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Sandberg Patton, Karen L.; Reschly, Amy L. – Psychology in the Schools, 2013
Summer loss of reading is a potential factor in maintaining, and potentially widening, the achievement gap. This study used curriculum-based measurement of reading (R-CBM) to investigate the effect of the summer on reading. For this study, 317 students in Grades 2 to 5 were assessed in the spring and fall using Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early…
Descriptors: Curriculum Based Assessment, Elementary School Students, Grade 2, Grade 3
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DiPrima, Amy J.; Ashby, Jeffrey S.; Gnilka, Philip B.; Noble, Christina L. – Psychology in the Schools, 2011
Several authors have suggested that perfectionism develops in the context of a person's family of origin. However, there are few empirical studies that address the relationship between family variables and perfectionism. This study examined the relationship between family variables and multidimensional perfectionism among a sample of 253…
Descriptors: Family Relationship, Middle School Students, Personality Traits, Measures (Individuals)
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Wodrich, David L.; Tarbox, Jennifer; Balles, John; Gorin, Joanna – Psychology in the Schools, 2010
Recent research of relevance to school psychologists suggests that the cause, or etiology, of mental retardation can be established by medical diagnosticians in approximately one-half of cases. In the current study, 109 practicing school psychologists considered a hypothetical case of an elementary student with mental retardation and indicated…
Descriptors: Mental Retardation, School Psychologists, Neurology, Guidelines