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Valle, Araceli; Binder, Katherine S.; Walsh, Caitlin B.; Nemier, Carolyn; Bangs, Katheryn E. – School Psychology Review, 2013
The present study explored how average- and high-skilled second-grade readers (as identified by their Woodcock-Johnson III Test of Academic Achievement Broad Reading scores) differed on behavioral measures of reading related to comprehension: eye movements during silent reading and prosody during oral reading. Results from silent reading implicate…
Descriptors: Eye Movements, Word Frequency, Intonation, Grade 2
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Foster, Tori E.; Ardoin, Scott P.; Binder, Katherine S. – School Psychology Review, 2013
Past research supports the use of repeated reading but does not provide conclusive evidence as to the mechanisms through which RR takes effect. Eye movement studies allow for precise examination of intervention effects. The current study examined underlying changes in elementary students' ("N" = 43) reading behavior…
Descriptors: Eye Movements, Behavior Change, Elementary School Students, Intervention
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Burns, Matthew K. – School Psychology Review, 2013
Bronfenbrenner (1977) defined ecological-systems theory (EST) as the study of the multiple interconnected environmental systems that influence individual development. To understand the child, psychologists must fully examine the environment in which the child lives including the home, school, community, and culture (Bronfenbrenner, 1986). There…
Descriptors: School Psychology, Counseling Techniques, Evaluation, Intervention
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Castillo, Jose M.; Curtis, Michael J.; Gelley, Cheryl D. – School Psychology Review, 2013
In the past 2 decades the number of women in the field of school psychology has increased markedly, with some estimates suggesting that approximately 8 out of 10 school psychologists are women, but the percentage of school psychologists who are White has remained constant at approximately 90%. This study was conducted on behalf of the National…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, State Departments of Education, School Psychology, Age Differences
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Troia, Gary A.; Olinghouse, Natalie G. – School Psychology Review, 2013
Although writing plays an important role in the academic, psychosocial, and economic success of individuals, typical writing instruction and assessment in the United States generally does not reflect evidence-based practices. The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) place a great deal of emphasis on written expression and may encourage an increased…
Descriptors: Common Core State Standards, Educational Practices, Evidence Based Practice, Writing Instruction
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Ardoin, Scott P.; Eckert, Tanya L.; Christ, Theodore J.; White, Mary Jane; Morena, Laura S.; January, Stacy-Ann A.; Hine, Jeffrey F. – School Psychology Review, 2013
Curriculum-based measurement in reading (CBM-R) is a widely used measure for identifying students in need of reading intervention and monitoring their progress. Despite a large base of research supporting the efficacy of CBM-R as a measure of comprehension, critics maintain that CBM-R is little more than a measure of word reading. The current…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Word Lists, Accuracy, Grade 1
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Ward, Bryce; Gersten, Russell – School Psychology Review, 2013
In this article, we report the results from a randomized evaluation of the Safe and Civil Schools (SCS) model for school-wide positive behavioral interventions and supports. Thirty-two elementary schools in a large urban school district were randomly assigned to an initial training cohort or a wait-list control group. Results suggested that SCS…
Descriptors: School Safety, Positive Behavior Supports, Elementary Schools, Urban Schools
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Sullivan, Amanda L. – School Psychology Review, 2013
This study examined prevalence and relative risk of school-based autism identification by race, and the relations of each to state characteristics. The sample was drawn from general and special education enrollment data for students ages--21 in 46 states during the 2008-2009 academic year. The results show that 1 in 228 students nationwide was…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Clinical Diagnosis, Incidence
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Bradshaw, Catherine P.; Waasdorp, Tracy E.; O'Brennan, Lindsey M.; Gulemetova, Michaela – School Psychology Review, 2013
Given growing concerns regarding the prevalence and seriousness of bullying, the National Education Association recently drew upon its membership to launch a national study of teachers' and education support professionals' perceptions of bullying, and need for additional training on bullying prevention efforts and school-wide policies. The data…
Descriptors: Bullying, Teacher Attitudes, School Personnel, Prevention
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Dobbs-Oates, Jennifer; Robinson, Chanele – School Psychology Review, 2012
This study investigated the association between children's mathematical skills and their behavior in the prekindergarten year in a national sample of children attending center-based child care. The sample consisted of approximately 5,400 preschoolers in center-based care from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study--Birth Cohort. Children's math…
Descriptors: Child Care Centers, Mathematics Skills, Preschool Children, Child Caregivers
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DuPaul, George J.; Eckert, Tanya L.; Vilardo, Brigid – School Psychology Review, 2012
A meta-analysis evaluating the effects of school-based interventions for students with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder was conducted by examining 60 outcome studies between 1996 and 2010 that yielded 85 effect sizes. Separate analyses were performed for studies employing between-subjects, within- subjects, and single-subject experimental…
Descriptors: Intervention, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, School Based Management, Contingency Management
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Brady, Christine E.; Evans, Steven W.; Berlin, Kristoffer S.; Bunford, Nora; Kern, Lee – School Psychology Review, 2012
School impairment is often defined in terms of impairment in academic progress (i.e., poor grades). Poor academic performance can occur for several reasons, including poor homework completion, being off task during class lectures, and inefficient study habits. However, school impairment can include other factors such as a student's inability to…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Homework, High School Students, Interpersonal Competence
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Mautone, Jennifer A.; Marshall, Stephen A.; Sharman, Jaclyn; Eiraldi, Ricardo B.; Jawad, Abbas F.; Power, Thomas J. – School Psychology Review, 2012
Although numerous studies have evaluated the effectiveness of multimodal psychosocial interventions for children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, these programs are limited in that there has not been an explicit focus on the connection between family and school. This study was designed to develop and pilot test a family-school…
Descriptors: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Family School Relationship, Intervention, Pilot Projects
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Dart, Evan H.; Cook, Clayton R.; Collins, Tai A.; Gresham, Frank M.; Chenier, Jeffrey S. – School Psychology Review, 2012
Behavioral consultation has been shown to be an effective way for school psychologists to work with teachers in implementing interventions for student problem behavior. Some teachers are resistant to the behavioral consultation process and thereby fail to implement agreed upon interventions with integrity, which is problematic considering the…
Descriptors: Behavior Modification, Behavior Change, Correlation, Student Behavior
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Volpe, Robert J.; Briesch, Amy M. – School Psychology Review, 2012
Direct behavior rating (DBR) has been described as a hybrid of systematic direct observation and behavior rating scales. Although single-item (DBR-SIS) and multi-item (DBR-MIS) methods have been advocated, the overwhelming majority of research attention has focused on DBR-SIS. This study employed generalizability theory to compare the…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Behavior Rating Scales, Student Behavior, Graduate Students
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