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Sun, Meilu; Du, Jianxia; Xu, Jianzhong; Liu, Fangtong – Psychology in the Schools, 2019
The current study validated the Homework Goal Orientation Scale (HGOS) for secondary school students. Results revealed that HGOS consisted of two distinct but related subscales: mastery-approach and performance-approach. Given satisfactory measurement invariance, the latent mean differences were then examined across gender (males vs. females) and…
Descriptors: Homework, Goal Orientation, Gender Differences, Secondary School Students
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Poch, Apryl L.; Allen, Abigail A.; Lembke, Erica S. – Psychology in the Schools, 2019
Spelling has been identified as a key transcription skill that emerges during the elementary years as students learn how to write and subsequently develop fluency with writing, making the assessment of spelling a critical component of evaluation systems within schools. This includes the use of curriculum-based measures of writing (CBM-W). This…
Descriptors: Spelling, Achievement Tests, Curriculum Based Assessment, Scoring
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Meneghel, Isabella; Martínez, Isabel M.; Salanova, Marisa; Witte, Hans – Psychology in the Schools, 2019
Abstract The aim of this article is twofold: (a) to validate the psychometric properties of the Academic Resilience Scale (AR-S) in a Spanish university context; and (b) to test a model where different coping strategies are antecedents of AR, and where academic satisfaction and performance are its consequences. The studies were conducted with 185…
Descriptors: Psychometrics, Academic Persistence, College Students, Coping
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Kilgus, Stephen P.; Eklund, Katie; von der Embse, Nathaniel P. – Psychology in the Schools, 2019
The purpose of the current study was to examine the validity and diagnostic accuracy of the "Intervention Selection Profile--Social Skills" (ISP-SS), a brief social skills assessment tool intended for use with students in need of Tier 2 intervention. Participants included 160 elementary and middle school students who had been identified…
Descriptors: Psychometrics, Intervention, Interpersonal Competence, At Risk Students
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Irby, Sarah M.; Floyd, Randy G. – Psychology in the Schools, 2017
This study examined the exchangeability of total scores (i.e., intelligent quotients [IQs]) from three brief intelligence tests. Tests were administered to 36 children with intellectual giftedness, scored live by one set of primary examiners and later scored by a secondary examiner. For each student, six IQs were calculated, and all 216 values…
Descriptors: Intelligence Tests, Gifted, Error of Measurement, Scores
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McGill, Ryan J.; Spurgin, Angelia R. – Psychology in the Schools, 2016
The current study examined the incremental validity of the Luria interpretive scheme for the Kaufman Assessment Battery for Children-Second Edition (KABC-II) for predicting scores on the Kaufman Test of Educational Achievement-Second Edition (KTEA-II). All participants were children and adolescents (N = 2,025) drawn from the nationally…
Descriptors: Children, Adolescents, Intelligence Tests, Achievement Tests
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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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Cleary, Timothy J.; Dembitzer, Leah; Kettler, Ryan J. – Psychology in the Schools, 2015
Using a sample of 348 middle school students, we gathered evidence regarding the internal consistency of scores, as well as the internal factor structure and convergent validity evidence for inferences from a self-report questionnaire called the Self-Regulation Strategy Inventory-Self Report. Confirmatory factor analysis revealed that the fit…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Scores, Factor Structure, Questionnaires
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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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Reid, Erin E.; Diperna, James C.; Missall, Kristen; Volpe, Robert J. – Psychology in the Schools, 2014
Currently, there are few strengths-based preschool rating scales that sample a wide array of behaviors believed to be essential for early academic success. The purpose of this study was to assess the factor structure of a new measure of early academic competence for at-risk preschool populations. The Teacher Rating Scales of Early Academic…
Descriptors: Rating Scales, Preschool Children, Evaluation Methods, Academic Ability
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Hazel, Cynthia E.; Vazirabadi, G. Emma; Gallagher, John – Psychology in the Schools, 2013
This article proposes a model of student school engagement, comprising aspirations, belonging, and productivity. From this model, items for the Student School Engagement Measure (SSEM) were developed. The SSEM was validated with data from 396 eighth graders in an urban school district. Utilizing structural equation modeling, the second-order…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Models, Measures (Individuals), Grade 8
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Andersen, Melissa N.; Daly, Edward J., III; Young, Nicholas D. – Psychology in the Schools, 2013
This study sought to evaluate whether a one-trial brief experimental analysis (OTBEA) would reliably and validly identify effective treatments to improve oral reading fluency for 6 elementary school students referred for reading problems. An OTBEA was conducted with each participant to assess the effects of skill- and performance-based treatment…
Descriptors: Reading Fluency, Intervention, Reading Difficulties, Elementary School Students
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Sotelo-Dynega, Marlene; Ortiz, Samuel O.; Flanagan, Dawn P.; Chaplin, William F. – Psychology in the Schools, 2013
In this article, we report the findings of an exploratory empirical study that investigated the relationship between English Language Proficiency (ELP) on performance on the Woodcock-Johnson Tests of Cognitive Abilities-Third Edition (WJ III) when administered in English to bilingual students of varying levels of ELP. Sixty-one second-grade…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Language Proficiency, Cognitive Ability, Cognitive Tests
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Nakano, Selena; Watkins, Marley W. – Psychology in the Schools, 2013
The Native American population is severely underrepresented in empirical test validity research despite being overrepresented in special education programs and at increased risk for psychoeducational evaluation. The structural validity of the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children-Fourth Edition (WISC-IV) was investigated with a sample of 176,…
Descriptors: American Indian Students, Disproportionate Representation, Special Education, Test Validity
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Lakin, Joni M. – Psychology in the Schools, 2012
Verbal and quantitative reasoning tests provide valuable information about cognitive abilities that are important to academic success. Information about these abilities may be particularly valuable to teachers of students who are English-language learners (ELL), because leveraging reasoning skills to support comprehension is a critical aptitude…
Descriptors: Thinking Skills, Cognitive Ability, Culture Fair Tests, Test Validity
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