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Giesen, J. Martin; Cavenaugh, Brenda S.; McDonnall, Michele Capella – International Journal of Special Education, 2012
Elementary and middle school students who are blind or visually impaired (VI) lag up to three years behind non-disabled peers in mathematics achievement. We investigated the impact of academic supports in the school on mathematics achievement, controlling grade, gender, cognitive disability, and family SES. Data were from SEELS (Special Education…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Visual Impairments, Blindness, Achievement Gap
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Mattison, Richard E. – Education and Treatment of Children, 2011
Middle school students classified with Emotional Disturbance in two levels of least restrictive environments (LRE)--self-contained classes (SCC) and a self-contained school (SCS)--were compared at the beginning and the end of a school year, using demographics, IQ and achievement testing, a teacher checklist for DSM-IV psychopathology, and standard…
Descriptors: Emotional Disturbances, Reading Achievement, Intelligence Quotient, Psychopathology
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Howell, Sally Clare; Kemp, Coral Rae – Educational Psychology, 2010
Components of early number sense, as identified in two Delphi studies and in the number sense literature related to mathematics difficulties, were assessed for 176 children in preschools and childcare centres across one local government area in Sydney, Australia, using tasks or modifications of tasks reported in the number sense literature. In…
Descriptors: Females, Foreign Countries, Local Government, Gender Differences
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Ponitz, Claire Cameron; Rimm-Kaufman, Sara E.; Brock, Laura L. – Elementary School Journal, 2009
We examined gender differences in the first-grade transition, exploring child and classroom contributions to self-control and achievement in a rural sample. Teachers (n = 36) reported on children's (n = 172) initial adjustment difficulty and end-of-year self-control. Observed classroom organization and teacher-reported classroom chaos measured…
Descriptors: Females, Student Adjustment, Mathematics Skills, Grade 1
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Mashburn, Andrew J. – Applied Developmental Science, 2008
This study examined associations between quality of social and physical environments in preschools and children's development of academic, language, and literacy skills, and the extent to which preschool quality moderated the associations between child risk and development. Participants were a diverse sample of 540 four-year-old children in…
Descriptors: Ethnicity, Family Income, Preschool Children, Disadvantaged Youth
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Mantzicopoulos, Panayota – Journal of Genetic Psychology, 2006
The author investigated age- and gender-related changes in self-evaluative judgments of 87 children followed from preschool through 2nd grade. Focusing on cognitive, physical, and peer competence assessed by the Pictorial Scale of Perceived Competence and Social Acceptance (PSPCSA; S. Harter & R. Pike, 1984), the author tested PSPCSA subscale…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Kindergarten, Elementary School Students, Pictorial Stimuli
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Frisby, Craig L.; Osterlind, Steven J. – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2006
Modern scale construction techniques have been used to develop scales measuring examiner ratings of examinees' test session behavior (TSB) on Wechsler and Stanford-Binet intelligence tests. This study analyzes data from the Test Session Observation Checklist (TSOC), a measure developed by post hoc rational analysis, from a portion of the Woodcock…
Descriptors: Behavior, Measures (Individuals), Check Lists, Observation