elementary school-age children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder. A sample of 123 children in grades 1 through 4 with symptoms of inattention, impulsivity and/or hyperactivity, and significant…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Hyperactivity, Attention Deficit Disorders, Elementary School Students
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You, Sukkyung; Furlong, Michael J.; Felix, Erika; Sharkey, Jill D.; Tanigawa, Diane; Green, Jennifer Greif – Psychology in the Schools, 2008
This study investigates the role of school connectedness in mediating the relation between students' sense of hope and life satisfaction for three groups: Bullied Victims, Peer Victims, and Nonvictims. Students in grades 5 to 12 (N = 866) completed the California Bully/Victim Scale, School Connectedness Scale, Children's Hope Scale, and Students'…
Descriptors: Life Satisfaction, Measures (Individuals), Student Attitudes, Bullying
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Roach, Andrew T.; Niebling, Bradley C.; Kurz, Alexander – Psychology in the Schools, 2008
Alignment has been defined as the extent to which curricular expectations and assessments are in agreement and work together to provide guidance for educators' efforts to facilitate students' progress toward desire academic outcomes. The Council of Chief State School Officers has identified three preferred models as frameworks for evaluating…
Descriptors: State Standards, Attitudes toward Disabilities, Academic Achievement, Educational Practices
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Ervin, Ruth A.; Schaughency, Elizabeth; Matthews, Amy; Goodman, Steven D.; McGlinchey, Margaret T. – Psychology in the Schools, 2007
This article focuses on the development and implementation of primary and secondary behavior supports at a schoolwide level. The approach described is consistent with previous efforts to address behavior at a systems level (e.g., G. Sugai, R.H. Horner, & F.M. Gresham, 2002). In this article, we illustrate this process through a school-based…
Descriptors: Discipline, Discipline Problems, Educational Change, Behavior Problems
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Zhou, Zheng; Xin, Tao – Psychology in the Schools, 2007
The traditional kappa statistic in assessing interrater agreement is not adequate when multiraters and multiattributes are involved. In this article, latent trait models are proposed to assess the multirater multiattribute (MRMA) agreement. Data from the Third International Mathematics and Science Studies (TIMSS) are used to illustrate the…
Descriptors: Intervention, School Psychology, Interrater Reliability, Item Response Theory
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Kulikowich, Jonna M.; Edwards, Maeghan N. – Psychology in the Schools, 2007
We look at three common research scenarios, one in the behavioral domain (i.e., disruptive behaviors) one in the cognitive domain (i.e., academic achievement), and one in the affective domain (i.e., anxiety and stress) for which school psychologists are asked to address important questions related to change. We list measurement and statistical…
Descriptors: School Psychology, School Psychologists, Psychological Studies, Individual Characteristics
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Aalsma, Matthew C.; Lapsley, Daniel K.; Flannery, Daniel J. – Psychology in the Schools, 2006
The relationship among three personal fables ("omnipotence," "invulnerability," "personal uniqueness"), narcissism, and mental health variables was assessed in a large, cross-sectional sample of adolescents drawn from Grades 6 (n = 94), 8 (n = 223), 10 (n = 142), and 12 (n = 102). Participants responded to the New Personal Fable Scale, the…
Descriptors: Grade 6, Suicide, At Risk Persons, Personality Traits
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Volker, Martin A.; Lopata, Christopher; Cook-Cottone, Catherine – Psychology in the Schools, 2006
This article discusses the current issues involved in the evaluation of children who have both intellectual gifts and a specific learning disability (SLD) in reading. Given recent changes in federal special education law (i.e., the Individuals With Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004), the use of a unified assessment model that…
Descriptors: Reading Difficulties, Psychometrics, Intervention, Learning Disabilities
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Silberglitt, Benjamin; Burns, Matthew K.; Madyun, Na'im H.; Lail, Kathryn E. – Psychology in the Schools, 2006
The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 mandated statewide accountability testing and focused the accountability conversation on reading. Therefore, the current study examined the relationship between curriculum-based measurement for reading (R-CBM) and state accountability test scores, potential grade differences in relationship magnitude, and…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Grade 8, Grade 5, Grade 7
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Nounopoulos, Alex; Ashby, Jeffrey S.; Gilman, Rich – Psychology in the Schools, 2006
Research finds that the availability of specific coping resources can alleviate the more harmful effects of stress among adolescents. Although studies have investigated the relationship between coping resources and various outcomes among general samples of youth, no research has focused on adolescents who report high personal standards in…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Adolescents, Grade Point Average, Coping