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In, Hyoyeon; Kim, Hyunhee; Carney, JoLynn V. – Psychology in the Schools, 2019
The present study examined the role of school connectedness in mediating the relations of social skills and school climate of diversity (SCD) to life satisfaction (LS) among school-aged children. This study also investigated whether there is any gender difference in relationships. Participants included 873 elementary school students in Grades 4…
Descriptors: Student School Relationship, Life Satisfaction, Interpersonal Competence, Student Diversity
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Saqui, Sonja; Mercer, Sterett H.; Cheng, Michèle P. – Psychology in the Schools, 2019
The current study explored whether a reading intervention combining flexibly applied multisyllabic word-decoding strategies with evidence-based fluency strategies was effective in improving the science text reading skills of upper-elementary struggling readers. Four students, three in fourth and one in fifth grade, participated in the study. A…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Elementary School Science, Science Curriculum, Reading Instruction
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van Dijk, Wilhelmina; Gage, Nicholas A.; Grasley-Boy, Nicolette – Psychology in the Schools, 2019
The impact of teachers on their students' academic achievement continues to be an area of inquiry. One area not fully explored is the relation between teachers' behavior and classroom management (CM) skills, student motivation, and student achievement. We examined these relations using a multi-level structural equation model. Data included…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Mathematics Achievement, Teacher Effectiveness, Elementary School Teachers
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Brajša-Žganec, Andreja; Merkaš, Marina; Šakic Velic, Marija – Psychology in the Schools, 2019
The aim of this study was to examine the relation of parental supervision, parental involvement at school and child's social competence with school achievement in primary school. A theoretical model was postulated that predicts direct and indirect effects of parental behaviors on adolescents' school achievement. Participants were 1,024 adolescents…
Descriptors: Correlation, Parent Participation, Parents, Parent School Relationship
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Williford, Anne; Fite, Paula J.; Isen, Debbie; Poquiz, Jonathan – Psychology in the Schools, 2019
The purpose of the present study is to examine whether physical and relational victimization negatively impacts indicators of school climate--students' perceptions of school safety, their attachment to school, and their help-seeking behavior--and whether gender moderates these associations. Using a sample of 361 third through fifth-grade students…
Descriptors: Peer Relationship, Victims, Aggression, Educational Environment
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Nelson, Peter M.; Van Norman, Ethan R.; Klingbeil, Dave A.; Parker, David C. – Psychology in the Schools, 2017
Although extensive research exists on the use of curriculum-based measures for progress monitoring, little is known about using computer adaptive tests (CATs) for progress-monitoring purposes. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the impact of the frequency of data collection on individual and group growth estimates using a CAT. Data were…
Descriptors: Progress Monitoring, Computer Assisted Testing, Data Collection, Scheduling
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Dariotis, Jacinda K.; Mirabal-Beltran, Roxanne; Cluxton-Keller, Fallon; Feagans Gould, Laura; Greenberg, Mark T.; Mendelson, Tamar – Psychology in the Schools, 2017
Identifying factors relevant for successful implementation of school-based interventions is essential to ensure that programs are provided in an effective and engaging manner. The perspectives of two key stakeholders critical for identifying implementation barriers and facilitators--students and their classroom teachers-merit attention in this…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Grade 5, Grade 6, Program Implementation
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Binfet, John Tyler; Gadermann, Anne M.; Schonert-Reichl, Kimberly A. – Psychology in the Schools, 2016
In this study, we sought to create and validate a brief measure to assess students' perceptions of kindness in school. Participants included 1,753 students in Grades 4 to 8 attending public schools in a large school district in southern British Columbia. The School Kindness Scale (SKS) demonstrated a unidimensional factor structure and adequate…
Descriptors: Measures (Individuals), Prosocial Behavior, Psychometrics, Public Schools
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Jenkins, Lyndsay N.; Demaray, Michelle Kilpatrick – Psychology in the Schools, 2015
The current study examined the link between academic enablers and different types of reading achievement measures. Academic enablers are skills and behaviors that support, or enable, students to perform well academically, such as engagement, interpersonal skills, motivation, and study skills. The sample in this study consisted of 61 third-,…
Descriptors: Reading Achievement, Reading Tests, Outcomes of Education, Achievement Need
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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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Marchand, Gwen C.; Furrer, Carrie J. – Psychology in the Schools, 2014
This study explored the relationships among formative curriculum-based measures of reading (CBM-R), student engagement as an extra-academic indicator of student motivation, and summative performance on a high-stakes reading assessment. A diverse sample of third-, fourth-, and fifth-grade students and their teachers responded to questionnaires…
Descriptors: Formative Evaluation, Summative Evaluation, Evaluation Methods, Reading Achievement
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Keller-Margulis, Milena A.; Mercer, Sterett H. – Psychology in the Schools, 2014
This study investigated how performance on reading curriculum-based measurement (R-CBM) in Spanish is related to performance on R-CBM in English. Parallel process growth models and quantile regression analyses were used to examine the relations between initial benchmark scores and growth and the consistency of the relations across student reading…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Curriculum Based Assessment, Spanish, English
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Fearrington, Jamie Y.; Parker, Patricia D.; Kidder-Ashley, Pamela; Gagnon, Sandra G.; McCane-Bowling, Sara; Sorrell, Christy A. – Psychology in the Schools, 2014
Many studies have found gender differences in certain areas of academic achievement, such as reading and math. Fewer studies have examined gender disparities in writing skills. The current study explored gender differences in written expression performance. Participants were 1,240 male and female students in third through eighth grade,…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Writing Skills, Rural Schools, Writing Tests
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McCane-Bowling, Sara J.; Strait, Andrea D.; Guess, Pamela E.; Wiedo, Jennifer R.; Muncie, Eric – Psychology in the Schools, 2014
This study examined the predictive utility of five formative reading measures: words correct per minute, number of comprehension questions correct, reading comprehension rate, number of maze correct responses, and maze accurate response rate (MARR). Broad Reading cluster scores obtained via the Woodcock-Johnson III (WJ III) Tests of Achievement…
Descriptors: Reading Tests, Reading Comprehension, Elementary School Students, Middle School Students
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Darensbourg, Alicia M.; Blake, Jamilia J. – Psychology in the Schools, 2013
The achievement gap between African American and European American youth is a pervasive problem in the United States. This study explored how achievement values and behavioral engagement affect the academic attainment of an academically at-risk sample of 167 African American youth in late elementary school. Results indicate that achievement values…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Academic Achievement, African American Students, White Students
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