ERIC Number: ED026109
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965
Reference Count: 0
Infant and Preschool Mental Tests: Review and Evaluation.
Stott, Leland H.; Ball, Rachell S.
Monographs of the Society for Research in Child Development, v30 n3 1965
A comprehensive evaluation of the present state of infant and preschool mental testing in the United States is the concern of this monograph by the Society for Research in Child Development. Literature, technical and professional, covering the concept of intelligence and its measurement, was reviewed, organized, and summarized (chapters II and III). A questionnaire survey (chapter IV) was made of practices in current testing of infants' and preschoolers' intelligence. Analyses were made of five of the most widely used test scales in terms of actual performances on each test item (chapter V). Conclusions indicate the need for more adequate means of appraising the mentality of young children. The analyses of scale content demonstrated a lack of consistency in the scales now used. More consistent and adequate test scales were recommended. (DO)
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Factor Analysis, Infants, Intellectual Development, Intelligence, Intelligence Tests, Measurement Instruments, Preschool Children, Psychological Testing, Research Reviews (Publications), Statistical Surveys, Test Interpretation, Test Reliability, Test Validity, Use Studies
The University of Chicago Press, 5750 Ellis Avenue, Chicago, Ill. 60637 ($3.00).
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Cooperative Research Program.
Authoring Institution: Society for Research in Child Development.
Identifiers: California First Year Mental Scale; Cattell Infant Intelligence Scale; Gesell Developmental Schedules; Merrill Palmer Scale of Mental Tests; Stanford Binet Intelligence Scale