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Jenkins, Lyndsay N.; Demaray, Michelle K.; Tennant, Jaclyn – School Psychology Review, 2017
The purpose of the current study was to understand the association between bullying experiences (i.e., bullying, victimization, and defending) and social, emotional, and cognitive factors. The social factor was social skills (i.e., empathy, assertion, cooperation, responsibility); the emotional factor was emotional difficulties (i.e., personal…
Descriptors: Bullying, Victims, Social Influences, Emotional Response
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Nelson, Peter M.; Van Norman, Ethan R.; Lackner, Stacey K. – School Psychology Review, 2016
The current study explored multiple ways in which middle schools can use and integrate data sources to predict proficiency on future high-stakes state achievement tests. The diagnostic accuracy of (a) prior achievement data, (b) teacher rating scale scores, (c) a composite score combining state test scores and rating scale responses, and (d) two…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Middle School Students, Educational Diagnosis, Accuracy
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Booster, Genery D.; Mautone, Jennifer A.; Nissley-Tsiopinis, Jenelle; Van Dyke, Devin; Power, Thomas J. – School Psychology Review, 2016
Accumulating research has identified family behavioral interventions as an empirically supported psychosocial treatment for students with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The mechanisms behind the effectiveness of these interventions, however, have been less well studied. The current study examined possible mediators of improvement…
Descriptors: Child Rearing, Parenting Styles, Family Programs, Intervention
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Codding, Robin S.; Mercer, Sterett; Connell, James; Fiorello, Catherine; Kleinert, Whitney – School Psychology Review, 2016
There is a paucity of evidence supporting the use of curriculum-based mathematics measures (M-CBMs) at the middle school level, which makes data-based decisions challenging for school professionals. The purpose of this study was to examine the relationships among three existing M-CBM indices: (a) basic facts, (b) concepts/application, and (c)…
Descriptors: Curriculum Based Assessment, Mathematics Tests, Middle School Students, Mathematical Concepts
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Espelage, Dorothy L.; Low, Sabina; Van Ryzin, Mark J.; Polanin, Joshua R. – School Psychology Review, 2015
Social-emotional learning programs are increasingly being implemented in U.S. schools to address a wide range of problematic behaviors (e.g., bullying, delinquency) and to promote academic success. The current study examined the direct and indirect impact of the Second Step Middle School Program (Committee for Children, 2008) on bullying,…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Program Descriptions, Control Groups, Social Development
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Miciak, Jeremy; Stuebing, Karla K.; Vaughn, Sharon; Roberts, Greg; Barth, Amy E.; Fletcher, Jack M. – School Psychology Review, 2014
No studies have investigated the cognitive attributes of middle school students who are adequate and inadequate responders to Tier 2 reading intervention. We compared students in Grades 6 and 7 representing groups of adequate responders (n = 77) and inadequate responders who fell below criteria in (a) comprehension (n = 54); (b) fluency (n = 45);…
Descriptors: Intervention, Middle School Students, Comparative Analysis, Grade 6
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Predy, Larissa; McIntosh, Kent; Frank, Jennifer L. – School Psychology Review, 2014
This study examined the technical adequacy of office discipline referrals (ODRs) received early in the school year for predicting total ODRs received by the end of the year. The sample included 401,852 students from 593 public middle schools (serving Grades 6 to 8) in the United States in the 2009-2010 school year. The results showed that ODRs…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Discipline Problems, Referral, Middle School Students
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Fuchs, Lynn S.; Fuchs, Douglas; Compton, Donald L. – School Psychology Review, 2010
This article presents the authors' response to Sharon Vaughn and colleagues' article "Response to Intervention for Middle School Students With Reading Difficulties: Effects of a Primary and Secondary Intervention." In Vaughn et al. article, a study in which they provided professional development to content area teachers, with the goal of…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Reading Difficulties, Intervention, Grade 6
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Goffreda, Catherine T.; DiPerna, James Clyde – School Psychology Review, 2010
The Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills (DIBELS) are brief measures of early literacy skills for students in Grades K-6 (University of Oregon, 2009; see Kaminski & Good, 1996). School psychologists and other educational professionals use DIBELS to identify students who are in need of early intervention. The purpose of this review was…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Reading Fluency, School Psychologists, Validity
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Verlaan, Pierrette; Turmel, France – School Psychology Review, 2010
The development process of a program for raising awareness of indirect and relational aggression in elementary school children and teachers is described and a preliminary outcome evaluation of the program was conducted. The 188 participants were derived from 8 fourth- through sixth-grade elementary classes in two lower-middle-class schools from…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Theory Practice Relationship, Consciousness Raising, Participatory Research
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Christ, Theodore J.; Silberglitt, Benjamin; Yeo, Seungsoo; Cormier, Damien – School Psychology Review, 2010
Curriculum-based measurement of oral reading (CBM-R) is often used to benchmark growth in the fall, winter, and spring. CBM-R is also used to set goals and monitor student progress between benchmarking occasions. The results of previous research establish an expectation that weekly growth on CBM-R tasks is consistently linear throughout the…
Descriptors: General Education, Curriculum Based Assessment, Oral Reading, Disabilities
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Fabiano, Gregory A.; Vujnovic, Rebecca K.; Pelham, William E.; Waschbusch, Daniel A.; Massetti, Greta M.; Pariseau, Meaghan E.; Naylor, Justin; Yu, Jihnhee; Robins, Melissa; Carnefix, Tarah; Greiner, Andrew R.; Volker, Martin – School Psychology Review, 2010
Children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) make up a considerable proportion of students who receive special education services in schools. The present study aimed to enhance the outcomes of students with ADHD in special education settings by using a daily report card (DRC). Thirty-three children with ADHD in special education…
Descriptors: Report Cards, Intervention, Hyperactivity, Attention Deficit Disorders
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Schultz, Brandon K.; Evans, Steven W.; Serpell, Zewelanji N. – School Psychology Review, 2009
Middle school students with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) often experience academic decline within each school year, characterized by deteriorating grades from the first grading period to the last. This study reexamines whether the Challenging Horizons Program-Consultation Model (CHP-C) effectively reduces or delays academic…
Descriptors: Report Cards, Middle School Students, Grade Point Average, Academic Failure
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Hirschstein, Miriam K.; Edstrom, Leihua Van Schoiack; Frey, Karin S.; Snell, Jennie L.; MacKenzie, Elizabeth P. – School Psychology Review, 2007
This study examined relationships between teacher implementation of a comprehensive bullying prevention program and student outcomes. Implementation in third- through sixth-grade classrooms (N = 36) was measured by observation and teacher report. Student outcomes were measured by student surveys and teacher ratings of peer social skills (N = 549)…
Descriptors: Bullying, Prevention, Student Surveys, Classrooms
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Zhe, Elizabeth J.; Nickerson, Amanda B. – School Psychology Review, 2007
In response to calls to evaluate the effectiveness of school crisis drills, this study examined the effects of children's crisis drill participation on their knowledge, skills, state anxiety, and perceptions of school safety. Using a between-subjects, post-test only design, 74 students in the fourth, fifth, and sixth grades participated in an…
Descriptors: Intervention, School Safety, Drills (Practice), Anxiety
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