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Sivo, Stephen; Karl, Shannon; Fox, Jesse; Taub, Gordon; Robinson, Edward – School Psychology Forum, 2017
The primary objective of this cross-cultural investigation is to compare patterns in student responses to an empirically scrutinized character education measure administered to students in four school districts in Florida with students in a school in Kenya. In this way, the generalizability of findings for scale scores could be compared across…
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Values Education, Foreign Countries, School Districts
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Bilias-Lolis, Evelyn; Bray, Melissa; Howell, Meiko – School Psychology Forum, 2017
Self-modeling is a robust behavioral intervention whose therapeutic outcomes have a positive impact on a host of clinical behaviors as well as diverse student populations. To date, only two theoretical positions have emerged in the literature that attempt to account for the mechanism of this efficacious behavioral intervention. The first…
Descriptors: Behavior Change, Video Technology, Modeling (Psychology), Intervention
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Edwards, Oliver W. – School Psychology Forum, 2017
This article addresses a translational research framework for school psychology. Translational research uses outcomes of basic and applied science to enhance the overall well-being of persons. This transdisciplinary framework connects disciplines and uses their resources, capacities, systems, and procedures to advance prevention, intervention, and…
Descriptors: School Psychology, Social Science Research, Educational Practices, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Taub, Gordon E.; Sivo, Stephen A.; Puyana, Olivia E. – School Psychology Forum, 2017
This study investigates second language acquisition of learners enrolled in a dual language/two-way bilingual immersion program. Two groups of third-grade students participated in this study. The first group was composed of Spanish-dominant participants learning English, and the second group was composed of English-dominant students learning…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Grade 3, Second Language Learning, Bilingual Education Programs
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Petersen-Brown, Shawna; Panahon, Carlos J.; Schreiber, Cassandra M. – School Psychology Forum, 2017
A growing body of research has established incremental rehearsal (IR) as an effective intervention for teaching basic skills in various student populations. However, there have been no published studies to date in which interventionists have been school-based personnel rather than researchers. In this study, a paraprofessional implemented IR with…
Descriptors: Skill Development, Basic Skills, Drills (Practice), Intervention
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Kleinert, Whitney L.; Silva, Meghan R.; Codding, Robin S.; Feinberg, Adam B.; St. James, Paula S. – School Psychology Forum, 2017
Classroom management is essential to promote learning in schools, and as such it is imperative that teachers receive adequate support to maximize their competence implementing effective classroom management strategies. One way to improve teachers' classroom managerial competence is through consultation. The Classroom Check-Up (CCU) is a structured…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Coaching (Performance), Models, Goal Orientation
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Shriberg, David; Brooks, Keeshawna; Jenkins, Kisha; Immen, Jennifer; Sutter, Caroline; Cronin, Karen – School Psychology Forum, 2017
Bullying prevention and intervention are ongoing challenges for all educators, school psychologists included. A lack of research exists regarding the potential role of middle school students as direct actors in bullying prevention and intervention. This article describes a novel student leadership group for seventh graders in which the primary…
Descriptors: Student Empowerment, Middle School Students, Bullying, Student Leadership
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Ding, Yi; Laux, John; Salyers, Kathleen; Kozelka, Susan – School Psychology Forum, 2017
General personality was assessed of 104 graduate students in school counseling, mental health counseling, and school psychology programs in the United States using the Big Five model of personality domains. The students in three programs reported similarities and differences in their preference and performance in domain knowledge, with more…
Descriptors: Personality, Graduate Students, Academic Achievement, Counselor Training
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Wu, Shengtian; Gadke, Daniel L. – School Psychology Forum, 2017
Video self-modeling (VSM) is a relatively new technique used to improve reading fluency. At this point, VSM has primarily been used to supplement evidence-based reading interventions such as repeated readings (RR). There is limited to no research evaluating the independent effects of VSM in comparison to interventions such as RR. The goal of the…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Modeling (Psychology), Reading Fluency, Oral Reading
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Runge, Timothy J.; Bennyhoff, Caitlin F.; Ferchalk, Matthew R.; McCrea, Andrew E. – School Psychology Forum, 2017
Assessing a student's level and rate of improvement on an academic skill is a contemporary approach to the identification of specific learning disabilities. This approach, broadly categorized as responsiveness to intervention, however, does not obviate educators from scrutinizing the psychometric qualities of the data used to make important…
Descriptors: Intervals, Measurement, Identification, Learning Disabilities
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Sullivan, Amanda L.; Proctor, Sherrie L. – School Psychology Forum, 2016
Scholars in special education and school psychology are engaged in renewed debate about the disproportionate representation of students from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds in special education following research and commentaries challenging long held assumptions that many students are inappropriately identified with special…
Descriptors: Disproportionate Representation, Racial Differences, Racial Bias, Special Education
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Blake, Jamilia J.; Gregory, Anne; James, Marlon; Hasan, Gwen Webb – School Psychology Forum, 2016
The purpose of this study was to demonstrate how school psychologists can proactively address disparities in school suspension through the examination of office discipline referrals (ODR). Results of two studies examining high school ODRs suggest that there is value in school psychologists disaggregating and analyzing ODRs at the school level and…
Descriptors: Disproportionate Representation, School Psychologists, Suspension, Racial Bias
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Vega, Desireé – School Psychology Forum, 2016
The purpose of this qualitative study was to understand the college-going experiences of 10 high-achieving first-generation Latino college juniors and seniors at a Hispanic-Serving Institution in the southwest. Despite facing barriers, many first-generation Latino students succeed in attending and completing their postsecondary education. Yet,…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Academic Persistence, Enrollment, Postsecondary Education
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Proctor, Sherrie L.; Kyle, Jennifer; Lau, Cindy; Fefer, Keren; Fischetti, Jessica – School Psychology Forum, 2016
The purpose of this study was to investigate ethnically and racially diverse school psychology students' experiences with racial microaggressions in school psychology graduate training. Through a national survey of ethnically and racially diverse school psychology students (N = 228), the study examined if level of graduate training (i.e., interns…
Descriptors: Racial Bias, Aggression, School Psychology, Student Experience
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Wang, Cixin; Wang, Weimeng; Zheng, Lianzhe; Atwal, Kavita – School Psychology Forum, 2016
This study examined Asian American elementary students' experience with victimization. Data were collected from 313 fourth and fifth graders from an ethnically diverse elementary school in southern California. Most participants self-identified as Asian/Asian American and spoke an Asian language at home. Results indicated that Asian American…
Descriptors: Bullying, Prevention, Social Justice, Asian American Students
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