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Bradshaw, Catherine P.; Waasdorp, Tracy E.; O'Brennan, Lindsey M.; Gulemetova, Michaela – School Psychology Review, 2013
Given growing concerns regarding the prevalence and seriousness of bullying, the National Education Association recently drew upon its membership to launch a national study of teachers' and education support professionals' perceptions of bullying, and need for additional training on bullying prevention efforts and school-wide policies. The data…
Descriptors: Bullying, Teacher Attitudes, School Personnel, Prevention
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Dobbs-Oates, Jennifer; Robinson, Chanele – School Psychology Review, 2012
This study investigated the association between children's mathematical skills and their behavior in the prekindergarten year in a national sample of children attending center-based child care. The sample consisted of approximately 5,400 preschoolers in center-based care from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study--Birth Cohort. Children's math…
Descriptors: Child Care Centers, Mathematics Skills, Preschool Children, Child Caregivers
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DuPaul, George J.; Eckert, Tanya L.; Vilardo, Brigid – School Psychology Review, 2012
A meta-analysis evaluating the effects of school-based interventions for students with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder was conducted by examining 60 outcome studies between 1996 and 2010 that yielded 85 effect sizes. Separate analyses were performed for studies employing between-subjects, within- subjects, and single-subject experimental…
Descriptors: Intervention, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, School Based Management, Contingency Management
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Brady, Christine E.; Evans, Steven W.; Berlin, Kristoffer S.; Bunford, Nora; Kern, Lee – School Psychology Review, 2012
School impairment is often defined in terms of impairment in academic progress (i.e., poor grades). Poor academic performance can occur for several reasons, including poor homework completion, being off task during class lectures, and inefficient study habits. However, school impairment can include other factors such as a student's inability to…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Homework, High School Students, Interpersonal Competence
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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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Dart, Evan H.; Cook, Clayton R.; Collins, Tai A.; Gresham, Frank M.; Chenier, Jeffrey S. – School Psychology Review, 2012
Behavioral consultation has been shown to be an effective way for school psychologists to work with teachers in implementing interventions for student problem behavior. Some teachers are resistant to the behavioral consultation process and thereby fail to implement agreed upon interventions with integrity, which is problematic considering the…
Descriptors: Behavior Modification, Behavior Change, Correlation, Student Behavior
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Volpe, Robert J.; Briesch, Amy M. – School Psychology Review, 2012
Direct behavior rating (DBR) has been described as a hybrid of systematic direct observation and behavior rating scales. Although single-item (DBR-SIS) and multi-item (DBR-MIS) methods have been advocated, the overwhelming majority of research attention has focused on DBR-SIS. This study employed generalizability theory to compare the…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Behavior Rating Scales, Student Behavior, Graduate Students
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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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Herman, Keith C.; Riley-Tillman, T. Chris; Reinke, Wendy M. – School Psychology Review, 2012
The articles in this Special Topic issue present a range of assessment models and challenges for improving the identification and early intervention of students in need of additional supports. Although each article targets a unique aspect of student learning (learning behaviors, math skills, reading comprehension, behavioral functioning, and…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Prevention, Public Health, Problem Solving
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van den Broek, Paul; Espin, Christine A. – School Psychology Review, 2012
The ability to read and comprehend texts is an essential component of successful functioning in our world. A substantial amount of information comes to us through written means, whether it is through regular print, Internet, or other media. Part of this information is for our enjoyment, part of it is vital for our basic functioning--application…
Descriptors: Individual Differences, Reading Comprehension, Epistemology, Reading Ability
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Humphrey, Neil; Wigelsworth, Michael – School Psychology Review, 2012
The current study explores some of the factors associated with children's mental health difficulties in primary school. Multilevel modeling with data from 628 children from 36 schools was used to determine how much variation in mental health difficulties exists between and within schools, and to identify characteristics at the school and…
Descriptors: School Effectiveness, Well Being, Mental Health, Emotional Intelligence
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Langberg, Joshua M.; Epstein, Jeffery N.; Becker, Stephen P. – School Psychology Review, 2012
The purpose of the study was to evaluate the Homework, Organization, and Planning Skills (HOPS) intervention for middle school students with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) as implemented by school mental health (SMH) providers using a randomized trial design. Seventeen SMH providers from five school districts implemented the HOPS…
Descriptors: Homework, Intervention, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Mental Health
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Polanin, Joshua R.; Espelage, Dorothy L.; Pigott, Therese D. – School Psychology Review, 2012
This meta-analysis synthesized bullying prevention programs' effectiveness at increasing bystander intervention in bullying situations. Evidence from 12 school-based programs, involving 12,874 students, indicated that overall the programs were successful (Hedges's g = 0.20, 95% confidence interval [CI] = 0.11 to 0.29, p = 0.001), with larger…
Descriptors: Intervention, Bullying, Prevention, Program Effectiveness
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McDermott, Paul A.; Rikoon, Samuel H.; Waterman, Clare; Fantuzzo, John W. – School Psychology Review, 2012
Given the importance of accurately gauging early childhood approaches to learning, this study reports evidence for the dimensionality and utility of the Preschool Learning Behaviors Scale for use with disadvantaged preschool children. Data from a large (N = 1,666) sample representative of urban Head Start classrooms revealed three reliable…
Descriptors: Evidence, Disadvantaged Youth, Academic Achievement, Learning Strategies
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Reyes, Maria Regina; Brackett, Marc A.; Rivers, Susan E.; Elbertson, Nicole A.; Salovey, Peter – School Psychology Review, 2012
This study examined how training, dosage, and implementation quality of a social and emotional learning program, The RULER Approach, were related to students' social and emotional competencies. There were no main effects for any of the variables on student outcomes, but students had more positive outcomes when their teachers (a) attended more…
Descriptors: Interaction, Emotional Development, Social Development, Interpersonal Competence
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