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Flowers, Nancy; Carpenter, Dawn M. H.; Begum, Shahana – Grantee Submission, 2018
The Middle-Grades Leadership Development (MLD) Project was designed to develop principal leaders and leadership teams who create high-performing middle-grades schools. Designed by the National Forum to Accelerate Middle-Grades Reform, the four-year project was funded from 2013 to 2017 by a U.S. Department of Education Investing in Innovation (i3)…
Descriptors: Middle Schools, Leadership Training, Principals, Grants
Seeley, John R.; Small, Jason W.; Feil, Edward G.; Frey, Andy J.; Walker, Hill M.; Golly, Annemieke; Forness, Steven R. – Grantee Submission, 2017
Preschoolers with elevated anxiety symptoms are at high risk not only of developing more severe mental health disorders in later life but are also apt to respond more poorly to intervention if they present with comorbid disruptive behavior. Because early signs of anxiety disorders may not be recognized as such in preschool settings, many children…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Anxiety Disorders, Comorbidity, Outcomes of Treatment
McIntosh, Kent; Kelm, Joanna L.; Canizal Delabra, Alondra – Grantee Submission, 2016
Research has shown principal support to be a critical variable for implementing and sustaining evidence-based practices. However, there remains little understanding of the factors that may influence a principal's personal decision to support a practice. The purpose of the current study was to examine events that influenced principals' support for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Principals, Educational Practices, Administrator Attitudes
Troia, Gary A.; Olinghouse, Natalie G.; Wilson, Joshua; Stewart, Kelly A.; Mo, Ya; Hawkins, Lisa; Kopke, Rachel A. – Grantee Submission, 2016
Many students do not meet expected standards of writing performance, despite the need for writing competence in and out of school. As policy instruments, writing content standards have an impact on what is taught and how students perform. This study reports findings from an evaluation of the content of a sample of seven diverse states' current…
Descriptors: Common Core State Standards, Writing Achievement, Writing Instruction, State Standards
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Feil, Edward G.; Small, Jason W.; Seeley, John R.; Walker, Hill M.; Golly, Annemieke; Frey, Andy; Forness, Steven R. – Grantee Submission, 2016
This study evaluated the efficacy of the Preschool First Step (PFS) to Success early intervention for children at risk for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). PFS is a targeted intervention for children 3-5 years old with externalizing behavior problems and addresses secondary prevention goals and objectives. As part of a larger…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Preschool Children, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Comorbidity
Frey, Andy J.; Small, Jason W.; Lee, Jon; Walker, Hill M.; Seeley, John R.; Feil, Edward G.; Golly, Annemeike – Grantee Submission, 2015
This study presents the findings of a quasi-experimental feasibility study examining the Tertiary First Step intervention, an enhanced version of the First Step to Success early intervention program. Tertiary FirstStep was developed to engage families more effectively and influence and improve parenting practices for children having challenging…
Descriptors: Feasibility Studies, Quasiexperimental Design, Early Intervention, Program Implementation
Frey, Andy J.; Small, Jason W.; Feil, Edward G.; Seeley, John R.; Walker, Hill M.; Forness, Steven – Grantee Submission, 2015
Preschool children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) may not always be recognized as such during their early years, but some of their behavioral problems may nonetheless prompt a referral for behavioral intervention. Whether such an intervention brings any benefit has not been well studied. We identified a subsample of 34 preschool children at…
Descriptors: At Risk Students, Autism, Behavior Problems, Communication Skills
Frey, Andy J.; Small, Jason W.; Lee, Jon; Walker, Hill M.; Seeley, John R.; Feil, Edward G.; Golly, Annemeike – Grantee Submission, 2015
This study presents the findings of a quasi-experimental feasibility study examining the Tertiary First Step intervention, an enhanced version of the First Step to Success early intervention program. Tertiary First Step was developed to engage families more effectively and influence and improve parenting practices for children having challenging…
Descriptors: Behavior Modification, Behavior Problems, Child Rearing, Early Intervention
Hedberg, E. C.; Hedges, Larry V. – Grantee Submission, 2014
Randomized experiments are often considered the strongest designs to study the impact of educational interventions. Perhaps the most prevalent class of designs used in large scale education experiments is the cluster randomized design in which entire schools are assigned to treatments. In cluster randomized trials (CRTs) that assign schools to…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Correlation, School Districts, Institutional Characteristics
Feil, Edward G.; Frey, Andy; Walker, Hill M.; Small, Jason W.; Seeley, John R.; Golly, Annemieke; Forness, Steven R. – Grantee Submission, 2014
The field of early intervention is currently faced with the challenge of reducing the prevalence of antisocial behavior in children. Longitudinal outcomes research indicates that increased antisocial behavior and impairments in social competence skills during the preschool years often serve as harbingers of future adjustment problems in a number…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Preschool Children, Behavior Problems, Comparative Analysis
Small, Jason W.; Lee, Jon; Frey, Andy J.; Seeley, John R.; Walker, Hill M. – Grantee Submission, 2014
As specialized instructional support personnel begin learning and using motivational interviewing (MI) techniques in school-based settings, there is growing need for context-specific measures to assess initial MI skill development. In this article, we describe the iterative development and preliminary evaluation of two measures of MI skill adapted…
Descriptors: Test Construction, Measures (Individuals), Motivation Techniques, School Personnel
Hedges, Larry V.; Hedberg, Eric C. – Grantee Submission, 2013
Background: Cluster randomized experiments that assign intact groups such as schools or school districts to treatment conditions are increasingly common in educational research. Such experiments are inherently multilevel designs whose sensitivity (statistical power and precision of estimates) depends on the variance decomposition across levels.…
Descriptors: Correlation, Multivariate Analysis, Educational Experiments, Academic Achievement
Hedges, Larry V.; Hedberg, Eric C.; Kuyper, Arend M. – Grantee Submission, 2012
Intraclass correlations are used to summarize the variance decomposition in popula- tions with multilevel hierarchical structure. There has recently been considerable interest in estimating intraclass correlations from surveys or designed experiments to provide design parameters for planning future large-scale randomized experiments. The large…
Descriptors: Correlation, Hierarchical Linear Modeling, Computation, Sampling