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Froh, Jeffrey J.; Bono, Giacomo; Fan, Jinyan; Emmons, Robert A.; Henderson, Katherine; Harris, Cheray; Leggio, Heather; Wood, Alex M. – School Psychology Review, 2014
Gratitude is essential to social life and well-being. Although research with youth populations has gained momentum recently, only two gratitude interventions have been conducted in youth, targeting mostly adolescents. In the current research, we tested a new intervention for promoting gratitude among the youngest children targeted to date.…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Psychological Patterns, Elementary School Students, Randomized Controlled Trials
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Clarke, Ben; Doabler, Christian T.; Strand Cary, Mari; Kosty, Derek; Baker, Scott; Fien, Hank; Smolkowski, Keith – School Psychology Review, 2014
This pilot study examined the efficacy of a Tier 2 first-grade mathematics intervention program targeting whole-number understanding for students at risk in mathematics. The study used a randomized block design. Students (N = 89) were randomly assigned to treatment (Fusion) or control (standard district practice) conditions. Measures of…
Descriptors: Grade 1, Elementary School Mathematics, Intervention, At Risk Students
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Varma, Sashank; Schleisman, Katrina B. – School Psychology Review, 2014
Incremental rehearsal (IR) is a flashcard technique that has been developed and evaluated by school psychologists. We discuss potential learning and memory effects from cognitive psychology that may explain the observed superiority of IR over other flashcard techniques. First, we propose that IR is a form of "spaced practice" that…
Descriptors: Drills (Practice), Instructional Materials, School Psychology, School Psychologists
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Mercer, Sterett H.; Idler, Alyssa M.; Bartfai, Jamie M. – School Psychology Review, 2014
This study is an investigation of the extent to which school psychology intervention research is guided by theory and addresses theoretical implications of findings. Intervention studies published during 2007-2012 in four journals, "Journal of School Psychology," "Psychology in the Schools," "School Psychology…
Descriptors: School Psychology, Intervention, School Psychologists, Program Evaluation
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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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Thornblad, Shannon C.; Christ, Theodore J. – School Psychology Review, 2014
Curriculum-based measurement of reading (CBM-R) is used in research and practice to estimate the level and trend of student achievement. Although there is limited empirical or psychometric support to guide CBM-R progress monitoring practices, derived trend estimates are used to inform a variety of educational decisions including evaluations of…
Descriptors: Curriculum Based Assessment, Progress Monitoring, Program Evaluation, Reading
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Layous, Kristin; Lyubomirsky, Sonja – School Psychology Review, 2014
The present commentary considers the theoretical and applied implications of Froh, Bono, and colleagues' benefit-appraisals intervention to promote gratitude among youth. First, we discuss the developmental competencies that children need to master before they can benefit from this intervention. The target curriculum was successful among 8- to…
Descriptors: Youth, Intervention, Children, Prosocial Behavior
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Bowman-Perrott, Lisa; Burke, Mack D.; Zhang, Nan; Zaini, Samar – School Psychology Review, 2014
This meta-analysis examined the direct (primary) and collateral (secondary) effects of peer tutoring on social and behavioral outcomes for 128 participants in prekindergarten through grade 12 across 20 studies using SCR designs. The overall TauU weighted effect size across studies was 0.62 (95% CI [0.58, 0.66]), indicating that a small to moderate…
Descriptors: Peer Teaching, Tutoring, Research Design, Effect Size
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Fabiano, Gregory A. – School Psychology Review, 2014
Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder is now widely conceptualized as a life course-persistent disorder, present from early childhood, and it results in pronounced impairment in functioning within educational settings, including high school. Current intervention approaches are briefly reviewed, and an approach to framing interventions within a…
Descriptors: Intervention, High School Students, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Futures (of Society)
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Hosp, John L.; Suchey, Nicole – School Psychology Review, 2014
Over the past few decades, reading assessment has been pushed to the forefront of the national discussion about education. The most recent reauthorizations of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (1994, 2001) made assessment a priority as administrators and teachers are attempting to meet increasing accountability standards, but measuring…
Descriptors: Reading Fluency, Reading Comprehension, Reading Tests, Reading Ability
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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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Rayner, Keith; Ardoin, Scott P.; Binder, Katherine S. – School Psychology Review, 2013
Issues related to research on children's eye movements during reading are discussed. Specifically, the following topics are addressed: (1) basic methodological issues, (2) prior research findings on children's reading, (3) research that is missing in the literature regarding children's eye movements during reading, (4) applied…
Descriptors: Eye Movements, Children, Reading Skills, Research Methodology
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Bergeron, Renee; Floyd, Randy G. – School Psychology Review, 2013
This study examined the group- and individual-level part score profiles of children with intellectual disability (ID) who participated in clinical validity studies supporting three individually administered intelligence tests. Across tests, children with ID produced group-level profiles comprising mean part scores that fell in the Low to Very Low…
Descriptors: Intelligence Tests, Mental Retardation, Profiles, Validity
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Bowman-Perrott, Lisa; Davis, Heather; Vannest, Kimberly; Williams, Lauren; Greenwood, Charles; Parker, Richard – School Psychology Review, 2013
Peer tutoring is an instructional strategy that involves students helping each other learn content through repetition of key concepts. This meta-analysis examined effects of peer tutoring across 26 single-case research experiments for 938 students in Grades 1-12. The TauU effect size for 195 phase contrasts was 0.75 with a confidence interval of…
Descriptors: Tutoring, Educational Strategies, Behavior Disorders, Peer Teaching
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Allen, Joseph; Gregory, Anne; Mikami, Amori; Lun, Janetta; Hamre, Bridget; Pianta, Robert – School Psychology Review, 2013
Multilevel modeling techniques were used with a sample of 643 students enrolled in 37 secondary school classrooms to predict future student achievement (controlling for baseline achievement) from observed teacher interactions with students in the classroom, coded using the Classroom Assessment Scoring System--Secondary. After accounting for prior…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Secondary School Teachers, Secondary School Students, Academic Achievement
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