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Kettler, Ryan J.; Elliott, Stephen N.; DiPerna, James C.; Bolt, Daniel M.; Reiser, Deitra; Resurreccion, Leilani – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2014
Two studies were conducted with samples of middle and high school teachers and students to examine cross-informant agreement on the Academic Competence Evaluation Scales. Cross-informant agreement was examined using Pearson correlations and conditional probability indices. Results of Study 1 (N = 65) and Study 2 (N = 66) indicated that teacher and…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Student Attitudes, School Psychology, Correlation
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Fisher, Mary Alice – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2014
The familiar question "Who is the client?" elicits a singular answer. This may be appropriate as a clinical question, and it is sometimes necessary as a legal question or reimbursement question, but on ethical questions, the National Association of School Psychologists Ethics Code requires school psychologists to "think plural"…
Descriptors: Ethics, Professional Associations, School Psychologists, Counseling Services
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Reisener, Carmen D.; Lancaster, Amity Lewis; McMullin, W. Arrel; Ho, Tuan – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2014
At present, the incidence rates of children identified with autism spectrum disorders are on the rise, leading to an increased number of school-aged children needing specialized services in public schools. Most intervention efforts in the school setting focus on behavioral interventions and/or communication and social skills remediation services…
Descriptors: Investigations, Evidence, Intervention, Oral Reading
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Perfect, Michelle M. – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2014
This study examined parent and youth self-reports to test the hypothesis that perceived insufficient sleep duration, inconsistent sleep habits, reduced quality of life, less frequent blood glucose monitoring, and higher hemoglobin A1c would predict poorer school functioning among 50 youth with type 1 diabetes. The data suggested that a delay in…
Descriptors: Sleep, Diabetes, Correlation, Academic Achievement
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Dombrowski, Stefan C.; Gischlar, Karen L. – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2014
The authors encourage those in the field of school psychology to consider the use of learning disabilities assessment practices in relation to specific American Psychological Association and National Association of School Psychologists ethical codes and in regard to the American Educational Research Association, American Psychological Association,…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Disability Identification, Ethics, School Psychology
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Rowe, Sarah Stebbe; Witmer, Sara; Cook, Elizabeth; daCruz, Katelin – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2014
Universal screening and progress monitoring are two essential components of the response-to-intervention (RTI) framework. Within RTI models, teachers are commonly expected to collect, score, and use much of the associated student performance data. One measure that is commonly used within RTI models is Curriculum-Based Measurement in Reading…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Curriculum Based Assessment, Reading, Progress Monitoring
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McGoey, Kara E.; Rispoli, Kristin M.; Venesky, Lindsey G.; Schaffner, Kristen F.; McGuirk, Lindsay; Marshall, Stephanie – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2014
Evidence-based practices are rarely translated into school settings. The literature examining the science-to-practice gap provides possible explanations, although these explanations are not supported with empirical evidence. Variables affecting behavior intervention implementation, such as lack of teacher training, lack of time, lack of resources,…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Intervention, Elementary School Students, Stress Variables
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Rogowicz, Samantha T.; Del Vecchio, Tamara; Dwyer-Masin, Tanya; Hughes, Elizabeth M. – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2014
In the present study, middle school teachers responded to written vignettes describing physical and relational aggressive incidents. The aggressors were male or female children committing an aggressive act against same-sex peers, who were also described as good or bad. Among the results, teachers rated female physical aggression as more serious…
Descriptors: Aggression, Middle School Teachers, Vignettes, Females
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Steiner, Naomi J.; Sheldrick, R. Chris; Frenette, Elizabeth C.; Rene, Kirsten M.; Perrin, Ellen C. – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2014
Few studies examine the classroom behavior of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in comparison with classroom peers and which teaching formats best support classroom engagement. Observations (N = 312) of second- and fourth-grade students with ADHD and their randomly selected classroom peers were conducted using a…
Descriptors: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Comparative Analysis, Grade 2, Grade 4
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Witmer, Sara E.; Duke, Nell K.; Billman, Alison K.; Betts, Joseph – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2014
Although assessment of student progress in word reading skills is common, students' knowledge and skills for comprehending informational text are rarely assessed. Despite research indicating the need for instruction in this area and a growing national understanding of its importance that is reflected in the Common Core State Standards, few…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Reading Comprehension, Reading Skills, Student Improvement
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Edwards, Lynn M.; Sullivan, Amanda L. – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2014
Delivering psychological services in rural communities presents a number of unique challenges for practitioners relative to their peers in urban and suburban communities. In this article, the authors describe the current context of rural schools and examine the ethical and legal issues school psychologists may face when practicing in rural…
Descriptors: School Psychology, School Psychologists, Rural Schools, Rural Education
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Newman, Daniel S.; Salmon, Diane; Cavanaugh, Kate; Schneider, Mary Frances – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2014
Response to intervention (RtI) is an influential system of service delivery in contemporary schools, but the specific role of school consultation in RtI implementation is not clearly defined. Instructional consultation provides a potential meeting point between consultation and RtI practices. Through a mixed-methods approach, this study explored…
Descriptors: Response to Intervention, Consultation Programs, Role, Educational Practices
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Sullivan, Amanda L.; Sadeh, Shanna S. – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2014
Scholars and practitioners advocate for the use of social skills interventions for students with emotional disabilities because significant social skills deficits are common among these students. Yet contemporary practices must be vetted for empirical evidence of their efficacy and effectiveness to ensure students are provided appropriate…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Competence, Intervention, Emotional Disturbances, Evidence
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Frank, Jennifer L.; Bose, Bidyut; Schrobenhauser-Clonan, Alex – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2014
This study aimed to assess the effectiveness of a universal yoga-based social-emotional wellness promotion program, Transformative Life Skills, on indicators of adolescent emotional distress, prosocial behavior, and attitudes toward violence in a high-risk sample. Participants included 49 students attending an alternative education school in an…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Social Development, Emotional Development, Emotional Response
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Walcott, Christy M.; Marett, Katherine; Hessel, Amanda B. – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2014
Children who are significantly inattentive and poor early readers require intervention, and traditional tutoring approaches may not be effective with this group. Using a single-subject, multiple-baseline-across-participants design, Study 1 examines whether a computer-assisted reading intervention increases performance for three first-grade…
Descriptors: Reading Difficulties, Intervention, Reading Improvement, Computer Assisted Instruction
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