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O'Neal, Colleen R. – School Psychology Quarterly, 2018
The objective of this short-term longitudinal study was to examine individual versus classroom peer effects of grit on later individual literacy achievement in elementary school. The dual language learner, largely Latina/o sample included students from the 3rd through the 5th grades. Participants completed a literacy achievement performance task…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Resilience (Psychology), Literacy, Elementary School Students
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Blodgett, Christopher; Lanigan, Jane D. – School Psychology Quarterly, 2018
We explored the feasibility of using school personnel as reporters to examine the relationship between the level of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) exposure in a nonclinical sample of public elementary schoolchildren and academic risk. We selected a random sample of 2,101 children from kindergarten through 6th grade classroom rosters at 10…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Success, At Risk Students, Regression (Statistics)
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Santiago, Catherine DeCarlo; Raviv, Tali; Ros, Anna Maria; Brewer, Stephanie K.; Distel, Laura M. L.; Torres, Stephanie A.; Fuller, Anne K.; Lewis, Krystal M.; Coyne, Claire A.; Cicchetti, Colleen; Langley, Audra K. – School Psychology Quarterly, 2018
The current study provides the first replication trial of Bounce Back, a school-based intervention for elementary students exposed to trauma, in a different school district and geographical area. Participants in this study were 52 1st through 4th graders (M[subscript age] = 7.76 years; 65% male) who were predominately Latino (82%). Schools were…
Descriptors: Trauma, Urban Schools, Elementary Schools, Intervention
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Smith, Rhonda L.; Eklund, Katie; Kilgus, Stephen P. – School Psychology Quarterly, 2018
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the concurrent validity, sensitivity to change, and teacher acceptability of Direct Behavior Rating single-item scales (DBR-SIS), a brief progress monitoring measure designed to assess student behavioral change in response to intervention. Twenty-four elementary teacher-student dyads implemented a daily…
Descriptors: Behavior Rating Scales, Test Validity, Progress Monitoring, Student Behavior
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Hughes, Kathleen; Coplan, Robert J. – School Psychology Quarterly, 2018
The goal of the current study was to examine the complex links among anxious solitude, classroom climate, engagement, achievement, and gender. In particular, drawing upon the differential susceptibility hypothesis (Belsky, 1997), we investigated if children high in anxious solitude were particularly sensitive and responsive to the classroom…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Anxiety, Gender Differences, Learner Engagement
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Bear, George G.; Yang, Chunyan; Chen, Dandan; He, Xianyou; Xie, Jia-Shu; Huang, Xishan – School Psychology Quarterly, 2018
Objective: The purpose of this study was to examine differences between American and Chinese students in their perceptions of school climate and engagement in school, and in the relation between school climate and engagement. Method: Confirmatory factor analyses were used to support the factor structure and measurement invariance of the two…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Educational Environment, Learner Engagement
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Daniels, Brian; Volpe, Robert J.; Fabiano, Gregory A.; Briesch, Amy M. – School Psychology Quarterly, 2017
This study examines the classification accuracy and teacher acceptability of a problem-focused screener for academic and disruptive behavior problems, which is directly linked to evidence-based intervention. Participants included 39 classroom teachers from 2 public school districts in the Northeastern United States. Teacher ratings were obtained…
Descriptors: Classification, Accuracy, Teacher Evaluation, Public School Teachers
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Sandilos, Lia E.; Shervey, Sarah Wollersheim; DiPerna, James C.; Lei, Puiwa; Cheng, Weiyi – School Psychology Quarterly, 2017
This study examined the internal structure of the Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS; K-3 version). The original CLASS K-3 model (Pianta, La Paro, & Hamre, 2008) and 5 alternative models were tested using confirmatory factor analysis with a sample of first- and second-grade classrooms (N = 141). Findings indicated that a slightly…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Factor Analysis, Kindergarten, Grade 1
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Eckert, Tanya L.; Hier, Bridget O.; Hamsho, Narmene F.; Malandrino, Rigby D. – School Psychology Quarterly, 2017
The psychometric properties of the Kids Intervention Profile (KIP), a rating scale designed to measure academic intervention acceptability from the perspective of students, were examined as well as the influence of background factors on students' acceptability ratings. Data were extracted from 4 randomized controlled trials investigating the…
Descriptors: Childhood Attitudes, Intervention, Rating Scales, Randomized Controlled Trials
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Graves, Scott L., Jr.; Herndon-Sobalvarro, Adriana; Nichols, Kayla; Aston, Candice; Ryan, Alison; Blefari, Adam; Schutte, Kerry; Schachner, Andrea; Vicoria, Lindsey; Prier, Darius – School Psychology Quarterly, 2017
The purpose of the present study was to assess the efficacy of a culturally adapted version of the Strong Start intervention program on the social-emotional outcomes of African American male students. Externalizing behavior problems of children, specifically African American males, are of great concern for schools. Punitive discipline polices such…
Descriptors: Males, Elementary School Students, Coping, Intervention
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Shapiro, Edward S.; Gebhardt, Sarah; Flatley, Katie; Guard, Kirra B.; Fu, Qiong; Leichman, Erin S.; Calhoon, Mary Beth; Hojnoski, Robin – School Psychology Quarterly, 2017
The development and psychometric qualities of a measure using teacher judgment to rate performance in reading comprehension for narrative text is described--the Rating Scales for Academic Skills-Reading Comprehension Narrative (RSAS-RCN). Sixty-five teachers from the third, fourth, and fifth grades of 8 elementary schools completed the measure on…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Rating Scales, Elementary School Teachers, Grade 3
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Noell, George H.; Volz, Jennifer R.; Henderson, Marie Y.; Williams, Kashunda L. – School Psychology Quarterly, 2017
This study examined the percentage of steps implemented from treatment plans following consultation with teachers. Interventions were implemented for 39 elementary school students referred for consultation and treatment for challenging behavior or academic deficits. An integrated support model that included antecedent social influence and planning…
Descriptors: Consultation Programs, Elementary School Students, Intervention, Models
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Anthony, Christopher James; DiPerna, James Clyde – School Psychology Quarterly, 2017
The Academic Competence Evaluation Scales-Teacher Form (ACES-TF; DiPerna & Elliott, 2000) was developed to measure student academic skills and enablers (interpersonal skills, engagement, motivation, and study skills). Although ACES-TF scores have demonstrated psychometric adequacy, the length of the measure may be prohibitive for certain…
Descriptors: Test Items, Efficiency, Item Response Theory, Test Length
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Madjar, Nir; Cohen-Malayev, Maya – School Psychology Quarterly, 2016
The implications of the transition from elementary to middle school are of major concern for educators and researchers worldwide. Previous studies have yielded ambiguous findings; some have indicated negative outcomes of school transition, whereas others have demonstrated null or even positive effects. The aim of the current research was to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Middle School Students, Student Promotion
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Dever, Bridget V.; Raines, Tara C.; Dowdy, Erin – School Psychology Quarterly, 2016
Given the steady increase of students from diverse backgrounds in the U.S. educational system, in particular immigrant and Latino students, it is important to consider how to best support all students within our schools. The present study focuses on the Behavior Assessment System for Children-Second Edition (BASC-2) Behavioral and Emotional…
Descriptors: Factor Structure, Immigrants, Child Behavior, Rating Scales
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