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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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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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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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Decker, Scott L.; Roberts, Alycia M.; Roberts, Kristin L.; Stafford, Allison L.; Eckert, Mark A. – Psychology in the Schools, 2016
A significant number of studies have examined the cognitive components of basic academic skills, which has led to major changes in both teaching and early identification assessment practices. However, the majority of previous research has focused solely on reading. This study examines the cognitive components of academic writing skills across…
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Writing Skills, Teaching Methods, Grade 1
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Gormley, Matthew J.; Dupaul, George J. – Psychology in the Schools, 2015
Teacher-to-teacher consultation (TTC) is an extension of standard behavioral consultation that seeks to transfer an established and effective intervention across a grade-level transition by including teachers from both grade levels as conjoint consultees at the beginning of the second school year. The purpose of the current study was to determine…
Descriptors: Intervention, Teacher Collaboration, Consultation Programs, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
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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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Sibley, Erin; Dearing, Eric – Psychology in the Schools, 2014
As the foreign-born population in the United States grows, the achievement of immigrant children is a pressing concern. We examined family educational involvement in early elementary school as a potential source of support for the academic success of children in immigrant families. Using a nationally representative sample, we examined rates of…
Descriptors: Family Involvement, Academic Achievement, Immigrants, Elementary School Students
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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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Munger, Kristen A.; Blachman, Benita A. – Psychology in the Schools, 2013
The purpose of this study was to examine the validity evidence of first-grade Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills (DIBELS) scores for predicting third-grade reading comprehension scores. We used the "simple view" of reading as the theoretical foundation for examining the extent to which DIBELS subtest scores predict…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Reading Tests, Emergent Literacy, Grade 1
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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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van Garderen, Delinda; Hanuscin, Deborah; Lee, Eun; Kohn, Pat – Psychology in the Schools, 2012
Teaching science to diverse learners can be a demanding and challenging task. Teachers may be underprepared and thus unsure of how to best address the needs of their students in their classroom. One approach to helping teachers is through professional development. Yet, programs that focus mainly on science or special education can fail to fully…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Special Education, Professional Development, Learning Theories
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Dombek, Jennifer Lucas; Connor, Carol McDonald – Psychology in the Schools, 2012
Retention is a frequently used strategy to support children who are struggling academically. However, the strategy is costly, and research findings with regard to positive outcomes are mixed. This study examined whether efficacious reading instruction might reduce rates of retention in first grade. We also evaluated the reading instruction the…
Descriptors: Grade Repetition, Literacy, Vocabulary Skills, Grade 1
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Stoiber, Karen Callan; Gettinger, Maribeth – Psychology in the Schools, 2011
The purpose of this study was to conduct an experimental analysis of teachers' use of functional assessment (FA) and positive behavior support (PBS) for addressing challenging behaviors in young children. A group of 35 experimental teachers participated in professional development designed to provide step-by-step training and guided implementation…
Descriptors: Intervention, Self Efficacy, Behavior Disorders, Functional Behavioral Assessment
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