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Denham Susanne A., Bassett Hideko H., Zinsser Katherine M., Bradburn Isabel, Bailey Craig S., Shewark Elizabeth A., Ferrier David E., Liverette Kristi H., Steed Jessica, Karalus Samantha P., Kianpour Saeid, Q2 2020
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Social-emotional competence (SEC) is increasingly acknowledged by parents, educators, and lawmakers as central to school success. Given the tremendous SEC gains made by preschoolers, early childhood educators need access to sensitive assessment…
Spiegel Jamie A., Lonigan Christopher J., Q3 2018
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The Head-Toes-Knees-Shoulders (HTKS) task is a commonly used measure of executive functioning (EF) designed for use with young children. Substantial associations between the HTKS task and early academic skills and behavioral outcomes have…
Munzer Tiffany G., Miller Alison L., Brophy-Herb Holly, Peterson Karen E., Horodynski Mildred A. Omar, Contreras Dawn, Sturza Julie, Kaciroti Niko, Lumeng Julie C., May/June 2018
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Assessment of pediatric behavior problems often requires rating scales from multiple reporters in different settings (eg, home and school); however, concordance between reporters may be low. Pediatricians must reconcile differences to inform…
Phillips Beth M., Zhao Yuting, Weekley M. Jane, April, 2018
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Research Findings: This study reports initial descriptive and validity results of a new early childhood classroom observation measure, the Classroom Language Environment Observation Scales (CLEOS), designed to capture teachers' use of both implicit…
Bailey Drew H., Duncan Greg J., Watts Tyler W., Clements Douglas H., Sarama Julie, January, 2018
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Developmental theories often posit that changes in children's early psychological characteristics will affect much later psychological, social, and economic outcomes. However, tests of these theories frequently yield results that are consistent with…
Spiegel Jamie A., Lonigan Christopher J., Phillips Beth M., February, 2017
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Executive function (EF) is a domain general cognitive construct associated with a number of important developmental outcomes. The Behavior Rating Inventory of Executive Function--Preschool version (BRIEF-P) is intended to assess 5 distinct…
Ginsburg Herbert P., Pappas Sandra, November, 2016
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Educators in many countries around the world have a strong interest in improving early childhood mathematics education, one component of which is formative assessment. Unlike summative assessment, this approach can provide teachers with information…
Reynolds Arthur J., Ou Suh-Ruu, October, 2016
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This article reviews methodological and analytic approaches and impact evidence for understanding the mechanisms of effects of early childhood interventions, including delinquency and violence prevention. Illustrations from longitudinal studies of…
Goodrich J. Marc, Lonigan Christopher J., Kleuver Cherie G., Farver Jo Ann M., September, 2016
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In this study we evaluated the predictive validity of conceptual scoring. Two independent samples of Spanish-speaking language minority preschoolers (Sample 1: N= 96, mean age = 54.51 months, 54.3% male; Sample 2: N= 116, mean age = 60.70 months, 56…
Soltero Erica G., Ledoux Tracey, Lee Rebecca E., December, 2015
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Eating in the Absence of Hunger (EAH) represents a failure to self-regulate intake leading to overconsumption. Existing research on EAH has come from the clinical setting, limiting our understanding of this behavior. The purpose of this study was to…
Farrington Amber L., Lonigan Christopher J., Phillips Beth M., Farver Jo Ann M., McDowell Kimberly D., September, 2015
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Children who are Spanish-speaking English-language learners (ELLs) comprise a rapidly growing percentage of the population in U.S. schools. To determine which of these children have weaker emergent literacy skills and are in need of intervention, it…
Purpura David J., Lonigan Christopher J., February, 2015
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The focus of this study was to construct and validate 12 brief early numeracy assessment tasks that measure the skills and concepts identified as key to early mathematics development by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (2006) and the…
Le Vi-Nhuan, Schaack Diana, Setodji Claude Messan, Q1 2015
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Increasingly, states are implementing quality rating and improvement systems (QRIS) as a means of improving the availability of high-quality child care and children's school readiness skills. A fundamental design decision under QRIS is where to set…
Auger Anamarie, Farkas George, Burchinal Margaret, Duncan Greg J., Vandell Deborah Lowe, December, 2014
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Much of child care research has focused on the effects of the quality of care in early childhood settings on children's school readiness skills. Although researchers increased the statistical rigor of their approaches over the past 15 years,…
McWayne Christine M., Melzi Gigliana, April, 2014
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Given the increased numbers of Latino children entering the U.S. educational system, there is a need to develop culturally contextualized models to understand the ways Latino parents participate in and support their children's school experiences.…