ERIC Number: ED021639
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Nov-30
Reference Count: 0
Head Start Evaluation and Research Center, University of Kansas. Report No. VI, a Failure to Show and Involvement of Current Motivational Variables in the Response of Head Start Children in the Assessment of Intelligence by Means of the Stanford Binet Test.
Baer, Donald M.
In order to investigate the effect of reinforcing subject responses to Stanford-Binet test items, regardless of whether such responses were correct or not, one-half of a sample of Head Start children were administered a standard Stanford-Binet test and the other half were administered the same test with the modification that responses were occasionally rewarded with M&M candies. Six months later the children were tested again under the two conditons. The average intelligence quotients for the two groups on the first testing were found not to be significantly different. This same resutl was found for the second testing. Thus, it appears that results from the Stanford-Binet test are insensitive to influences of possible interaction between subject responses and reinforcement or nonreinforcement of those responses. (WD)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Economic Opportunity, Washington, DC.; Institute for Educational Development, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Kansas Univ., Lawrence. Dept. of Human Development.
Identifiers: PROJECT HEAD START; Stanford Binet Intelligence Scale