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ERIC Number: ED020787
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Apr
Pages: 17
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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THE JOHNS HOPKINS PERCEPTUAL TEST, THE DEVELOPMENT OF A RAPID INTELLIGENCE TEST FOR THE PRE-SCHOOL CHILD.
ROSENBERG, LEON A.; AND OTHERS
IN ORDER TO DEVELOP AN INTELLIGENCE TEST FOR PRESCHOOL-AGE CHILDREN THAT WOULD OVERCOME SOME OF THE LIMITATIONS OF AVAILABLE TESTS, A PERCEPTUAL DISCRIMINATION TEST USING POLYGONAL FORMS HAS BEEN DESIGNED AND TESTED. THE CHILD POINTS TO ONE OF TWO, THREE, OR FIVE FORMS MATCHING A STIMULUS FORM. INITIAL TESTING WITH 44 CHILDREN RANGING IN AGE FROM 3 YEARS TO 5 YEARS 10 MONTHS SHOWED GOOD CORRELATION OF THE TEST SCORES WITH AGE AND THE RAW SCORES OF THE PEABODY PICTURE VOCABULARY TEST (PPVT). A SHORTENED TEST HAVING 30 CHOICES WAS DEVELOPED AND GIVEN TO TWENTY-TWO 4- TO 5-YEAR-OLD NURSERY SCHOOL CHILDREN. AGAIN, GOOD CORRELATIONS WITH AGE, THE PPVT, AND THE DRAW-A-PICTURE (DAP) TEST WERE OBTAINED. VALIDITY STUDIES OF THIS TEST, DESIGNATED THE JOHNS HOPKINS PERCEPTION TEST (JHPT), HAVE SO FAR INVOLVED SOME 340 CHILDREN. STATISTICALLY SIGNIFICANT CORRELATIONS OF THE SCORES ON THE JHPT WITH SCORES ON THE PPVT, THE DAP, AND THE COLUMBIA MENTAL MATURITY SCALE (CMMS) HAVE BEEN OBTAINED. A COMPARISON WAS MADE OF THE PERFORMANCE OF 37 UPPER AND 52 LOWER SOCIOECONOMIC STATUS CHILDREN ON THE JHPT, THE PPVT, AND THE DAP. THE DIFFERENCES IN MEAN SCORES BETWEEN GROUPS WAS HIGHEST FOR THE PPVT, LESS MARKED FOR THE DAP, AND STATISTICALLY INSIGNIFICANT FOR THE JHPT, SUGGESTING THAT IT MAY BE A CULTURE-FREE INSTRUMENT. THIS PAPER WAS PRESENTED AT THE EASTERN PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION ANNUAL MEETING (NEW YORK, APRIL, 1966). (DR)
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Authoring Institution: Johns Hopkins Univ., Baltimore, MD. School of Medicine.
Identifiers: Columbia Mental Maturity Scale; Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test; Stanford Binet Intelligence Scale