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Saqui, Sonja; Mercer, Sterett H.; Cheng, Michèle P. – Psychology in the Schools, 2019
The current study explored whether a reading intervention combining flexibly applied multisyllabic word-decoding strategies with evidence-based fluency strategies was effective in improving the science text reading skills of upper-elementary struggling readers. Four students, three in fourth and one in fifth grade, participated in the study. A…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Elementary School Science, Science Curriculum, Reading Instruction
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Nelson, Peter M.; Van Norman, Ethan R.; Klingbeil, Dave A.; Parker, David C. – Psychology in the Schools, 2017
Although extensive research exists on the use of curriculum-based measures for progress monitoring, little is known about using computer adaptive tests (CATs) for progress-monitoring purposes. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the impact of the frequency of data collection on individual and group growth estimates using a CAT. Data were…
Descriptors: Progress Monitoring, Computer Assisted Testing, Data Collection, Scheduling
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Dariotis, Jacinda K.; Mirabal-Beltran, Roxanne; Cluxton-Keller, Fallon; Feagans Gould, Laura; Greenberg, Mark T.; Mendelson, Tamar – Psychology in the Schools, 2017
Identifying factors relevant for successful implementation of school-based interventions is essential to ensure that programs are provided in an effective and engaging manner. The perspectives of two key stakeholders critical for identifying implementation barriers and facilitators--students and their classroom teachers-merit attention in this…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Grade 5, Grade 6, Program Implementation
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Binfet, John Tyler; Gadermann, Anne M.; Schonert-Reichl, Kimberly A. – Psychology in the Schools, 2016
In this study, we sought to create and validate a brief measure to assess students' perceptions of kindness in school. Participants included 1,753 students in Grades 4 to 8 attending public schools in a large school district in southern British Columbia. The School Kindness Scale (SKS) demonstrated a unidimensional factor structure and adequate…
Descriptors: Measures (Individuals), Prosocial Behavior, Psychometrics, Public Schools
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Jenkins, Lyndsay N.; Demaray, Michelle Kilpatrick – Psychology in the Schools, 2015
The current study examined the link between academic enablers and different types of reading achievement measures. Academic enablers are skills and behaviors that support, or enable, students to perform well academically, such as engagement, interpersonal skills, motivation, and study skills. The sample in this study consisted of 61 third-,…
Descriptors: Reading Achievement, Reading Tests, Outcomes of Education, Achievement Need
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Marchand, Gwen C.; Furrer, Carrie J. – Psychology in the Schools, 2014
This study explored the relationships among formative curriculum-based measures of reading (CBM-R), student engagement as an extra-academic indicator of student motivation, and summative performance on a high-stakes reading assessment. A diverse sample of third-, fourth-, and fifth-grade students and their teachers responded to questionnaires…
Descriptors: Formative Evaluation, Summative Evaluation, Evaluation Methods, Reading Achievement
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Keller-Margulis, Milena A.; Mercer, Sterett H. – Psychology in the Schools, 2014
This study investigated how performance on reading curriculum-based measurement (R-CBM) in Spanish is related to performance on R-CBM in English. Parallel process growth models and quantile regression analyses were used to examine the relations between initial benchmark scores and growth and the consistency of the relations across student reading…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Curriculum Based Assessment, Spanish, English
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Fearrington, Jamie Y.; Parker, Patricia D.; Kidder-Ashley, Pamela; Gagnon, Sandra G.; McCane-Bowling, Sara; Sorrell, Christy A. – Psychology in the Schools, 2014
Many studies have found gender differences in certain areas of academic achievement, such as reading and math. Fewer studies have examined gender disparities in writing skills. The current study explored gender differences in written expression performance. Participants were 1,240 male and female students in third through eighth grade,…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Writing Skills, Rural Schools, Writing Tests
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McCane-Bowling, Sara J.; Strait, Andrea D.; Guess, Pamela E.; Wiedo, Jennifer R.; Muncie, Eric – Psychology in the Schools, 2014
This study examined the predictive utility of five formative reading measures: words correct per minute, number of comprehension questions correct, reading comprehension rate, number of maze correct responses, and maze accurate response rate (MARR). Broad Reading cluster scores obtained via the Woodcock-Johnson III (WJ III) Tests of Achievement…
Descriptors: Reading Tests, Reading Comprehension, Elementary School Students, Middle School Students
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Darensbourg, Alicia M.; Blake, Jamilia J. – Psychology in the Schools, 2013
The achievement gap between African American and European American youth is a pervasive problem in the United States. This study explored how achievement values and behavioral engagement affect the academic attainment of an academically at-risk sample of 167 African American youth in late elementary school. Results indicate that achievement values…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Academic Achievement, African American Students, White Students
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Risser, Scott D. – Psychology in the Schools, 2013
To investigate the relationship between relational aggression and school performance, this study examined the relative and combined associations among relational aggression, overt aggression, and victimization and children's academic performance. Additionally this study examined the relative associations among relational and overt aggression and…
Descriptors: Aggression, Bullying, Academic Achievement, Relationship
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Bara, Florence; Morin, Marie-France – Psychology in the Schools, 2013
An important issue relating to the teaching of handwriting concerns the style that should be learned at school (manuscript or cursive). Whereas some countries choose to teach both styles (e.g., Canada), other countries choose to teach only one (e.g., France). Our research had three main underlying goals, namely (1) to observe and describe the…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Foreign Countries, Grade 4, Grade 5
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Sandberg Patton, Karen L.; Reschly, Amy L. – Psychology in the Schools, 2013
Summer loss of reading is a potential factor in maintaining, and potentially widening, the achievement gap. This study used curriculum-based measurement of reading (R-CBM) to investigate the effect of the summer on reading. For this study, 317 students in Grades 2 to 5 were assessed in the spring and fall using Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early…
Descriptors: Curriculum Based Assessment, Elementary School Students, Grade 2, Grade 3
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Estell, David B.; Perdue, Neil H. – Psychology in the Schools, 2013
School engagement has long been seen as an important component of school completion, and research shows that social support in the home and school promotes engagement. However, many researchers have argued that it is not a unitary construct but rather a multifaceted phenomenon, and the role of peer social support has not been as well studied as…
Descriptors: Peer Influence, Parent Influence, Teacher Influence, Social Support Groups
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Segool, Natasha K.; Carlson, John S.; Goforth, Anisa N.; von der Embse, Nathan; Barterian, Justin A. – Psychology in the Schools, 2013
This study explored differences in test anxiety on high-stakes standardized achievement testing and low-stakes testing among elementary school children. This is the first study to directly examine differences in young students' reported test anxiety between No Child Left Behind (NCLB) achievement testing and classroom testing. Three hundred…
Descriptors: High Stakes Tests, Test Anxiety, Effect Size, Symptoms (Individual Disorders)
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