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Maykel, Cheryl; Bray, Melissa; Rogers, H. Jane – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2018
Few youths engage in the recommended amount of physical activity (PA). Many educators have concerns about increasing PA in schools, including taking time from academics, though studies show that school-based PA can be beneficial to academics. This study extends previous research on the relationship between school-based PA and time on task (TOT) by…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Observation, Time on Task, Grade 3
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Keller-Margulis, Milena; McQuillin, Samuel D.; Castañeda, Juan Javier; Ochs, Sarah; Jones, John H. – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2018
Multitiered systems of support depend on screening technology to identify students at risk. The purpose of this study was to examine the use of a computer-adaptive test and latent class growth analysis (LCGA) to identify students at risk in reading with focus on the use of this methodology to characterize student performance in screening.…
Descriptors: At Risk Students, Multivariate Analysis, Adaptive Testing, Computer Assisted Testing
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Frisby, Craig; Wang, Ze – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2018
Although spelling skill progress has typically been studied within the context of students' responses to written story starters (Deno, Marsten, & Mirkin, 1982; Fuchs & Fuchs, 2011; Hosp, Hosp, & Howell, 2007; Shinn & Shinn, 2002), there has been little research conducted within a curriculum-based measurement framework that has…
Descriptors: Spelling, Teaching Methods, Progress Monitoring, Curriculum Based Assessment
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Frisby, Craig – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2016
Spelling words can be scored using a wide variety of scoring methods that vary in prerequisite phonological knowledge required by the scorer, as well as the complexity of scoring rules used in assigning scores. Two of the simpler spelling word scoring methods (i.e., Words Spelled Correctly and Correct Letter Sequence) typically used by most…
Descriptors: Spelling, Scoring, Comparative Analysis, Grade 3
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McCurdy, Merilee; Clure, Lynne F.; Bleck, Amanda A.; Schmitz, Stephanie L. – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2016
Spelling is an important skill that is crucial to effective written communication. In this study, brief experimental analysis procedures were used to examine spelling instruction strategies (e.g., whole word correction; word study strategy; positive practice; and cover, copy, and compare) for four students. In addition, an extended analysis was…
Descriptors: Spelling, Grade 3, Grade 5, Elementary School Students
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Hartman, Kelsey; Gresham, Frank – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2016
Disruptive behavior in the classroom negatively affects all students' academic engagement, achievement, and behavior. Group contingencies have been proven effective in reducing disruptive behavior as part of behavior interventions in the classroom. The Good Behavior Game is a Tier 1 classwide intervention that utilizes an interdependent group…
Descriptors: Student Behavior, Behavior Problems, Intervention, Behavior Modification
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Weis, Robert; Osborne, Karen J.; Dean, Emily L. – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2015
The Good Behavior Game (GBG) is a universal prevention program designed to increase academic engagement and to decrease disruptive behavior in elementary school-age children. Teachers and other school personnel use interdependent group contingencies to improve students' behavior in the classroom. Previous research indicates the GBG is efficacious…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Behavior Problems, Student Behavior, Contingency Management
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Smith, Christopher J.; Pollard, Elena; Stein, Alexander J.; Ober-Reynolds, Sharman; Kirwan, Janet; Malligo, Amanda; Matthews, Nicole L.; Openden, Daniel; Melmed, Raun D. – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2015
Schools regularly screen students for hearing and vision impairments because they present impediments to academic progress. For the same reason, schools should consider adding a universal screening for social challenges, which may also impede the learning process. This study reports on the development of the Social Challenges Screening…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Screening Tests, Questionnaires, Interpersonal Competence
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Schmitt, Ara; Balles, John; Venesky, Lindsey – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2013
This study investigated the relations among annual school absences, data obtained from triennial reading curriculum-based measurement (R-CBM) screenings, including R-CBM slope, and a high-stakes state reading assessment. Participants included 106 third- and fourth-grade students for whom attendance and reading achievement data were available…
Descriptors: Attendance, Reading Achievement, Curriculum Based Assessment, High Stakes Tests
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Gross, Thomas J.; Duhon, Gary – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2013
Students in the United States demonstrate low proficiency in their math skills. One promising intervention, computer-assisted instruction, may be used for remediation. There is growing support that computer-assisted instruction is effective for increasing addition and multiplication accuracy and fluency, but more research is necessary in order to…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Mathematics Instruction, Intervention, Feedback (Response)
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Albers, Craig A.; Hoffman, Alicia – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2012
The increasing numbers of English language learners who are enrolled in schools across the nation, combined with the escalating academic demands placed on all students, warrant the evaluation of instructional strategies designed to improve English language learners' reading performance. In this study, the authors used a multiple baseline design…
Descriptors: Reading Achievement, Intervention, Second Language Learning, Sight Vocabulary
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Harlacher, Jason E.; Merrell, Kenneth W. – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2010
The authors examined the initial and follow-up effect of Strong Kids, a social and emotional learning (SEL) curriculum, among a sample of 106 third- and fourth-grade students. Students were assigned to either the treatment or the wait-list condition and completed questionnaires on SEL knowledge and perceived use of SEL skills across 3 assessment…
Descriptors: School Psychologists, Questionnaires, Teachers, Emotional Development
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Napoli, Maria; Krech, Paul Rock; Holley, Lynn C. – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2005
Mindfulness is the cognitive propensity to be aware of what is happening in the moment without judgment or attachment to any particular outcome. This concept flies in the face of modern, Western philosophical outcomes-based thinking about events and activities. This article presents results of a formative evaluation of whether participation in a…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Formative Evaluation, Grade 3, Attention Deficit Disorders