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Graham, Steve; And Others – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1985
The present study replicated an earlier investigation using the Pupil Control Ideology (PCI). The findings were congruent with earlier results. Consequently, it was recommended that the PCI should be refined and that the 10 item, unidimensional scale should be used in future investigations. (Author/LMO)
Descriptors: Attitude Measures, Factor Analysis, Goodness of Fit, Higher Education
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Graham, Steve; Leone, Peter – Journal of Experimental Education, 1987
The influence of disability labels, writing behavior of the person labeled, evaluator's expertise, and the interaction between these variables on the scores assigned to children's writing was examined. Disability labels did not affect the score, but the quality of writing and the examiner's expertise had a significant influence. (JAZ)
Descriptors: Analysis of Variance, Disabilities, Evaluation Methods, Examiners
Graham, Steve; Cockriel, Irv – 1995
In response to the growing public interest in seeing that higher education institutions address the personal development needs of students, this study evaluated the personal and social growth of college students and introduced an index of personal and social growth of college students. The study used the new American College Testing Program's…
Descriptors: College Outcomes Assessment, College Role, College Students, Higher Education
de La Paz, Susan; Graham, Steve – 1995
The "Education for All Handicapped Children Act" (1975) requires that all children with disabilities receive a free and appropriate public education. Determining who has a disability and who is eligible for special services, however, is not an exact science. While practices differ greatly both across and within states, screening is an…
Descriptors: Child Development, Developmental Disabilities, Diagnostic Tests, Disability Identification
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Troia, Gary A.; Roth, Froma P.; Graham, Steve – Focus on Exceptional Children, 1998
Discusses the development of phonological awareness skills in early childhood and assessment of phonological awareness abilities. Explains rhyming tests, blending tests, and segmentation tests, along with specific intervention tasks and intervention materials and programs. Urges explicit training in phonological awareness for all children. (CR)
Descriptors: Child Development, Developmental Stages, Early Childhood Education, Evaluation Methods
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Graham, Steve; And Others – Journal of Educational Psychology, 1997
Multiple-group structural equation modeling was used to analyze structural relationships between latent factors underlying measures of handwriting, spelling, and composing for students in grades one through six. Results with 300 children show that the mechanical skills of writing may constrain the amount and quality of composing. (SLD)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Handwriting, Research Methodology
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Graham, Steve; Harris, Karen R. – Exceptional Children, 1989
The study with three sixth-grade learning-disabled students found that a self-instructional strategy to facilitate the generation, framing, and planning of argumentative essays had a positive effect on the students' writing performance and self-efficacy. Effects were maintained over time and transferred to a new setting and new writing genre.…
Descriptors: Essays, Generalization, Instructional Effectiveness, Intermediate Grades
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Graham, Steve; And Others – Exceptional Children, 1992
Four fifth grade students with learning disabilities were taught a strategy to facilitate setting product and process goals, generating and organizing notes, continued planning during writing, and evaluating goal attainment. Strategy instruction had a positive effect on students' essay writing and knowledge of the writing process, and effects were…
Descriptors: Essays, Goal Orientation, Instructional Effectiveness, Intermediate Grades
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Graham, Steve; And Others – Journal of Educational Psychology, 1995
The effects of a revising goal to "add information" on revising behavior and writing performance were examined for 70 5th and 6th graders. Students assigned the goal made more meaning-based changes and produced improved text quality. Procedural assistance did not appreciably enhance revising behavior or text quality. (SLD)
Descriptors: Change, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Grade 5
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Berninger, Virginia W.; Vaughan, Katherine B.; Abbott, Robert D.; Abbott, Sylvia P.; Rogan, Laura Woodruff; Brooks, Allison; Reed, Elizabeth; Graham, Steve – Journal of Educational Psychology, 1997
First graders at risk for handwriting problems (n=144) were assigned to 1 of 6 treatment conditions, including handwriting instruction and phonological awareness training. Converging evidence across multiple measures shows that combining numbered arrows and memory retrieval was the most effective treatment for improving both handwriting and…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Grade 1, Handwriting, Memory
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Troia, Gary A.; Harris, Karen R.; Graham, Steve – Exceptional Children, 1999
Three fifth graders with learning disabilities received instruction designed to help them incorporate three common planning strategies into their current approach to writing. Students learned to set goals, brainstorm ideas, and sequence their ideas while writing stories and completing assignments. The schematic structure of stories improved, and…
Descriptors: Brainstorming, Creative Writing, Grade 5, Intermediate Grades
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Graham, Steve – Reading Improvement, 1982
Reviews research showing that the SQ3R study method does not appear to be more effective than either traditional study techniques or the students' own methods of study. (FL)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Higher Education, Reading Improvement, Reading Instruction
Graham, Steve; Henry, Nick – Diagnostique, 1981
A study involving 202 undergraduates and 115 regular educators examined the reliability of the Rucker-Gable Educational Programming Scale, a measure of teachers' attitudes toward and knowledge of appropriate program placement for handicapped children. Results showed the scale to be only moderately reliable. (SB)
Descriptors: Attitude Measures, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Knowledge Level
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