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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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Cash, Anne H.; Pianta, Robert C. – School Psychology Review, 2014
Observational assessment is being used on a large scale to evaluate the quality of interactions between teachers and children in classroom environments. When one performs observations at scale, features of the protocol such as the scheduling of observations can potentially influence observed scores. In this study interactions were observed for 88…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Interaction, Scheduling, Classroom Environment
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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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August, Diane; McCardle, Peggy; Shanahan, Timothy – School Psychology Review, 2014
In the past decade the proportion of school-aged children in the United States who are English language learners (ELLs) grew by 32%, compared with a 4.9% overall increase in U.S. school enrollment. This only heightens the already important challenge of providing effective, appropriate reading instruction for ELLs because all teachers can expect to…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Reading Instruction, Instructional Effectiveness, Reading Fluency
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Zirkel, Perry A. – School Psychology Review, 2014
As a follow-up to a companion study (Zaheer & Zirkel, in press) that focused on the legal content in school psychology, this analysis examined legal quality. The companion study found that only 35 of the more than 7,000 articles in five leading journals of school psychology for the period 1970-2013 met rather relaxed standards for being law…
Descriptors: School Psychology, Periodicals, Journal Articles, Legal Problems
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Robichaux, Natalie M.; Gresham, Frank M. – School Psychology Review, 2014
Class-wide interventions such as the Mystery Motivator are an easy and effective way to remediate problematic behavior in the classroom and increase the level of classroom management. Multiple procedural variations to the Mystery Motivator intervention have successfully changed student behavior, but a systematic comparison of two procedural…
Descriptors: Intervention, Rewards, Comparative Analysis, Student Motivation
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Mitchell, Courtney; Begeny, John C. – School Psychology Review, 2014
Parent tutoring offers potential as a means for assisting the large percentage of students who need to improve their reading skills. The primary purpose of this study was to examine the impact of a reading fluency intervention program when used by parents in the home during the summer months. Specifically, this study evaluated the effects of the…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Primary Education, Reading Difficulties, Reading Improvement
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Knight-Teague, Kerri; Vanderwood, Michael L.; Knight, Erin – School Psychology Review, 2014
Oral reading fluency is frequently used in school settings to assess student reading skills, but it is somewhat commonly believed that some students can read words fluently while not comprehending (i.e., word callers). Previous studies examining the prevalence of word callers typically included native English speakers rather than English learners…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Grade 3, Grade 5, Oral Reading
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Smith, Jean Louise M.; Cummings, Kelli D.; Nese, Joseph F. T.; Alonzo, Julie; Fien, Hank; Baker, Scott K. – School Psychology Review, 2014
The purpose of this research brief is to present results from a study investigating the relation between word reading fluency (both initial level and fall-winter gain scores), passage reading fluency, and reading comprehension. Word reading fluency data were collected in the fall and winter; outcome measures were administered in the spring of…
Descriptors: Reading Fluency, Reading Comprehension, Grade 1, Elementary School Students
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Baroody, Alison E.; Rimm-Kaufman, Sara E.; Larsen, Ross A.; Curby, Timothy W. – School Psychology Review, 2014
The Responsive Classroom (RC) approach is an instructional delivery and social-emotional learning intervention designed to provide teachers with skills needed to create caring, well-managed classroom environments that are conducive to learning. This study examines the extent to which RC training predicts close student-teacher relationships, as…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Grade 5, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary School Students
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Bryant, Diane Pedrotty – School Psychology Review, 2014
Clarke et al. (2014) provide a persuasive case for the role of a theory-of-change model to guide the nature of curriculum development work embodying both a theoretical and empirical knowledge foundation. They illuminate the components of their model, which were used to design and test the efficacy of a Tier 2 intervention for students who met…
Descriptors: At Risk Students, Grade 1, Response to Intervention, Mathematics Skills
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Woodbridge, Michelle W.; Sumi, W. Carl; Wagner, Mary M.; Javitz, Harold S.; Seeley, John R.; Walker, Hill M.; Small, Jason W.; Golly, Annemieke; Feil, Edward G.; Severson, Herbert H. – School Psychology Review, 2014
First Step to Success (First Step; Walker et al., 1997, 1998) is a secondary-level intervention for students with behavior problems in early elementary school. The purposes of this study were to assess whether effects in student behavior and academics at posttest shown in a recent efficacy trial (Walker et al., 2009) were maintained at follow-up…
Descriptors: Student Behavior, Behavior Problems, Pretests Posttests, Fidelity
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Sullivan, Amanda L.; Sadeh, Shanna S. – School Psychology Review, 2014
For more than 30 years, scholars and practitioners have debated how to distinguish emotional disturbance (ED) from social maladjustment (SM) when determining special education eligibility and need. Scholarship on the nature of ED and SM has paid little attention to the legal parameters of practice despite the fundamentally legalistic nature of…
Descriptors: Student Behavior, Behavior Problems, Emotional Disturbances, Special Education
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Madill, Rebecca A.; Gest, Scott D.; Rodkin, Philip C. – School Psychology Review, 2014
This study examines the roles of emotionally supportive teacher-child interactions and child characteristics (aggressive-disruptive behavior and low peer social preference) in first-, third, and fifth-grade children's perceptions of teacher closeness and sense of peer community. Results from a series of multilevel models suggest that emotionally…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Interaction, Student Characteristics, Aggression
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Evans, Steven W.; Schultz, Brandon K.; DeMars, Christine E. – School Psychology Review, 2014
The purpose of this study was to examine the efficacy and dose-response relationship of a school-based treatment program for high school students with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Two paraprofessionals provided interventions to 24 students with ADHD randomly assigned to the treatment condition at two public high schools. They…
Descriptors: High School Students, Adolescents, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Program Effectiveness
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