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Herrera Sarah, Phillips Beth M., Newton Yi-Chieh, Dombek Jennifer L., Hernandez James A., July 2021
Literature Review

Children entering kindergarten vary greatly in their language and literacy skills. Therefore, up-to-date information about evidence-based practices is essential for early childhood educators and policymakers as they support preschool children’s…

Phillips Beth M., Koon Sharon, Folch David C., October, 2020
Reports & Papers
Evidence suggests that participation in high quality early childhood education supports the school readiness of young children. Therefore, it is important to understand whether children from different geographic regions, such as urban and rural…
Chen Shiyi, Phillips Beth M., Izci Burcu, July, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Numerous studies have examined influential factors on teacher-child relational conflict; however, only a limited number of studies have presented in-depth portrayals of teachers' conflict with children living in poverty at the preschool level. The…
Phillips Beth M., Oliver Felesa, Tabulda Galiya, Jackson Carla Wood, Funari Chelsea, May, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The present study reports on the development, structure, and associations with practice for a new measure of preschool teachers' knowledge about language and vocabulary development and how to support this development in the classroom. Results from…
Piasta Shayne B., Farley Kristin Sue, Phillips Beth M., Anthony Jason L., Bowles Ryan P., September, 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The Letter-Sound Short Forms (LSSFs) were designed to meet criteria for effective progress monitoring tools by exhibiting strong psychometrics, offering multiple equivalent forms, and being brief and easy to administer and score. The present study…
Phillips Beth M., Zhao Yuting, Weekley M. Jane, April, 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
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…
Chen Shiyi, Phillips Beth M., January, 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

The purpose of this paper was to explore factors that influence teacher-child relationships in Head Start. Three Head Start teachers from three centers were recruited for this study. Interview and observation data were analyzed using a grounded…

Milburn Trelani F., Lonigan Christopher J., Phillips Beth M., December, 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This response to intervention study examined agreement between classification methods of preschool children's responsiveness to Tier 2 intervention using level of performance (25th percentile), growth (equivalent to small and medium effect sizes),…
Lonigan Christopher J., Allan Darcey M., Goodrich J. Marc, Farrington Amber L., Phillips Beth M., July/August 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Children's self-regulation, including components of executive function such as inhibitory control, is related concurrently and longitudinally with elementary school children's reading and math abilities. Although several recent studies have examined…
Phillips Beth M., Ingrole Smriti A., Burris Pamela W., Tabulda Galiya, March/April 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This study describes initial development, feasibility, and fidelity of implementation of a vocabulary and language curriculum supplement that combined explicit instruction and educational television programming to enhance children's vocabulary…
Spiegel Jamie A., Lonigan Christopher J., Phillips Beth M., February, 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
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…
Lonigan Christopher J., Allan Darcey M., Phillips Beth M., January, 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
There is strong evidence that self-regulatory processes are linked to early academic skills, both concurrently and longitudinally. The majority of extant longitudinal studies, however, have been conducted using autoregressive techniques that may not…
Phillips Beth M., Tabulda Galiya, Ingrole Smriti A., Burris Pamela W., Sedgwick T. Kayla, Chen Shiyi, December, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Purpose: The present article reports on the implementation and results of a randomized intervention trial targeting the literate language skills of prekindergarten children without identified language disorders but with low oral language skills.…
Merz Emily C., Landry Susan H., Zucker Tricia A., Barnes Marcia A., Assel Michael A., Taylor Heather B., Lonigan Christopher J., Phillips Beth M., Clancy-Menchetti Jeanine, Eisenberg Nancy, Spinrad Tracy L., Valiente Carlos, De Villiers Jill G., School Readiness Research Consortium, September/October 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This study examined longitudinal associations between specific parenting factors and delay inhibition in socioeconomically disadvantaged preschoolers. At Time 1, parents and 2- to 4-year-old children (mean age =3.21 years; N=247) participated in a…
Piasta Shayne B., Phillips Beth M., Williams Jeffrey M., Bowles Ryan P., Anthony Jason L., June, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Early childhood teachers are increasingly encouraged to support children's development of letter-sound abilities. Assessment of letter-sound knowledge is key in planning for effective instruction, yet the letter-sound knowledge assessments currently…