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Recent Publications

Hall, G. E., & Woika, S. A.  (2018).  The Ongoing Challenges to Evolution Education: Schools, the Law and Classroom Instruction.  American Biology Teacher, 80(2).*

Anthony, C. J., & DiPerna, J. C. (2017). Identifying sets of maximally efficient items from the Academic Competence Evaluation Scales-Teacher Form. School Psychology Quarterly, 32, 552-559.*

Wollersheim-Shervey, S., & DiPerna, J. C. (2017). Engagement in physical activity during recess: Gender and grade level differences in the elementary grades. Journal of Physical Activity & Health, 14, 677-683.*

Cheng, W., Lei, P., & DiPerna, J. C. (2017). An examination of construct validity for the EARLI numeracy skill measures. Journal of Experimental Education, 85, 54-72.*

Wollersheim-Shervey, S., Sandilos, L. E., DiPerna, J. C., & Lei, P. (2017). Social validity of the Social Skills Improvement System – Classwide Intervention Program (SSIS-CIP) in the primary grades. School Psychology Quarterly, 32, 414-421.*

Hart, S., & DiPerna, J. C. (2017). Teacher beliefs and responses toward student misbehavior: Influence of cognitive skill deficits. Journal of Applied School Psychology, 33, 1-15.*

Woika, S. A., & Dirsmith, J. K.  (2017, November).  School psychologists power up to be a positive charge.  The Centre County Gazette, p. 11. *

Hall, G. E., & DiPerna, J. C. (2016) Childhood social skills as predictors of middle school academic adjustment. Journal of Early Adolescence, 37, 825-851.*

DiPerna, J. C., Lei, P., Bellinger, J. M., & Cheng, W. (2016).  Effects of a universal positive classroom behavior program on student learning. Psychology in the Schools, 53, 189-203.*

Sandilos, L. E., Wollersheim-Shervey, S., DiPerna, J. C., Lei, P., Cheng, W. (2016). Structural Validity of CLASS K-3 in Primary Grades: Testing Alternative Models. School Psychology Quarterly, 32, 226-239.*

Anthony, C. A., DiPerna, J. C., & Lei, P. (2016). Maximizing measurement efficiency of behavior rating scales using Item Response Theory: An example with the Social Sills Improvement System - Teacher Rating Scale. Journal of School Psychology, 55, 57-69.*

Woika, S. A.  (2016).  The rights of transgender students in public schools.  The Pennsylvania Psychologist.  76(11), 19-20.

Woika, S. A., & Dirsmith, J.  (2016, November 10-16).  School psychologists help children reach full potential.  The Centre County Gazette, p. 12. *

Woika, S. A., Dirsmith, J., & Marshall, S.  (2016, October 20-26).  Community, school support vital to gender-diverse youth.  The Centre County Gazette, p. 12. *

Woika, S. A.  (2016).  Transgender students’ rights and district responsibilities.  Insight.  37(1), 11-12.

Woika, S. A., & Bowersox, C. M.  (2016).  In search of dyslexia:  What’s in a name?  Insight.  36(3), 16-17.*

Bailey, C. G., & DiPerna, J. C. (2015). Effects of Classroom-Based Energizers on primary grade students’ physical activity levels. The Physical Educator, 72, 480-495.*

Wu, Q., Lei, P. DiPerna, J. C., Morgan, P. L., & Reid, E. E. (2015). Identifying differences in early mathematical skills among children in Head Start. International Journal of Science & Mathematics Education, 13, 1403-1423.*

DiPerna, J. C., Lei, P., Bellinger, J. M., & Cheng, W. (2015).  Efficacy of the Social Skills Improvement System Classwide Intervention Program (SSIS-CIP) Primary Version. School Psychology Quarterly, 30, 123-141.*

Woika, S. A.  (2015).  I’ll have the Robert Bernreuter, please.  Insight.  35(3), 8.