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Kulkarni, Tara; Sullivan, Amanda L. – Psychology in the Schools, 2019
Recent studies report the cumulative prevalence of behavioral disorders among school-age children to be second only to anxiety disorders. Unfortunately, by the time behavior has been identified as needing special education services, patterns of disruptive and externalizing behavior have often become unremitting. If at-risk behavior can be reliably…
Descriptors: Correlation, Elementary School Students, Behavior Problems, Kindergarten
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Woods-Groves, Suzanne; Choi, Taehoon; Bruhn, Allison Leigh; Fernando, Josephine – Psychology in the Schools, 2019
This study examined the relationship of teachers' ratings of students' 21st century skills (i.e., persistence, curiosity, externalizing and internalizing affect, and cognition) via the Human Behavior Rating Scale: Brief (HBRS: Brief; Eaves & Woods-Groves, 2011) with student performance. Midwestern K-11 teachers (n = 96) rated students (n =…
Descriptors: Correlation, Teacher Attitudes, 21st Century Skills, Academic Achievement
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McKevett, Nicole M.; Kiss, Allyson J. – Psychology in the Schools, 2019
Teachers' judgments of student achievement are a crucial aspect of instruction and intervention. Previous research examining teachers' judgments has primarily focused on oral reading fluency and results are mixed with respect to how accurate teachers are. The purpose of the current study was to examine the accuracy of kindergarten and first-grade…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Teachers, Accuracy, Data Use, Reading Achievement
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Mattison, Amira; Raffaele Mendez, Linda M.; Dedrick, Robert; Dickinson, Sarah; Wingate, Emily; Hanks, Camille – Psychology in the Schools, 2018
Our goals in this study were to examine (a) the degree to which teacher perceptions of children's behavior in kindergarten (averaged across fall and spring for each child) predict retention by Grade 5 and (b) whether these relationships are moderated by student race, gender, or socioeconomic status (SES). Data from the Early Childhood Longitudinal…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Kindergarten, Predictor Variables
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Hall, Cristin M.; Welsh, Janet A.; Bierman, Karen L.; Nix, Robert – Psychology in the Schools, 2016
The association between social withdrawal, school adjustment, and academic functioning in preschool and school entry is well-established. Children who experience social withdrawal in primary grades are at risk for decreased academic performance. The bidirectional relationships among early literacy and social withdrawal in primary grades have not…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Withdrawal (Psychology), Reading Achievement, At Risk Students
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Mautone, Jennifer A.; Marcelle, Enitan; Tresco, Katy E.; Power, Thomas J. – Psychology in the Schools, 2015
Family involvement in education, including the quality of family-school communication, has been demonstrated repeatedly to have a substantial effect on child development and success in school; however, measures of this construct are limited. The purpose this study was to examine the factor structure and concurrent validity of the Quality of the…
Descriptors: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Interpersonal Relationship, Family Involvement
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Solari, Emily J.; Aceves, Terese C.; Higareda, Ignacio; Richards-Tutor, Cara; Filippini, Alexis L.; Gerber, Michael M.; Leafstedt, Jill – Psychology in the Schools, 2014
This study investigates the relation between Spanish and English early literacy skills in kindergarten and first grade, and English oral reading fluency at the end of first and second grade in a sample of 150 Spanish-speaking English language learners. Students were assessed in kindergarten, first, and second grades on a broad bilingual academic…
Descriptors: Grade 2, Elementary School Students, Correlation, Spanish
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Naglieri, Jack A.; LeBuffe, Paul; Shapiro, Valerie B. – Psychology in the Schools, 2011
The purpose of this study was to examine the reliability of the eight-item Devereux Student Strengths Assessment (DESSA)-mini and its validity in relation to the 72-item version DESSA. The sample included teacher ratings for 1,234 children in kindergarten through eighth grade who comprised the standardization sample. The median alpha reliability…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Test Reliability