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Dever, Bridget V.; Dowdy, Erin; DiStefano, Christine – School Psychology Review, 2018
Preschool has been recognized as an optimal time to provide behavioral and emotional supports to children; however, there is a need to examine the stability, accuracy, and predictive validity of universal emotional and behavioral screening scores in early childhood to inform procedures for repeated screenings across time. The present study…
Descriptors: Screening Tests, Accuracy, Predictive Validity, Scores
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Clemens, Nathan H.; Lai, Mark H. C.; Burke, Mack; Wu, Jiun-Yu – School Psychology Review, 2017
Although letter naming fluency (LNF) and letter sound fluency (LSF) measures are widely available to educators for assessing early literacy skills of kindergarten children, better understanding of the contributions of these skills to reading development can help improve the interpretation of LNF and LSF data for instructional decisions. This study…
Descriptors: Alphabets, Naming, Reading Fluency, Emergent Literacy
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Doabler, Christian T.; Clarke, Ben; Kosty, Derek B.; Baker, Scott K.; Smolkowski, Keith; Fien, Hank – School Psychology Review, 2016
There is a dearth of research on Tier 1 instruction designed to improve the mathematics achievement of English learners. This study examined the impact of a core kindergarten mathematics curriculum on the mathematics achievement of Spanish-speaking English learners (SS-ELs). Secondary aims tested for differential response to the curriculum among…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Core Curriculum, Mathematics Curriculum, Mathematics Achievement
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Rabiner, David L.; Godwin, Jennifer; Dodge, Kenneth A. – School Psychology Review, 2016
Research predicting academic achievement from early academic, attention, and socioemotional skills has largely focused on elementary school outcomes and rarely included peer assessments of social competence. We examined associations between these early child characteristics and academic outcomes into young adulthood using the Fast Track normative…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Attainment, Prediction, Attention
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Eisenhower, Abbey; Taylor, Heather; Baker, Bruce L. – School Psychology Review, 2016
Starting Strong in Kindergarten (Starting Strong) is a school-based indicated prevention targeting behavior problems, student-teacher relationships, and parent-school connectedness for children with or at risk for disruptive behavior problems during the transition to kindergarten. By use of a block-randomized, controlled trial to test program…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Prevention, Transitional Programs, Behavior Problems
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Owens, Julie Sarno; Storer, Jennifer; Holdaway, Alex S.; Serrano, Verenea J.; Watabe, Yuko; Himawan, Lina K.; Krelko, Rebecca E.; Vause, Katherine J.; Girio-Herrera, Erin; Andrews, Nina – School Psychology Review, 2015
The current study examined the utility and incremental validity of parent ratings on the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire and Disruptive Behavior Disorders rating scale completed at kindergarten registration in identifying risk status as defined by important criterion variables (teacher ratings, daily behavioral performance, and quarterly…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Kindergarten, Social Problems, Emotional Problems
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Clemens, Nathan H.; Hagan-Burke, Shanna; Luo, Wen; Cerda, Carissa; Blakely, Alane; Frosch, Jennifer; Gamez-Patience, Brenda; Jones, Meredith – School Psychology Review, 2015
This study examined the predictive validity of a computer-adaptive assessment for measuring kindergarten reading skills using the STAR Early Literacy (SEL) test. The findings showed that the results of SEL assessments administered during the fall, winter, and spring of kindergarten were moderate and statistically significant predictors of year-end…
Descriptors: Predictive Validity, Computer Assisted Testing, Kindergarten, Grade 1
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Bear, George G.; Mantz, Lindsey S.; Glutting, Joseph J.; Yang, Chunyan; Boyer, Deborah E. – School Psychology Review, 2015
Prevalence rates for bullying victimization among children with disabilities have varied greatly in the research literature. Two reasons for such variability were the focus of this study: (a) rates vary as a function of disability type, and (b) rates vary based on the bullying measure and criteria used to classify students as bullying victims. The…
Descriptors: Special Education, Special Needs Students, Bullying, Disabilities
Garbacz, S. Andrew; Sheridan, Susan M.; Koziol, Natalie A.; Kwon, Kyongboon; Holmes, Shannon R. – School Psychology Review, 2015
The present study examined parent-teacher congruent communication within conjoint behavioral consultation (CBC). Specifically, the study purpose was to determine the extent to which congruence in parent-teacher communication (i.e., the degree to which parents and teachers view their communication in a similar fashion) moderated CBC's effects on…
Descriptors: Parent Teacher Cooperation, Interpersonal Competence, Intervention, Teacher Attitudes
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DuBois, Matthew R.; Volpe, Robert J.; Hemphill, Elizabeth M. – School Psychology Review, 2014
Given that many schools have limited resources and a high proportion of students who present with deficits in early literacy skills, supports aimed at preventing reading failure must be simple and efficient and generate meaningful changes in student learning. We used a randomized group design with a wait-list control to extend the work of Volpe,…
Descriptors: Randomized Controlled Trials, Control Groups, Experimental Groups, Tutoring
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O'Connor, Erin E.; Cappella, Elise; McCormick, Meghan P.; McClowry, Sandee G. – School Psychology Review, 2014
This study investigated the efficacy of the INSIGHTS into Children's Temperament intervention in supporting the academic development of shy kindergarten and first-grade children. INSIGHTS is a temperament-based intervention with teacher, parent, and classroom programs. The participants included 345 children from 22 low-income, urban elementary…
Descriptors: Shyness, Academic Achievement, Intervention, Personality
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Mautone, Jennifer A.; Marshall, Stephen A.; Sharman, Jaclyn; Eiraldi, Ricardo B.; Jawad, Abbas F.; Power, Thomas J. – School Psychology Review, 2012
Although numerous studies have evaluated the effectiveness of multimodal psychosocial interventions for children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, these programs are limited in that there has not been an explicit focus on the connection between family and school. This study was designed to develop and pilot test a family-school…
Descriptors: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Family School Relationship, Intervention, Pilot Projects
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Rikoon, Samuel H.; McDermott, Paul A.; Fantuzzo, John W. – School Psychology Review, 2012
This study reports new evidence for the dimensionality and validity of the Learning Behaviors Scale in samples of Head Start children. A sample of 900 former Head Start children enrolled in public kindergarten and first-grade classrooms was studied using modern techniques to analyze item responses represented as ordered categories. Findings from…
Descriptors: Factor Analysis, Validity, Measures (Individuals), Factor Structure
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Solomon, Benjamin G.; Klein, Suzanne A.; Politylo, Bethany C. – School Psychology Review, 2012
Performance feedback (PF) has become popular in the school-based literature as a method to increase the treatment integrity of prescribed interventions. The current study extracted and aggregated data from single-case studies that used PF in school settings to increase teachers' use of classroom-based interventions. Results suggest PF is…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Teachers, Intervention, Fidelity
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Cornell, Dewey G.; Allen, Korrie; Fan, Xitao – School Psychology Review, 2012
This randomized controlled study examined disciplinary outcomes for 201 students who made threats of violence at school. The students attended 40 schools randomly assigned to use the Virginia Student Threat Assessment Guidelines or follow a business-as-usual disciplinary approach in a control group. Logistic regression analyses found, after…
Descriptors: Risk Assessment, Guidelines, Discipline, Violence
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