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Gordon Wolf, Melissa; Nylund-Gibson, Karen; Dowdy, Erin; Furlong, Michael – Grantee Submission, 2019
This paper presents a framework for choosing between 4-and 6-point response options for use with online surveys. Using data that have both 4- and 6-point Likert-type items, we compare correlations, fit of factor analytic models, and several different reliability estimates as a way of identifying if there is empirical support for choosing a…
Descriptors: Likert Scales, Item Response Theory, Test Items, Goodness of Fit
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Cummins, Phyllis A.; Yamashita, Takashi; Millar, Roberto J.; Sahoo, Shalini – Grantee Submission, 2019
Automation and advanced technologies have increased the need for a better understanding of the skills necessary to have a globally competitive workforce. This study used data from the Program for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies to compare problem solving skills in technology rich environments among adults in South Korea,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Global Approach, Employment Qualifications, Problem Solving
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Biancarosa, Gina; Kennedy, Patrick C.; Carlson, Sarah E.; Yoon, HyeonJin; Seipel, Ben; Liu, Bowen; Davison, Mark L. – Grantee Submission, 2019
Prior research suggests that subscores from a single achievement test seldom add value over a single total score. Such scores typically correspond to subcontent areas in the total content domain, but content subdomains might not provide a sound basis for subscores. Using scores on an inferential reading comprehension test from 625 third, fourth,…
Descriptors: Scores, Scoring, Achievement Tests, Grade 3
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Moore, Stephanie A.; Dowdy, Erin; Nylund-Gibson, Karen; Furlong, Michael J. – Grantee Submission, 2019
Using latent profile analysis (LPA), this study empirically identified dual-factor mental health subtypes, with a goal of examining structural stability of emerging latent classes over three high school years. Profiles' relations with distal indicators of well-being, psychosocial distress, and self-reported grades were examined to explore the…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Classification, Adolescents, High School Students
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Roberts, Theresa A.; Vadasy, Patricia F.; Sanders, Elizabeth A. – Grantee Submission, 2019
This study addressed two areas of inquiry: 1) the influence of enlisting three underlying cognitive learning processes (CLPs) in alphabet learning, and 2) order effects for letter name and letter sound instruction. Alphabet instruction was designed to enlist Paired Associate Learning (PAL) only, PAL plus Orthographic Learning (OL), or PAL plus…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Alphabets, Learning Processes, Language Proficiency
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Mokher, Christine G.; Jacobson, Lou – Grantee Submission, 2019
This paper explores challenges in starting, developing, and incorporating partnerships between secondary and postsecondary education sectors. Site visits data from high schools, districts, and colleges across six Florida counties is used to identify the types of challenges educators faced in various phases of partnerships. We provide empirical…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Partnerships in Education, College School Cooperation, State Policy
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Goldstein, Howard; McKenna, Meaghan; Barker, Robert M.; Brown, Tracye H. – Grantee Submission, 2019
Purpose: Research-practice partnerships (RPPs) offer a tool for identifying, generating, and implementing evidencebased strategies that improve practice, policies, and client outcomes. We offer a description of RPPs and elements that facilitate successful utilization. The origin of RPPs, various approaches, and anticipated barriers are discussed.…
Descriptors: Theory Practice Relationship, Partnerships in Education, Positive Behavior Supports, Early Childhood Education
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Piasta, Shayne B.; Park, Somin; Farley, Kristin S.; Justice, Laura M.; O'Connell, Ann A. – Grantee Submission, 2019
Educators' language and literacy knowledge is considered important for informing classroom practices and thereby supporting children's early language and literacy development. This includes both disciplinary content knowledge (knowledge concerning how oral and written language are structured and map to one another) and knowledge for practice…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Emergent Literacy, Preschool Children, Preschool Teachers
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Upshur, Carole C.; Wenz-Gross, Melodie; Rhoads, Christopher; Heyman, Miriam; Yoo, Yeonsoo; Sawosik, Gail – Grantee Submission, 2019
A classroom randomized efficacy trial conducted over four years in 7 community-based preschool and 6 Head Start programs investigated effects of the Second Step Early Learning (SSEL) curriculum on end of preschool executive functioning (EF) and social-emotional (SE) skills in low-income children. Outcomes are reported for n=770 four-year-olds…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Early Intervention, Preschool Curriculum, Preschool Children
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Makol, Bridget A.; De Los Reyes, Andres; Ostrander, Rick S.; Reynolds, Elizabeth K. – Grantee Submission, 2019
When compared to one another, multiple informants' reports of adolescent internalizing problems often reveal low convergence. This creates challenges in the delivery of clinical services, particularly for severe outcomes linked to internalizing problems, namely suicidal thoughts and behaviors. Clinicians would benefit from methods that facilitate…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Behavior Problems, Hospitals, Patients
Page, Melissa; Stevenson, Olivia; Saylor, Judy – Grantee Submission, 2019
"UNISON" was an Investing in Innovation (i3) development grant funded by the Office of Innovation and Improvement, U.S. Department of Education to Take Stock in Children (TSIC), a state-wide, 501(c)(3) non-profit, private-public partnership in Florida. UNISON provided a whole school mentoring approach and focused on developing students'…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Grants, Educational Innovation, Mentors
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Hulse, Taylyn; Daigle, Maria; Manzo, Daniel; Braith, Lindsay; Harrison, Avery; Ottmar, Erin – Grantee Submission, 2019
This paper examines whether using "From Here to There!" ("FH2T:E"), a dynamic game-based mathematics learning technology relates to improved early algebraic understanding. We use student log files within FH2T to explore the possible benefits of student behaviors and gamification on learning gains. Using in app measures of…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Elementary School Mathematics, Mathematics Education, Algebra
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Pas, Elise T.; Ryoo, Ji Hoon; Musci, Rashelle; Bradshaw, Catherine P. – Grantee Submission, 2019
The three-tiered Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) framework promotes the development of systems and data analysis to guide the selection and implementation of evidence-based practices across multiple tiers. The current study examined the effects of universal (tier 1) or school-wide PBIS (SW-PBIS) in one state's scale-up of…
Descriptors: Positive Behavior Supports, Behavior Modification, Intervention, Program Effectiveness
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Wilson, Kaitlyn P.; Landa, Rebecca J. – Grantee Submission, 2019
There is considerable need for adoptable evidence-based interventions for implementation in public classrooms serving children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) during the preschool years, an important period in neurodevelopment. Barriers to implementation, including gaps in teacher education, contribute to the research-to-practice gap, and may…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Evidence Based Practice, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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Millar, Roberto J.; Sahoo, Shalini; Yamashita, Takashi; Cummins, Phyllis A. – Grantee Submission, 2019
Problem-solving skills in the context of technologically complex modern societies have become increasingly important to health management in later life. This study is designed to investigate the associations between problem-solving skills in technology-rich environment (PSTRE) and health, and to explore whether age-differences exist. Using the…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Adults, Age Differences, Lifelong Learning
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