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McIntosh, Kent; Frank, Jennifer L.; Spaulding, Scott A. – School Psychology Review, 2010
The purpose of this study was to examine the technical (psychometric) adequacy of office discipline referrals (ODRs) as a behavioral assessment tool for individual student, data-based decision making within a problem-solving model. Participants were 990,908 students in 2,509 elementary schools. Students were grouped into ODR cut points of 0-1,…
Descriptors: Discipline, Behavior Disorders, Psychometrics, Test Results
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Begeny, John C.; Laugle, Kelly M.; Krouse, Hailey E.; Lynn, Amy E.; Tayrose, Michelle P.; Stage, Scott A. – School Psychology Review, 2010
Reading fluency is a critical component of effective reading instruction for students of early elementary age. However, national data suggest that 40% of U.S. fourth-grade students are nonfluent readers. Implementing evidence-based, time-efficient, and procedurally standardized instructional strategies may help address this problem. This study…
Descriptors: Reading Fluency, Early Reading, Reading Programs, Effect Size
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Floyd, Randy G.; McGrew, Kevin S.; Barry, Amberly; Rafael, Fawziya; Rogers, Joshua – School Psychology Review, 2009
Many school psychologists focus their interpretation on composite scores from intelligence test batteries designed to measure the broad abilities from the Cattell-Horn-Carroll theory. The purpose of this study was to investigate the general factor loadings and specificity of the broad ability composite scores from one such intelligence test…
Descriptors: Intelligence, Psychologists, School Psychologists, Intelligence Tests
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Bear, George G.; Manning, Maureen A.; Shiomi, Kunio – School Psychology Review, 2006
Results are presented of a cross-cultural study of differences in the reasons that children in the United States and Japan give for refraining from common types of aggression. Over 200 children, primarily fifth-graders, were interviewed individually. The study was an extension of previous research showing that children who voice a self-centered or…
Descriptors: Discipline, Foreign Countries, Punishment, Student Behavior
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Ervin, Ruth A.; Schaughency, Elizabeth; Goodman, Steven D.; McGlinchey, Margaret T.; Matthews, Amy – School Psychology Review, 2006
This paper describes a 4-year project that partnered psychologists based in universities and those in educational service districts to support development and implementation of school-wide academic and behavioral support systems in four elementary schools across four districts, representing different communities with varying demographic…
Descriptors: School Psychologists, Organizational Change, Elementary Schools, Professional Development
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Gansle, Kristin A.; VanDerHeyden, Amanda M.; Noell, George H.; Resetar, Jennifer L.; Williams, Kashunda L. – School Psychology Review, 2006
Five hundred thirty-eight elementary school students participated in a study designed to examine the technical characteristics of curriculum-based measures (CBMs) for the assessment of writing. In addition, the study investigated rating-based measures of writing using the Six Trait model, an assessment instrument and writing program in use in many…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Writing Evaluation, Curriculum Based Assessment, Written Language
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Rouse, Heather L.; Fantuzzo, John W. – School Psychology Review, 2006
The validity of three subtests of the Dynamic Indicators for Basic Early Literacy Skills (DIBELS) was investigated for kindergarten children in a large urban school district. A stratified, random sample of 330 participants was drawn from an entire cohort of kindergarten children. Letter Naming Fluency, Phoneme Segmentation Fluency, and Nonsense…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Standardized Tests, Predictive Validity, Reading Ability
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Bliss, Stacy L.; Skinner, Christopher H.; Adams, Regina – School Psychology Review, 2006
A multiple-baseline design across word lists was used to investigate the effects of a modified taped-words intervention on Dolch word reading of a fifth-grade student who speaks English as a second language. The student completed a daily self-managed intervention in which he listened to lists of 30 sight-words while reading along, attempting to…
Descriptors: Intervention, Intervals, Word Lists, Second Language Learning
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Daly, Edward J., III; Persampieri, Michael; McCurdy, Merilee; Gortmaker, Valerie – School Psychology Review, 2005
This article describes the application of experimental analysis methods for identifying reading fluency interventions for two elementary school students (fourth and fifth grade) referred for reading problems. For each student the experimental analyses examined use of rewards, instruction, and a treatment package containing both reward and…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Behavior Problems, Reading Fluency, Individualized Reading
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Billings, Judith A. – School Psychology Review, 1996
Release of "A Nation at Risk Report" (1983) provoked citizens to embark on mission to improve schools, teaching, and learning. Evidence shows U.S. schools may not be in such dire shape as reported. Schools have shown they can prepare students for top universities but many do not graduate. To keep alive the promise of education reform and…
Descriptors: College Preparation, Community Involvement, Community Role, Educational Assessment
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Lopez, Ruben – School Psychology Review, 1997
Hostility towards intelligence tests is based on perception that such instruments are decisive in placing ethnic and linguistic minority students in ineffective educational placements. It is imperative that discussions about intelligence and cognition be guided by the presupposition that there are certain cross-cultural skills all students must…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Rating, Achievement Tests, Cultural Pluralism