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Finders Jennifer K., Budrevich Adassa, Duncan Robert J., Purpura David J., Elicker James, Schmitt Sara A., January - December 2021
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The Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS) is a widely administered measure of classroom quality that assesses teacher-child interactions in the domains of Emotional Support, Classroom Organization, and Instructional Support. We use data…

Litkowski Ellen C., Duncan Robert J., Logan Jessica A. R., Purpura David J., October-December 2020
Reports & Papers
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The current study examined preschoolers' (N = 801) age-related performance on one measure of verbal counting and two measures of cardinality ("how many" and "give n") aligned with the kindergarten Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (CCSSM)…
Litkowski Ellen C., Duncan Robert J., Logan Jessica A. R., Purpura David J., July, 2020
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Children's mathematics skills undergo extensive development during the preschool years. Opportunities for engaging in mathematics in the preschool classroom, however, are limited, and activities and instruction are often targeted below children's…
Duncan Robert J., King Yemimah A., Finders Jennifer K., Elicker James, Schmitt Sara A., Purpura David J., June, 2020
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The number of adult words children hear and conversational turns they experience are key aspects of their language environments. The current study examined variability in language environments throughout 2 prekindergarten days and variability within…
Schmitt Sara A., Duncan Robert J., Budrevich Adassa, Korucu Irem, April, 2020
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The aim of the current study was to examine the extent to which the effects of preschool classroom quality on children's mathematics is moderated by executive functioning (EF) during the preschool year. The study sample included 102 children (M age…
Schmitt Sara A., Lewis Kendra M., Duncan Robert J., Korucu Irem, Napoli Amy R., January, 2018
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Children from low-income families are at greater risk for poor social-emotional development and physical health and may be in need of intervention. This study examined the extent to which the Positive Action (PA) preschool lessons improved low-…
Schmitt Sara A., Geldhof G. John, Purpura David J., Duncan Robert J., McClelland Megan, November, 2017
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The present study explored the bidirectional and longitudinal associations between executive function (EF) and early academic skills (math and literacy) across 4 waves of measurement during the transition from preschool to kindergarten using 2…
Duncan Robert J., McClelland Megan, Acock Alan C., March/April 2017
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Children's executive function (EF) and behavioral regulation skills are robust predictors of academic success. The current study examines differential associations between measures of EF, classroom behavioral regulation, and academic achievement by…
McClelland Megan, Tominey Shauna, Schmitt Sara A., Duncan Robert J., Spring 2017
Other
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In this article, we examine the science behind SEL interventions. We start by clarifying key terms related to SEL skills and reviewing the approaches used in current early childhood SEL interventions. We discuss the theories that guide these…
McClelland Megan, Cameron Claire E., Duncan Robert J., Bowles Ryan P., Acock Alan C., Miao Alicia, Pratt Megan E., 17 June, 2014
Reports & Papers
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Children's behavioral self-regulation and executive function (EF; including attentional or cognitive flexibility, working memory, and inhibitory control) are strong predictors of academic achievement. The present study examined the psychometric…