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Posts from February 2013

February 2013: Effects of Parental Involvement in Middle School

Dr. Nancy Scammacca

​Read Dr. Nancy Scammacca’s recommendations on parent involvement techniques to improve middle school students’ academic achievement and on future research of this topic, based on Hill, N., & Tyson, D. (2009). Parental involvement in middle school: A meta-analytic assessment of the strategies that promote achievement. Developmental Psychology, 45, 740–763.​

Posts from January 2013

January 2013: Is Working Memory Training Effective?

Dr. Paul Cirino

​Read Dr. Paul Cirino’s recommendations about the research on working memory training and its relation to academic outcomes, based on Melby-Lervåg, M., & Hulme, C. (2012).  Is working memory training effective? A meta-analytic review. Developmental Psychology. Advance online publication.

Posts from December 2012

December 2012: Long-Term Effects of Higher Quality Early Child Care

Dr. Greg Roberts

Read Dr. Greg Roberts’ recommendations about early child care and its relation to later academic success, based on ​Dearing, E., McCartney, K., & Taylor, B. A. (2009). Does higher quality early child care promote low-income children’s math and reading achievement in middle childhood? Child Development, 80(5), 1329–1349.

Posts from November 2012

November 2012: Interpreting Effect Sizes

Dr. Karla K. Steubing

​Read Dr. Karla Steubing’s recommendations for interpreting effect sizes based on Kelley, K., & Preacher, K. J. (2012). On effect size. Psychological Methods, 17, 137–152.

Posts from October 2012

October 2012: Schooling in Adolescence Raises IQ Scores

Dr. Michael Vaughn

​Read Dr. Michael Vaughn’s recommendations for practice based on Brinch, C. N., & Galloway, T. A. (2011). Schooling in adolescence raises IQ scores. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 109(2), 425–430. doi:10.1073/pnas.1106077109.

Posts from September 2012

September 2012: Improving the Accuracy of Academic Screening Instruments

Dr. Amy E. Barth

Read Dr. Amy Barth’s recommendations for practice based on Johnson, E. S., Jenkins, J. R., Petscher, Y., & Catts, H. W. (2009). How can we improve the accuracy of screening instruments? Learning Disabilities Research and Practice, 24, 174–185.