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Brown Christopher P., December, 2009
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
As prekindergarten becomes a more common feature in elementary school, little is known about how early childhood stakeholders are incorporating their child-centered practices into the standards-based accountability reforms that define elementary…
Wilson Shauna B., Lonigan Christopher J., December, 2009
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Children's reading success in early elementary school can be predicted from their emergent literacy skills. Consequently, there has been an increased focus on early childhood education as a means of identifying children at risk for later reading…
National-Louis University. McCormick Tribune Center for Early Childhood Leadership, Winter 2009
Fact Sheets & Briefs
A summary of a reliability and validity study of the Business Administration Scale for Family Child Care, an instrument that measures the quality of family child care providers' business and professional practices
Policy Studies Associates, Winter 2009
Instruments
Reid Melissa A., DiPerna James C., Morgan Paul L., Lei Pui-Wa, December, 2009
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The purpose of this study was to examine the reliability and validity of scores from six early literacy probes developed for use with preschool-age children. The literacy probes were administered to 84 preschoolers at three time points over a 6-…
Hollinger Jamie L., December, 2009
Reports & Papers
The purpose of this correlational study was twofold: to examine the relationship of students' reading performance on six different diagnostic reading assessments and the third grade Ohio Reading Achievement Test; and to assist educators in choosing…
Kim Kyung-Ran, Buchanan Teresa K., December 2009
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
An examination of the psychometric properties of the Teacher Beliefs and Practices Survey designed to reflect the concepts of developmentally appropriate practices as presented in the revised 1997 National Association for the Education of Young…
Doumen Sarah, Verschueren Karine, Buyse Evelien, De Munter Sofie, Max Kristel, Moen Loth, November/December 2009
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A presentation of two studies of the convergent and discriminant validity of the Student?Teacher Relationship Scale with 60 kindergarteners, 71 preschool children, and 35 of their teachers
Vaughn Brian E., Shin Nana, Kim Mina, Coppola Gabrielle, Krzysik Lisa, Santos Antonio J., Peceguina Ines, Daniel Joao R., Verissimo Manuela, DeVries Anthon, Elphick Eric, Ballentina Xiomara, Bost Kelly K., Newell Washington Wanda, Miller Ellaine B., Snider J. Blake, Korth Byran B., November/December 2009
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
An examination of the measured construct of Social Competence (SC) in preschool children that includes behavioral, cognitive, and affective skills, social engagement and motivation, and peer acceptance from a battery of indicators to confirm if a…
Qi Cathy Huaqing, Marley Scott C., November, 2009
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A differential item functioning analysis of the Preschool Language Scale-4 to identify possible bias, including overall scores and the Expressive and Auditory subscales, based on a study of 440 3-5 year old children enrolled in Head Start programs…
Goldfeld Sharon, Sayers Mary, Brinkman Sally A., Silburn Sven, Oberklaid Frank, November 2009
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
An account of the process of the establishment and adaptation of a national measure of early childhood development
Methe Scott A., November 2009
Other
Peer Reviewed
A discussion of measures of early mathematics that relate general outcomes to specific skills, a presentation of key ideas to help school psychologists identify useful early mathematics measures that link assessment to instruction, and a discussion…
McDermott Paul A., Fantuzzo John W., Waterman Clare, Angelo Lauren E., Warley Heather P., Gadsden Vivian L., Zhang Xiuyuan, October, 2009
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Educators need accurate assessments of preschool cognitive growth to guide curriculum design, evaluation, and timely modification of their instructional programs. But available tests do not provide content breadth or growth sensitivity over brief…
Hanafin Sinead, Brooks Anne-Marie, McDonnell Fiona, Roulne Helen, Coyne Imelda, October 2009
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A description of the development and a pilot study of the ease of use and satisfaction with an assessment guide, based on the whole-child perspective, for use by early care and education inspectors based on questionnaire responses of 13 preschool…
Lei Pui-Wa, Wu Qiong, DiPerna James C., Morgan Paul L., October, 2009
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Currently, few measures are available to monitor young children's progress in acquiring key early academic skills. In response to this need, the authors have begun developing measures (i.e., the Early Arithmetic, Reading and Learning Indicators, or…