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McGill, Ryan J. – Psychology in the Schools, 2020
The present study examined the factor structure of the Kaufman assessment battery for children-second edition normative update with normative sample participants aged 7-18 years (N = 500) using confirmatory factor analysis with maximum likelihood estimation and multidimensional scaling procedures. For the 10 subtest Cattell-Horn-Carroll core…
Descriptors: Intelligence Tests, Children, Test Validity, Factor Structure
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Graham, Patrick J.; Shuler-Krause, Elizabeth – Psychology in the Schools, 2020
It is widely accepted that assessment plays a role in monitoring the development of young children with special needs in early intervention/early childhood settings. The process of assessing young children's language skills often looks for delays within a solid language foundation. However, many children who are deaf or hard of hearing (DHH) may…
Descriptors: Language Tests, Language Skills, Early Childhood Education, Deafness
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Dong, Zehua; Li, Min; Minstrell, Jim; Cui, Yunhuo – Psychology in the Schools, 2020
Science motivation is an important factor that directly influences students' science learning. Numerous studies have been undertaken to develop and validate questionnaire items for measuring students' motivation in science learning. This study is the first longitudinal examination of the Chinese version of Science Motivation Questionnaire II (SMQ…
Descriptors: Psychometrics, Learning Motivation, Chinese, Science Education
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McCleary, Daniel F.; Aspiranti, Kathleen B. – Psychology in the Schools, 2020
As the research base for school crisis intervention and prevention expands, the need for well-developed tools to assess school readiness in the event of a crisis increases. This paper describes how the Comprehensive Crisis Plan Checklist (CCPC) was updated to reflect advances in crisis management and crisis planning. An extensive literature search…
Descriptors: Check Lists, Test Construction, Crisis Management, Planning
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Lawrence, Roxanne C.; Bulotsky-Shearer, Rebecca J.; Bichay-Awadalla, Krystal; Futterer, Jenna N.; Bailey, Jhonelle – Psychology in the Schools, 2020
To address gaps in the availability of validated measures that assess early childhood teachers' workplace experiences, the current study examined the validity of the Early Childhood Teacher Experiences Scale (ECTES) for use in a diverse Head Start program. Mean differences in the ECTES dimensions of self-efficacy, job stress, and school support…
Descriptors: Measures (Individuals), Test Validity, Test Reliability, Factor Structure
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Sun, Meilu; Du, Jianxia; Xu, Jianzhong; Liu, Fangtong – Psychology in the Schools, 2019
The current study validated the Homework Goal Orientation Scale (HGOS) for secondary school students. Results revealed that HGOS consisted of two distinct but related subscales: mastery-approach and performance-approach. Given satisfactory measurement invariance, the latent mean differences were then examined across gender (males vs. females) and…
Descriptors: Homework, Goal Orientation, Gender Differences, Secondary School Students
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Poch, Apryl L.; Allen, Abigail A.; Lembke, Erica S. – Psychology in the Schools, 2019
Spelling has been identified as a key transcription skill that emerges during the elementary years as students learn how to write and subsequently develop fluency with writing, making the assessment of spelling a critical component of evaluation systems within schools. This includes the use of curriculum-based measures of writing (CBM-W). This…
Descriptors: Spelling, Achievement Tests, Curriculum Based Assessment, Scoring
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Meneghel, Isabella; Martínez, Isabel M.; Salanova, Marisa; Witte, Hans – Psychology in the Schools, 2019
Abstract The aim of this article is twofold: (a) to validate the psychometric properties of the Academic Resilience Scale (AR-S) in a Spanish university context; and (b) to test a model where different coping strategies are antecedents of AR, and where academic satisfaction and performance are its consequences. The studies were conducted with 185…
Descriptors: Psychometrics, Academic Persistence, College Students, Coping
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Kilgus, Stephen P.; Eklund, Katie; von der Embse, Nathaniel P. – Psychology in the Schools, 2019
The purpose of the current study was to examine the validity and diagnostic accuracy of the "Intervention Selection Profile--Social Skills" (ISP-SS), a brief social skills assessment tool intended for use with students in need of Tier 2 intervention. Participants included 160 elementary and middle school students who had been identified…
Descriptors: Psychometrics, Intervention, Interpersonal Competence, At Risk Students
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Irby, Sarah M.; Floyd, Randy G. – Psychology in the Schools, 2017
This study examined the exchangeability of total scores (i.e., intelligent quotients [IQs]) from three brief intelligence tests. Tests were administered to 36 children with intellectual giftedness, scored live by one set of primary examiners and later scored by a secondary examiner. For each student, six IQs were calculated, and all 216 values…
Descriptors: Intelligence Tests, Gifted, Error of Measurement, Scores
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McGill, Ryan J.; Spurgin, Angelia R. – Psychology in the Schools, 2016
The current study examined the incremental validity of the Luria interpretive scheme for the Kaufman Assessment Battery for Children-Second Edition (KABC-II) for predicting scores on the Kaufman Test of Educational Achievement-Second Edition (KTEA-II). All participants were children and adolescents (N = 2,025) drawn from the nationally…
Descriptors: Children, Adolescents, Intelligence Tests, Achievement Tests
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Binfet, John Tyler; Gadermann, Anne M.; Schonert-Reichl, Kimberly A. – Psychology in the Schools, 2016
In this study, we sought to create and validate a brief measure to assess students' perceptions of kindness in school. Participants included 1,753 students in Grades 4 to 8 attending public schools in a large school district in southern British Columbia. The School Kindness Scale (SKS) demonstrated a unidimensional factor structure and adequate…
Descriptors: Measures (Individuals), Prosocial Behavior, Psychometrics, Public Schools
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Cleary, Timothy J.; Dembitzer, Leah; Kettler, Ryan J. – Psychology in the Schools, 2015
Using a sample of 348 middle school students, we gathered evidence regarding the internal consistency of scores, as well as the internal factor structure and convergent validity evidence for inferences from a self-report questionnaire called the Self-Regulation Strategy Inventory-Self Report. Confirmatory factor analysis revealed that the fit…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Scores, Factor Structure, Questionnaires
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Mautone, Jennifer A.; Marcelle, Enitan; Tresco, Katy E.; Power, Thomas J. – Psychology in the Schools, 2015
Family involvement in education, including the quality of family-school communication, has been demonstrated repeatedly to have a substantial effect on child development and success in school; however, measures of this construct are limited. The purpose this study was to examine the factor structure and concurrent validity of the Quality of the…
Descriptors: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Interpersonal Relationship, Family Involvement
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Reid, Erin E.; Diperna, James C.; Missall, Kristen; Volpe, Robert J. – Psychology in the Schools, 2014
Currently, there are few strengths-based preschool rating scales that sample a wide array of behaviors believed to be essential for early academic success. The purpose of this study was to assess the factor structure of a new measure of early academic competence for at-risk preschool populations. The Teacher Rating Scales of Early Academic…
Descriptors: Rating Scales, Preschool Children, Evaluation Methods, Academic Ability
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