School Psychology Review

School Psychology Review is a quarterly journal covering mental health and education. It is published by the National Association of School Psychologists. Editorial headquarters are based in Bethesda, Md.

Articles from Vol. 37, No. 4, December

Advocating for Social Justice: The Context for Change in School Psychology
Inequities and disparities abound in U.S. society. In the same job, a woman earns about 76 cents for every dollar earned by a man, a gain of about 4 cents over the past 10 years. In the private sector at the highest levels of occupational attainment...
Committing to Social Justice: The Behavioral Intention of School Psychology and Education Trainees to Advocate for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgendered Youth
Abstract. The current study explored how graduate students in education, school psychology, and counseling are being prepared to help ensure an equal and safe learning environment for youth identifying as lesbian, gay, bisexual, and trans-gendered...
Double Jeopardy: Child and School Characteristics That Predict Aggressive-Disruptive Behavior in First Grade
Abstract. High rates of aggressive-disruptive behavior exhibited by children during their initial years of elementary school increase their risk for significant behavioral adjustment problems with teachers and peers. The purpose of the present study...
Editorial Note: Promoting Social Justice
The field of school psychology has an impressive track record of advocacy for students with special needs. Spurred by the passage of the Education for All Handicapped Students Act in 1975 and subsequently by versions of the Individuals with Disabilities...
Family Involvement in School-Based Health Promotion: Bringing Nutrition Information Home
Abstract. Family-school collaboration related to children's physical development has become increasingly important as childhood obesity rates continue to rise. The present study described the development and implementation of a literacy-based, family...
New and Existing Curriculum-Based Writing Measures: Technical Features within and across Grades
Abstract. The purpose of this study was to examine technical features of new and existing curriculum-based measures of written expression in terms of writing task, duration, and scoring procedures. Twenty- five third-, 43 fifth-, and 55 seventh-graders...
Positive Mother-Child Interactions in Kindergarten: Predictors of School Success in High School
Abstract. This longitudinal study followed 142 children to determine whether the quality of mother-child interactions, as measured in kindergarten, predicted high school academic achievement and attainment. Findings showed that, regardless of race/ethnicity,...
Social Justice and School Psychology
Despite attention in other social sciences and within other areas of psychology (e.g., community psychology; Nelson & Prilleltensky, 2005), social justice has received minimal attention in school psychology literature. The two studies by Shriberg...
Social Justice through a School Psychology Lens: Definition and Applications
Abstract. Social justice is an aspiration that most, if not all, school psychologists likely support, yet there is a lack of research delineating how this term translates to school psychology practice. This article presents the results of a Delphi...
Teacher Adherence and Its Relation to Teacher Attitudes and Student Outcomes in an Elementary School-Based Violence Prevention Program
Abstract. This study examined variability in teachers' reported adherence to a school-based violence prevention program, Creating a Peaceful School Learning Environment, and investigated the relations of teacher adherence to teachers' attitudes related...