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Liu, Jin; Burgess, Yin; DiStefano, Christine; Pan, Fan; Jiang, Ning – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2020
In the Response to Intervention framework, a psychometrically sound screening tool is essential for identification of children with emotional and behavioral risk. The purpose of this study was to examine the validity of the Pediatric Symptom Checklist-17 (PSC-17) screener in school-based settings. Forty-four teachers rated 738 preschoolers using…
Descriptors: Pediatrics, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Check Lists, Preschool Children
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DiStefano, Christine; Barth, Steven G.; Greer, Fred – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2019
This study investigated the effect of item position on descriptive statistics, psychometric information, and factor structure of the Pediatric Symptoms Checklist 17-item social-emotional screening instrument (PSC-17). The goal was to determine whether item position, either grouped by factor or mixed across constructs, produced similar results.…
Descriptors: Check Lists, Test Items, Factor Structure, Screening Tests
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Thorlacius, Örnólfur; Gudmundsson, Einar – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2019
The study examined the psychometric properties of the Children's Emotional Adjustment Scale--Preschool Version (CEAS-P), a new behavioral rating scale completed by parents. The scale measures preschoolers' emotional functioning across three competency-based factors (Temper control, Social assertiveness, Anxiety control) anchored on healthy…
Descriptors: Emotional Adjustment, Preschool Children, Behavior Rating Scales, Mothers
Dowdy, Erin; DiStefano, Christine; Greer, Fred; Moore, Stephanie; Pompey, Kelvin – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2019
Screening for emotional and behavioral risk at the preschool level provides an opportunity to inform early intervention and prevention efforts. This study reports initial validation information for the "Behavioral Assessment System for Children--Third Edition, Behavioral and Emotional Screening System, Parent Form--Preschool" (BASC-3…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Behavior Rating Scales, Screening Tests, Parents
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Gardner, Lauren M.; Campbell, Jonathan M.; Bush, Andrew J.; Murphy, Laura – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2018
We contrasted Behavior Assessment System for Children, Second Edition--Parent Rating Scales--Preschool Form (BASC-2 PRS-P) parent ratings for 242 (52% African American; 39% White) preschool-aged children from three diagnostic groups: autism spectrum disorder (ASD), intellectual disability (ID), and ASD and ID (ASD/ID). Across diagnostic groups,…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Child Behavior, Rating Scales
DiStefano, Christine; Liu, Jin; Burgess, Yin – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2017
When using educational/psychological instruments, psychometric investigations should be conducted before adopting to new environments to ensure that an instrument measures the same constructs. Exploratory structural equation modeling and confirmatory factor analysis methods were used to examine the utility of the short form of the Pediatric…
Descriptors: Screening Tests, Check Lists, Preschool Children, Structural Equation Models
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Sosu, Edward M.; Schmidt, Peter – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2017
R. Goodman's Strength and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ) is widely used to measure emotional and behavioral difficulties in childhood and adolescence. In the present study, we examined whether the SDQ measures the same construct across time, when used for longitudinal research. A nationally representative sample of parents (N = 3,375) provided…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Questionnaires, Child Behavior, Screening Tests
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DiStefano, Christine; Greer, Fred; Liu, Jin – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2016
The underlying structure of the Behavioral and Emotional Screening System, Teacher Rating Scale-Preschool was investigated with a replication sample. Ratings from more than 3,000 students were used and four alternative models were investigated. As with prior research, a bifactor model with four factors was identified. The results supported an…
Descriptors: Test Validity, Screening Tests, Behavior Rating Scales, Preschool Teachers
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Vancraeyveldt, Caroline; Verschueren, Karine; Wouters, Sofie; Van Craeyevelt, Sanne; Colpin, Hilde – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2014
Externalizing behavior (EB) in preschool has been found to predict maladjustment later in life. Therefore, it is important to identify children most at risk for continuing EB beyond preschool. To date, a number of questionnaires are available for teachers to assist in identifying those children. A frequently overlooked aspect in this screening…
Descriptors: Screening Tests, Preschool Children, Behavior Problems, Aggression
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Gokiert, Rebecca J.; Georgis, Rebecca; Tremblay, Melissa; Krishnan, Vijaya; Vandenberghe, Christine; Lee, Clara – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2014
Technical adequacy and usability are important considerations in selecting early childhood social-emotional (SE) screening and assessment measures. As identification of difficulties can be tied to programming, intervention, accountability, and funding, it is imperative that practitioners and decision makers select appropriate and quality measures…
Descriptors: Social Development, Emotional Development, Intervention, Measures (Individuals)
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Marcotte, Amanda M.; Parker, Christopher; Furey, William; Hands, Jessica L. – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2014
There is empirical evidence to suggest that oral language and vocabulary on entering kindergarten are the best predictors of later reading success. Identifying skills that are predictive of later achievement using psychometrically sound measurement methods is a necessary component of early intervention efforts. Currently, there are limited methods…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Skills, Preschool Children, Curriculum Based Assessment, Screening Tests
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Liu, Xin; Zhou, Xiaobin; Lackaff, Julie – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2013
The authors demonstrate the increment of clinical validity in early childhood assessment of physical impairment (PI), developmental delay (DD), and autism (AUT) using multiple standardized developmental screening measures such as performance measures and parent and teacher rating scales. Hierarchical regression and sensitivity/specificity analyses…
Descriptors: Physical Disabilities, Developmental Delays, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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Dowdy, Erin; Chin, Jenna K.; Quirk, Matthew P. – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2013
The preschool years are a critical time to identify and treat early emotional or behavioral problems. Universal screening can be used to identify emotional and behavioral risk in preschoolers and fits well within current service delivery frameworks. This criterion-related validity study examined the use of a brief teacher-rated screener, the…
Descriptors: Screening Tests, Preschool Children, Emotional Disturbances, Behavior Problems
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Townsend, Monika; Konold, Timothy R. – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2010
Psychometric properties of the Phonological Awareness Literacy Screening for Preschool (PALS-PreK) instrument were investigated in a sample of 4,518 children. PALS-PreK figures prominently in state and federal early literacy programs as an assessment of emergent literacy skills in preschool-aged children. Exploratory Factor Analysis, Confirmatory…
Descriptors: Emergent Literacy, Phonological Awareness, Alphabets, Language Skills
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Anthony, Jason L.; Assel, Mike A. – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2007
To examine the convergent and discriminant validity of the scales on the Spanish version of the Developmental Indicators for the Assessment of Learning-Third Edition (DIAL-3), exploratory factor analysis is performed on data from 648 children who are native speakers of Spanish and who attend Head Start. Three factors, labeled "Verbal…
Descriptors: Test Validity, Screening Tests, Factor Analysis, Spanish
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