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ERIC Number: ED001900
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1960-Nov-24
Pages: 37
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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INDEX AND SHORT DESCRIPTION OF ALL TESTS.
New York Medical Coll., NY.
THE INSTITUTE'S TEST BATTERY IS INTENDED TO ASSESS THE CHILD'S ACHIEVEMENT IN COGNITIVE STYLE, PERCEPTUAL ABILITY, LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT, AND READING ACHIEVEMENT. THE TWO MAJOR PHASES IN THE INSTITUTE'S RESEARCH PROGRAM ARE EXPLORATION OF EARLY ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF SCHOOL REMEDIAL, READING, AND ENRICHMENT PROGRAMS. THE INDEX CLASSIFIES EACH TEST, GIVES STAGES OF DEVELOPMENT, AND A SHORT IDENTIFYING DESCRIPTION. A LIST OF SPECIFIC STANDARD TESTS AVAILABLE FOR USE FOLLOWS. A SHORT DESCRIPTION OF TESTS GIVES THE PURPOSE AND METHOD FOR EACH TYPE. THE TESTS ARE ORGANIZED UNDER SEVEN CATAGORIES, (1) SOCIAL CLASSIFICATION AND BEHAVIORAL EVALUATION. THIS SECTION INCLUDES APPRAISAL SCALES TO MEASURE BEHAVIOR WHICH MAY AFFECT SCORES IN TEST AND INTERVIEW MEASURES USED TO ESTABLISH SOCIOECONOMIC LEVEL. (2) THE VERBAL TESTS OBTAIN SAMPLES OF CHILDREN'S SPEECH, AND RELATE VERBAL BEHAVIOR TO PERCEPTUAL, COGNITIVE, AND CULTURAL FACTORS. (3) PERCEPTUAL TESTS ARE USED TO ASSESS SENSORI-MOTOR RELATIONSHIPS, AND TO INVESTIGATE FACTORS POTENTIALLY UNDERLYING SUCCESS IN LEARNING TO READ. (4) COGNITIVE TESTS ASSESS FACTORS WHICH WILL BE RELATED TO SCHOOL ACHIEVEMENT, INTELLIGENCE, AND NONVERBAL INTELLECTUAL PERFORMANCE. (5) DOMINANCE LATERALITY TESTS INVESTIGATE FACTORS IMPLICATED IN THE LITERATURE ON READING AND SPEECH DISABILITIES. (6) AUDITORY-VISUAL TESTS ARE CONCERNED WITH MODALITY PREFERENCE AND MODALITY EFFICIENCY, AND IT IS ANTICIPATED THAT THEY WILL BE RELATED TO ADEQUACY OF READING, AND TO THE TYPE OF ENRICHMENT PPROGRAM BEST FOR THE INDIVIDUAL CHILD. (7) READING, ACHIEVEMENT, DIAGNOSTIC AND PROGNOSTIC TESTS, ARE DESIGNED TO SHOW THE CHILD'S ABILITIES, INCLUDING HIS GENERAL READING LEVEL AS WELL AS SPECIFIC SKILLS IMPORTANT IN MAINTAINING THAT LEVEL.
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Authoring Institution: New York Medical Coll., NY.
Identifiers: New York (New York)