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Jolivette, Kristine; McDaniel, Sara C.; Sprague, Jeffrey; Swain-Bradway, Jessica; Ennis, Robin Parks – Assessment for Effective Intervention, 2012
Alternative education (AE) programs and schools usually serve distinct populations of students with educational disabilities and mental health or other needs. AE program staff often employ a range of curricula, interventions, and strategies that form an eclectic approach to addressing student needs. This may result in practices that are…
Descriptors: Behavior Modification, Student Behavior, Intervention, Nontraditional Education
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Stichter, Janine Peck; Herzog, Melissa J.; O'Connor, Karen V.; Schmidt, Carla – Assessment for Effective Intervention, 2012
Individuals with Pervasive Developmental Disorders (PDD) have social competence impairments that can result in negative adult outcomes. Despite considerable research on social skills training, little is available to evaluate these programs. This study describes the development, administration, and utility of a progress-monitoring tool for…
Descriptors: Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Interpersonal Competence, Intervention, Progress Monitoring
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Gilbert, Jennifer K.; Compton, Donald L.; Fuchs, Douglas; Fuchs, Lynn S. – Assessment for Effective Intervention, 2012
Response-to-intervention (RTI) models incorporate a screening process to identify students who appear to be at risk for learning disabilities (LDs). The purpose of this position article is to incorporate what is known about screening into a flexible, yet comprehensive screening system to help school psychologists and other school administrators in…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Screening Tests, Response to Intervention, Reading Difficulties
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Sullivan, Jeremy R.; Moyer, Michael S.; Gonzalez, Gerardo E. – Assessment for Effective Intervention, 2011
The "Manifestation of Symptomatology Scale" (MOSS) is a norm-referenced, self-report instrument designed to assess characteristics of psychopathology among children and adolescents from 11 to 18 years of age. Although the MOSS has been used in several research studies within juvenile justice or disciplinary education contexts, the psychometric…
Descriptors: Nontraditional Education, Sexual Abuse, Reliability, Psychopathology
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Johnson, Evelyn S.; Pool, Juli L.; Carter, Deborah R. – Assessment for Effective Intervention, 2011
An essential component of a response to intervention (RTI) framework is a screening process that is both accurate and efficient. The purpose of this study was to analyze the validity evidence for the "Test of Silent Reading Efficiency and Comprehension" (TOSREC) to determine its potential for use within a screening process. Participants included…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Silent Reading, Reading Fluency, Reading Tests
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Goldstein, Jessica; Behuniak, Peter – Assessment for Effective Intervention, 2011
State-level testing programs continue to grow, and the challenge of validation does not wane. Although more than a decade has passed since the 1999 Joint Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing set out a call for the organization of validity evidence into validity arguments, practical examples of such arguments are not readily…
Descriptors: Testing Programs, State Programs, Alternative Assessment, Test Validity
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Fien, Hank; Smith, Jean Louise M.; Baker, Scott K.; Chaparro, Erin; Baker, Doris Luft; Preciado, Jorge A. – Assessment for Effective Intervention, 2011
Delivering high-quality reading instruction to English language learners (ELLs) in the early grades is one of the most challenging issues facing schools. The report of the National Literacy Panel on Language-Minority Children and Youth (NLP; August & Shanahan, 2006) defined "English language learners" as students who come from language backgrounds…
Descriptors: Early Reading, Second Language Learning, Minority Group Children, Reading Instruction
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Booker, Kimberly Wilson; Starling, LaRonda – Assessment for Effective Intervention, 2011
Published by Western Psychological Services, the "Social Responsiveness Scale" (SRS; Constantino & Gruber, 2005) was designed to assess abilities and deficits in social reciprocity. In particular, it was designed to assess subthreshold levels and severity of social impairment, a key marker of pervasive developmental disorders. The SRS may be…
Descriptors: Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Social Cognition, Measures (Individuals), Severity (of Disability)
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Burns, Matthew K.; Scholin, Sarah E.; Zaslofsky, Anne F. – Assessment for Effective Intervention, 2011
The current article reviews research published in "Assessment for Effective Intervention" during the past 3 years. A total of 57 research articles were published during that period, with a current rejection rate of approximately 78%. A close examination of the pool of articles revealed seven overarching themes: behavioral assessment tools, group…
Descriptors: Evaluation Research, Journal Articles, Periodicals, Behavior
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Calhoon, Mary Beth; Masterson, Julie J. – Assessment for Effective Intervention, 2011
The purpose of this study was to examine the morphological characteristics (i.e., number of morphemes in each word, degree of transparency between a derived morpheme and its root word) and frequency data (i.e., the standard frequency index; SFI) of six commonly used standardized spelling assessments and their alternate forms (when available).…
Descriptors: Spelling, Morphemes, Morphology (Languages), Word Frequency
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Burns, Matthew K. – Assessment for Effective Intervention, 2011
The current study demonstrates how conceptual and procedural knowledge can be used as a heuristic to better understand student math difficulties in order to develop interventions and lay the groundwork for future research. Math interventions were implemented with two elementary students using a nonexperimental single-case design. One student…
Descriptors: Intervention, Heuristics, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Skills
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Methe, Scott A.; Begeny, John C.; Leary, Lemontrel L. – Assessment for Effective Intervention, 2011
This research was conducted to evaluate the technical properties of a set of early numeracy CBM tests that were designed to operationalize early numeric concepts. Data were collected over the course of a school year from 113 kindergarten and first-grade children using nine separate tests with three alternative forms. In addition, test-retest…
Descriptors: Numeracy, Mathematics Skills, Mathematics, Young Children
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Erford, Bradley T.; Schein, Hallie; Duncan, Kelly – Assessment for Effective Intervention, 2011
The purpose of this study was to provide preliminary analysis of reliability and validity of scores on the "Self-Efficacy Self-Report Scale", which was designed to assess general self-efficacy in students aged 10 to 17 years. Confirmatory factor analysis on cross-validated samples was conducted revealing a marginal fit of the data to the…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Measures (Individuals), Factor Analysis, Self Disclosure (Individuals)
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Simos, Panagiotis G.; Sideridis, Georgios D.; Protopapas, Athanassios; Mouzaki, Angeliki – Assessment for Effective Intervention, 2011
Assessment of lexical/semantic knowledge is performed with a variety of tests varying in response requirements. The present study exemplifies the application of modern statistical approaches in the adaptation and assessment of the psychometric properties of the "Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test--Revised" (PPVT-R) Greek. Confirmatory…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Reading Comprehension, Semantics, Educational Assessment
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Cummings, Kelli D.; Kaminski, Ruth A.; Good, Roland H., III; O'Neil, Maya – Assessment for Effective Intervention, 2011
This article presents initial findings from a study examining "First Sound Fluency" (FSF), which is a brief measure of early phonemic awareness (PA) skills. Students in prekindergarten and kindergarten (preK and K) were assessed three times (fall, winter, and spring) over one school year, which resulted in multiple reliability and…
Descriptors: Phonemic Awareness, Tests, Preschool Children, Kindergarten
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