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Latino Language Minority Students In Indiana: Trends, Conditions, And Challenges. Special Report, Bradley Levinson, Katie Bucher, Lauren Harvey, Rebecca Martinez, Becky Perez, Russell Skiba, Bryn Harris, Peter Cowen, Choong-Guen Chung Sep 2015

Latino Language Minority Students In Indiana: Trends, Conditions, And Challenges. Special Report, Bradley Levinson, Katie Bucher, Lauren Harvey, Rebecca Martinez, Becky Perez, Russell Skiba, Bryn Harris, Peter Cowen, Choong-Guen Chung

Bryn Harris

This Special Report surveys existing conditions for Latino [superscript 1] language minority students in Indiana's schools and identifies the most significant problems and challenges for improving their learning. The report opens with an overview of recent demographic shifts in Indiana's K-12 student population, and makes an important distinction between Indiana's long-standing and newcomer Latino populations; the latter account for the dramatic increase in the language minority population. The report then considers the culturally competent psychological assessment of ELL students. School psychologists, especially, bear the responsibility of balancing formal with informal assessments that take into account the unique ...


Communities Of Practice: Creating The Bilingual School Mental Health Network In Colorado, Bryn Harris, Becky Steensen, Mary Beth Klotz, Anastasia Kalamaros Skalski, Barb Bieber Sep 2015

Communities Of Practice: Creating The Bilingual School Mental Health Network In Colorado, Bryn Harris, Becky Steensen, Mary Beth Klotz, Anastasia Kalamaros Skalski, Barb Bieber

Bryn Harris

No abstract provided.


Acceleration And Economically Vulnerable Children (Book Chapter), Jonathan Plucker, Bryn Harris Sep 2015

Acceleration And Economically Vulnerable Children (Book Chapter), Jonathan Plucker, Bryn Harris

Bryn Harris

No abstract provided.


Culturally Competent Assessment Of English Language Learners (Book Chapter), B. Perez, Bryn Harris Sep 2015

Culturally Competent Assessment Of English Language Learners (Book Chapter), B. Perez, Bryn Harris

Bryn Harris

No abstract provided.


Cross-Cultural Perspectives Of Gifted Education (Book Chapter), Bryn Harris Sep 2015

Cross-Cultural Perspectives Of Gifted Education (Book Chapter), Bryn Harris

Bryn Harris

No abstract provided.


Gifted Law, Identification, And Programming In Mexico: An Overview For School Professionals In The United States, Bryn Harris Sep 2015

Gifted Law, Identification, And Programming In Mexico: An Overview For School Professionals In The United States, Bryn Harris

Bryn Harris

The demographics in the United States are rapidly changing and the school-aged population is growing at an even faster rate, particularly within the Mexican population. In 2008, 12.7 million Mexican immigrants lived in the United States which is 17 times the number in 1970. In addition, Mexican populations are younger than other U.S. populations which directly impacts school systems and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future. This article provides an overview of various concepts, frameworks, and services used by the Mexican education system that pertain to the gifted population. In particular, the topics covered are ...


Culturally And Linguistically Responsive Practices In Psychoeducational Reports For English Language Learners, Bryn Harris, Amanda Sullivan, Geraldine Oades-Sese, Marlene Sotelo-Dynega Sep 2015

Culturally And Linguistically Responsive Practices In Psychoeducational Reports For English Language Learners, Bryn Harris, Amanda Sullivan, Geraldine Oades-Sese, Marlene Sotelo-Dynega

Bryn Harris

Past researchers suggested there are a number of shortcomings in the psychoeducational evaluation process and practices used with English language learners (ELLs). In the present exploratory study, the authors descriptively examined the assessment practices used in the special education eligibility determination process for ELLs as documented in 34 psychoeducational evaluation reports in one southwestern state. The authors reviewed psychoeducational evaluation reports prepared by school psychologists to determine (a) the extent to which school psychologists adhered to legal and ethical guidelines in the evaluation of ELLs for special education eligibility and needs and (b) how school psychologists account for cultural and ...


Identifying Gifted And Talented English Language Learners: A Case Study, Bryn Harris, Jonathan Plucker, Kelly Rapp, Rebecca Martinez Sep 2015

Identifying Gifted And Talented English Language Learners: A Case Study, Bryn Harris, Jonathan Plucker, Kelly Rapp, Rebecca Martinez

Bryn Harris

With the sharp rise in students who are English language learners (ELL), research on identifying and serving the needs of gifted and talented (GT) ELL students offers fertile ground for best practice guidelines. The current study describes GT/ELL identification practices based on an in-depth case study of one diverse school district in the Midwest. School personnel, parents, and students participated in separate semistructured group interviews about their experiences regarding GT/ELL identification. Interviews were audiotaped, transcribed, and analyzed for thematic content. Additionally, district and state policy documents about GT and ELL identification practices were reviewed. Results highlight the theoretical ...


Achieving Equity And Excellence: The Role Of School Mental Health Providers In Shrinking Excellence Gaps, Bryn Harris, Jonathan Plucker Sep 2015

Achieving Equity And Excellence: The Role Of School Mental Health Providers In Shrinking Excellence Gaps, Bryn Harris, Jonathan Plucker

Bryn Harris

The United States is becoming more racially, ethnically, and linguistically diverse, yet the educational attainment of various student groups has been very uneven. For decades, educators and policymakers have been focused on minimal competencies rather than advanced achievement. Specifically, federal and state education policies have focused on closing achievement gaps at basic levels of achievement, which has allowed excellence gaps to grow considerably. This article describes ways in which school mental health professionals can address excellence gaps and serve as advocates for all high-ability students.


Practices That Promote English Reading For English Learners (Els), Rebecca Martinez, Bryn Harris, Maryellen Brunson Mcclain Sep 2015

Practices That Promote English Reading For English Learners (Els), Rebecca Martinez, Bryn Harris, Maryellen Brunson Mcclain

Bryn Harris

Schools are becoming increasingly diversified; however, training and professional development related to working with English language learners (ELs), especially in the area of English reading, is limited. In this article, we identify three “Big Ideas” of effective and collaborative practices that promote English reading achievement for EL students: (a) foster academic English at all stages of second-language acquisition by explicitly teaching vocabulary, emphasizing cross-linguistic transfer strategies, and supporting ongoing oral language development; (b) adopt a schoolwide collaborative approach to conduct frequent formative reading assessments and use the data to drive instruction by providing accommodations that promote English reading; and (c ...


Teachers: The Forgotten Influence On The Success Of Prevention Programs, Linda Smolak, Bryn Harris, Michael Levine, Catherine Shisslak Sep 2015

Teachers: The Forgotten Influence On The Success Of Prevention Programs, Linda Smolak, Bryn Harris, Michael Levine, Catherine Shisslak

Bryn Harris

No abstract provided.


Performance On The Test Of Memory Malingering (Tomm) Among A Large Clinic-Referred Pediatric Sample, John Kirk, Bryn Harris, Christa Hutaff-Lee, Stephen Koelemay, Juliet Dinkins, Michael Kirkwood Sep 2015

Performance On The Test Of Memory Malingering (Tomm) Among A Large Clinic-Referred Pediatric Sample, John Kirk, Bryn Harris, Christa Hutaff-Lee, Stephen Koelemay, Juliet Dinkins, Michael Kirkwood

Bryn Harris

Growing concerns with suboptimal effort in pediatric populations have led clinicians to investigate the utility of symptom validity tests (SVT) among children and adolescents. Performance on the Test of Memory Malingering (TOMM) was analyzed among a clinical sample of individuals ranging in age from 5 through 16 years. The 101 patients were referred for a variety of learning, developmental, psychiatric, and neurological concerns. All children were administered the TOMM as part of a clinical neuropsychological evaluation. Within the sample, 4 patients did not meet the adult cutoff criteria for passing the TOMM. Three of the 4 patients also demonstrated suboptimal ...


Adolescent Racial Identity Self-Identification Of Multiple And “Other” Race/Ethnicities, Bryn Harris, Russell Ravert, Amanda Sullivan Sep 2015

Adolescent Racial Identity Self-Identification Of Multiple And “Other” Race/Ethnicities, Bryn Harris, Russell Ravert, Amanda Sullivan

Bryn Harris

This mixed methods study focused on adolescents who rejected conventional singular racial/ethnic categorization by selecting multiple race/ethnicities or writing descriptions of “Other” racial/ethnic identities in response to a survey item asking them to identify their race/ethnicity. Written responses reflected eight distinct categories ranging from elaborative descriptions of conventional race categories to responses refusing the construct of race/ethnicity. Students’ endorsement of multiple or “Other” ethnicities, and the resultant categories, differed by gender, grade, school type, and school compositions. Findings support scholars’ concern that common conceptualizations of race may not capture the complexity of self-identified racial categories ...


Gifted Girls: Gender Bias In Gifted Referrals, Margarita Bianco, Bryn Harris, Dorothy Garrison-Wade, Nancy Leech Sep 2015

Gifted Girls: Gender Bias In Gifted Referrals, Margarita Bianco, Bryn Harris, Dorothy Garrison-Wade, Nancy Leech

Bryn Harris

The goal of this mixed-methods study was to explore the effect of gender on teachers' willingness to refer students to a gifted and talented program. Teachers (N = 28) were provided with one of two profiles (i.e., female or male) describing a gifted student. Results indicated that teachers' decisions for referral to gifted programs were significantly influenced by the student's gender; teachers were much less willing to refer a female student than an identically described male student to gifted programs. Further, qualitative analysis revealed that teachers' descriptions of students and reasons for their referral decisions differed considerably based on ...


Creating Communities Of Practice To Improve The Educational And Mental Health Contexts Of Bilingual/Bicultural Youth: A Case Study From Colorado, Bryn Harris Sep 2015

Creating Communities Of Practice To Improve The Educational And Mental Health Contexts Of Bilingual/Bicultural Youth: A Case Study From Colorado, Bryn Harris

Bryn Harris

No abstract provided.


Evaluating Autism Diagnostic And Screening Tools For Cultural And Linguistic Responsiveness, Bryn Harris, Erin Barton, Chantel Albert Sep 2015

Evaluating Autism Diagnostic And Screening Tools For Cultural And Linguistic Responsiveness, Bryn Harris, Erin Barton, Chantel Albert

Bryn Harris

While clear guidelines and best practices exist for the assessment of autism spectrum disorders (ASD), little information is available about assessing for ASD in culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) populations. CLD populations might be misidentified and under-identified with ASD due to the assessment practices that we employ. Four autism diagnostic tools and six autism screeners were selected and evaluated for their cultural and linguistic responsiveness. Although the evaluation of ASD within CLD populations is highly complex, this study identified the need for improved autism assessment tools and practices. Without the appropriate assessment of these populations, CLD children will likely continue ...


Strength-Based Rti: Developing Gifted Potential In Spanish Speaking English Language Learners, Margarita Bianco, Bryn Harris Sep 2015

Strength-Based Rti: Developing Gifted Potential In Spanish Speaking English Language Learners, Margarita Bianco, Bryn Harris

Bryn Harris

This article proposes a strength-based response to intervention (RTI) model for developing and identifying gifted potential in English language learners (ELLs). In the recent years, much has been written about RTI; however, the potential of RTI for meeting the needs of gifted ELLs has not yet been explored. This article seeks to address this void by proposing a multi-tiered system of supports designed to meet the unique learning needs of gifted, Spanish-speaking ELLs.


The Impact Of Participation In The Advanced Placement Program On Students’ College Admissions Test Scores, Russell Warne, Ross Larsen, Braydon Anderson, Alyce Odasso Aug 2015

The Impact Of Participation In The Advanced Placement Program On Students’ College Admissions Test Scores, Russell Warne, Ross Larsen, Braydon Anderson, Alyce Odasso

Russell T Warne

The Advanced Placement (AP) program is an educational program that permits high school students to take introductory college-level courses and receive college credit by passing a standardized end-of-course exam. Data were obtained from a statewide database of 2 high school graduating cohorts (N = 90,044). We used a series of propensity score analyses and marginal mean weighting through stratification to examine the impact of the AP program on students' academic achievement as measured by ACT scores. Results indicate that merely enrolling in an AP course produces very little benefit for students. Students who take and pass the AP exam, however ...


Self-Hatred, Self-Doubt, And Assimilation: Las Consecuencias De Colonización Y Opresión., Carlos Hipolito-Delgado, Stephany Gallegos Payan, Teresa Baca Aug 2015

Self-Hatred, Self-Doubt, And Assimilation: Las Consecuencias De Colonización Y Opresión., Carlos Hipolito-Delgado, Stephany Gallegos Payan, Teresa Baca

Carlos P. Hipolito-Delgado

This is a chapter in Internalized Oppression: The Psychology of Marginalized Groups by E.J.R. David.


The American Inquisition., Carlos Hipolito-Delgado Aug 2015

The American Inquisition., Carlos Hipolito-Delgado

Carlos P. Hipolito-Delgado

This is an article from Psychology and Personal Growth by Goud, N., & Arkoff, A


Illuminating The Shadows: Sociopolitical And Counseling Needs Of Undocumented Mexican Immigrants, Carlos Hipolito-Delgado, Jolee Mann Aug 2015

Illuminating The Shadows: Sociopolitical And Counseling Needs Of Undocumented Mexican Immigrants, Carlos Hipolito-Delgado, Jolee Mann

Carlos P. Hipolito-Delgado

Although undocumented Mexican immigrants live in the shadows of U.S. society, they represent a growing demographic with unique sociopolitical and counseling needs. Due to limited educational achievement, limited economic opportunity, discrimination, and exclusionary policies, undocumented Mexican immigrants live a marginalized existence. Additionally, acculturative stress, changing gender roles, and fear of deportation negatively impact the psychological well-being of undocumented Mexican immigrants. Fortunately, community outreach, rapport building strategies, psycho-educational groups, and brief solution therapy have demonstrated success when working with this community. This article aims to inform counselors and psychologists about the sociopolitical conditions faced by undocumented Mexican immigrants, to explore ...


Igniting The Fire Within Marginalized Youth: The Role Of Critical Civic Inquiry In Fostering Ethnic Identity And Civic Self-Efficacy., Carlos Hipolito-Delgado, Shelley Zion Aug 2015

Igniting The Fire Within Marginalized Youth: The Role Of Critical Civic Inquiry In Fostering Ethnic Identity And Civic Self-Efficacy., Carlos Hipolito-Delgado, Shelley Zion

Carlos P. Hipolito-Delgado

Critical Civic Inquiry (CCI) is a transformative student voice initiative that engages students in critical conversations about educational equity and inquiry-based learning to increase student voice and promote civic action. A quasi-experimental study was conducted to assess if participation in CCI increased the psychological empowerment (as measured through ethnic identity and civic self-efficacy) of high school students. Students who participated in CCI pedagogy reported increases in ethnic identity and civic self-efficacy. These findings indicate the importance of supportive adult relationships, inquiry-based learning, and critical conversations about social and educational inequities in promoting the psychological empowerment of marginalized students.


Describing State Level Mathematical Growth Using The Student Growth Percentile (Sgp) Methodology, Darin C. Kelberlau Aug 2015

Describing State Level Mathematical Growth Using The Student Growth Percentile (Sgp) Methodology, Darin C. Kelberlau

Darin C Kelberlau

The purpose of this study was to describe growth in student mathematics performance at the student and group levels as measured by the statewide mathematics test in Nebraska. Student groupings analyzed for differences in growth patterns were cohorts (elementary and middle school aged students), growth categories, grade levels, gender, ethnicity, students receiving special education (SPED) services, students receiving support services due to English not being their native language (ELL). Building differences were defined by average number of students per grade level (size), levels of student performance, levels of students receiving SPED services, and levels of students receiving ELL services. The ...


Connecting, Helen Walker, Darina Garcia, Ryan Skinnell, Lee Roecher, Louise Morgan Jul 2015

Connecting, Helen Walker, Darina Garcia, Ryan Skinnell, Lee Roecher, Louise Morgan

Ryan Skinnell

Helen Walker. Connecting. Danina Garcia —Message from a Student Writer. Libby Falk Jones—Anger in the Teaching Life Ryan Skinnell —Connections of a First-Year Teacher Lee Roecher —Guiding the Passion. Louise Morgan —Emails to Blow Off Steam


The Impact Of An Experiential Instructional Design On College Student Development, James Sottile, George Watson Jul 2015

The Impact Of An Experiential Instructional Design On College Student Development, James Sottile, George Watson

George R Watson

Although there is a lack of research regarding the impact of ropes courses on student development, this paper states that there is significant information on this experiential learning experience contributing to student retention. It describes research designed to study how an experiential ropes course can impact undergraduate male and female (18 to 26 years old) student development among students attending a university in a rural area of a Mideastern state. Along with survey data, observations, and journal writings, the students completed open-ended questions about their experiences on the final paper and were interviewed. When the data was analyzed from a ...


The Advanced Placement Program's Impact On Academic Achievement, Russell T. Warne, Braydon Anderson Jun 2015

The Advanced Placement Program's Impact On Academic Achievement, Russell T. Warne, Braydon Anderson

Russell T Warne

The number of high school students who have taken and passed Advanced Placement (AP) exams has more than doubled since 2000. In this article, we examined whether this increased participation in the AP program has impacted twelfth-grade students' scores on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) in mathematics, reading, and U.S. history for all students and for five major ethnic/racial groups: White, Black, Hispanic, Asian American, and Native American students. We found that the drastic increase in AP tests taken has coincided with improved NAEP scores in mathematics, but not in reading or U.S. history. We ...


Initial Career Motives And Demotivation In Teaching English As A Foreign Language: Cases Of Korean Efl Teachers, Tae-Young Kim, Yoon-Kyoung Kim Jun 2015

Initial Career Motives And Demotivation In Teaching English As A Foreign Language: Cases Of Korean Efl Teachers, Tae-Young Kim, Yoon-Kyoung Kim

Dr. Tae-Young Kim (김태영, 金兌英)

In order to broaden understanding of English as a foreign language (EFL) teacher motivation, this study examines Korean EFL teachers’ initial job motives and demotivating factors. Four psychological constructs emerged regarding initial career motives: Global Orientation, Job Security, Altruism, and Ought-to Self. Among the constructs, global orientation proved to be the most popular reason for choosing an EFL teaching career. This study also showed three constructs for detrimental factors on EFL teacher motivation: Obstacles to Communicative Language Teaching, Inadequate Administrative Support, and Lack of Social Recognition. It was shown that obstacles to communicative language teaching contributed to the greatest demotivation.


The Effect Of Parents' Child-Rearing Attitudes On High School Students' English Learning Motivation And Achievement, Eun-Kyung Park, Tae-Young Kim May 2015

The Effect Of Parents' Child-Rearing Attitudes On High School Students' English Learning Motivation And Achievement, Eun-Kyung Park, Tae-Young Kim

Dr. Tae-Young Kim (김태영, 金兌英)

The purpose of this study is to investigate the effect of parents’ four-types of child-rearing attitudes (i.e., acceptance, rejection, autonomy, control) on Korean high school student's English-learning motivation and their English achievement. A total of 250 high school students participated in this survey study. The results indicated that father’s child-rearing attitudes made significant differences in high school students’ four types of English-learning motivation (i.e., intrinsic motivation, extrinsic motivation, ideal L2 selves, and ought-to L2 selves). However, mother’s child-rearing attitudes did not bear any statistical differences among the four types of English-learning motivation. Second, both father ...


School Psychology Programs: Graduate Preparation In Traumatic Brain Injury, Susan C. Davies May 2015

School Psychology Programs: Graduate Preparation In Traumatic Brain Injury, Susan C. Davies

Susan C. Davies

Although traumatic brain injuries are the leading cause of death and disability among children and adolescents, it remains a low incidence category for special education identification. Students with TBI can present with unique educational and psychosocial needs. Using surveys administered to program directors and interns, this study explored how school psychologists are prepared to identify and facilitate appropriate services for students with TBI.


Traumatic Brain Injury: The Efficacy Of A Half-Day Training For School Psychologists, Susan C. Davies, Ashlyn M. Ray May 2015

Traumatic Brain Injury: The Efficacy Of A Half-Day Training For School Psychologists, Susan C. Davies, Ashlyn M. Ray

Susan C. Davies

The incidence rates of traumatic brain injuries (TBI) are increasing, yet educators continue to be inadequately trained in assessing and serving students with TBIs. This study examined the efficacy of a half-day TBI training program for school psychologists designed to improve their knowledge and skills. Results of quantitative and qualitative survey analysis indicated there was little increase in knowledge and skills from pre-training to one-year follow-up, although participants did increase in confidence related to their decision-making abilities in working with students with TBI. The data indicate a need for future study of more effective training models.