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Brock, Laura L.; Kim, Helyn; Kelly, Cara L.; Mashburn, Andrew J.; Grissmer, David W. – Psychology in the Schools, 2019
Theory of mind describes the ability to engage in perspective-taking, understand intentions, and predict actions and emotions. Theory of mind typically achieves major developmental milestones around age of 5, coinciding with the transition to kindergarten, and is associated with a verbal ability (receptive and expressive vocabulary), executive…
Descriptors: Theory of Mind, Verbal Ability, Perspective Taking, Intention
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Leung, Cynthia; Leung, Janet; Leung, Shirley; Karnilowicz, Wally – Psychology in the Schools, 2019
This pilot study used a quasiexperimental design to evaluate the Whole Inclusive School Empowerment (WISE) project providing educational psychology services to kindergartens to support students with diverse learning needs. There were eight intervention kindergartens that received WISE educational psychology services and eight control kindergartens…
Descriptors: Empowerment, Pilot Projects, Inclusion, Kindergarten
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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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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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Houri, Alaa K.; Sullivan, Amanda L. – Psychology in the Schools, 2019
Nearly one in four students residing in the United States is from an immigrant family and these children's school readiness is related to their parent's nativity and other sociodemographic characteristics. Social-emotional skills are an important conduit for academic development, yet these relations have not been explored for children from…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Social Development, Emotional Development, 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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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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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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Woods-Groves, Suzanne; Choi, Taehoon – Psychology in the Schools, 2017
This study investigated the relationship of kindergarten teachers' ratings of their students' 21st century skills (college readiness skills) with students' behavioral and academic performance. Teachers rated the frequency that their students (n = 579) demonstrated persistence, curiosity, affective, and cognitive (e.g., critical thinking) behaviors…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Academic Achievement, Preschool Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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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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Quirk, Matthew; Mayworm, Ashley; Edyburn, Kelly; Furlong, Michael J. – Psychology in the Schools, 2016
This study examined the dimensionality and measurement invariance of the Kindergarten Student Entrance Profile (KSEP) when used to rate the school readiness of children from different ethnic backgrounds (Latino or White, non-Latino), as well as from households where a different language was predominant (Spanish or English). Teachers rated the…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Screening Tests, School Readiness, Factor Analysis
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Gibson, Jennifer E.; Werner, Shelby S.; Sweeney, Andrew – Psychology in the Schools, 2015
When evidence-based prevention programs are implemented in schools, adaptations are common. It is important to understand which adaptations can be made while maintaining positive outcomes for students. This preliminary study evaluated an abbreviated version of the Promoting Alternative Thinking Strategies (PATHS) Curriculum implemented by…
Descriptors: Prevention, Mental Health, Preschool Children, Preschool Education
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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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