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Morrison, Julie Q.; Hawkins, Renee O.; Collins, Tai A. – Psychology in the Schools, 2020
The Dyslexia Pilot Project provided funding to school districts to implement a multitiered system of support (MTSS) framework for the prevention, early identification, and early intervention of reading difficulties. This article describes the evaluation of the multiyear Dyslexia Pilot Project for students in kindergarten through Grade 2. The…
Descriptors: Cost Effectiveness, Dyslexia, Prevention, Disability Identification
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Buek, Katharine W. – Psychology in the Schools, 2019
Children's approaches to learning (AtL) has been identified in research and policy as a key domain of children's school readiness. However, relatively little is known about the child and family factors that shape early AtL, how it varies in the general population, or how it develops and changes through the early years of schooling. This…
Descriptors: Learning Strategies, Learning Processes, Kindergarten, Grade 1
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McDermott, Paul A.; Rovine, Michael J.; Buek, Katharine W.; Reyes, Roland S.; Chao, Jessica L.; Watkins, Marley W. – Psychology in the Schools, 2018
Leading research argues the distinct importance of earliest detection of childhood behavior problems and the value of discovering subsequent change patterns as children transition through the early education years. This study examined the relative contributions of earliest assessments of children's problem behaviors as compared to the changes in…
Descriptors: Child Behavior, Behavior Problems, Predictor Variables, Children
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McDermott, Paul A.; Rovine, Michael J.; Reyes, Roland S.; Chao, Jessica L.; Scruggs, Richard; Buek, Katharine; Fantuzzo, John W. – Psychology in the Schools, 2018
This study examined the latent developmental patterns for classroom learning behaviors among children from underresourced families. Based on standardized teacher observations, a large sample (N = 2,152) of children was assessed for manifestations of Competence Motivation and Attentional Persistence twice annually through Head Start, kindergarten,…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Preschool Children, Kindergarten, Grade 1
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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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Debnam, Katrina J.; Pas, Elise T.; Bottiani, Jessika; Cash, Anne H.; Bradshaw, Catherine P. – Psychology in the Schools, 2015
A critical next step in advancing our understanding of teacher practices that can equitably engage and support learning in diverse classrooms is determining the effectiveness of culturally responsive interventions. Yet, quantitative measurement indicators of the effectiveness of culturally responsive teaching interventions are scarce. Most…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Culturally Relevant Education, Instructional Effectiveness, Observation
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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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Fantuzzo, John; Perlman, Staci; Sproul, Faith; Minney, Ashley; Perry, Marlo A.; Li, Feifei – Psychology in the Schools, 2012
The study developed multiple independent scales of early childhood teacher experiences (ECTES). ECTES was co-constructed with preschool, kindergarten, and first grade teachers in a large urban school district. Demographic, ECTES, and teaching practices data were collected from 584 teachers. Factor analyses documented three teacher experience…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Literacy Education, Teaching Methods, Teaching Experience
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Thatcher, Karen L. – Psychology in the Schools, 2010
This study investigated kindergarten, preschool, and first-grade children who were typical or specific language impaired (SLI) to determine whether there were developmental differences in their phonological awareness abilities (i.e., syllable, onset/rime, phonemes). Results revealed a significant difference between children who were typical and…
Descriptors: Phonemes, Language Impairments, Phonological Awareness, Individual Differences
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Lembke, Erica S.; McMaster, Kristen L.; Stecker, Pamela M. – Psychology in the Schools, 2010
The purpose of this article is to describe research-based reading intervention within a Response-to-Intervention (RTI) model, using prevention science as a context. First, RTI is defined and a rationale is provided for its use in improving the reading performance of all students, particularly those students identified as at risk for…
Descriptors: Reading Difficulties, Intervention, Reading Research, Prevention