ERIC Number: ED035700
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Sep
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Early Identification of Educationally High Potential and High Risk Children.
Keogh, Barbara K.; Smith, Carol E.
Early identification of educationally high potential and high risk children was investigated by following the same 49 children from kindergarten entrance through grade five of a regular school program. Kindergarten predictive measures were the Bender Gestalt Test and teachers' evaluations; follow-up measures were yearly standard achievement test results. Analyses revealed consistently high and significant relationships between teachers' ratings and subsequent school achievement. Teachers were surprisingly accurate in early identification of both high risk and high potential children. The Bender-Gestalt Test was more accurate for identification of high potential than high risk children. Findings support the use of these measures for initial screening of children entering formal school programs. Specification of dimensions of teachers' evaluations may provide clues to understanding the complexities of school readiness. (KG)
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Identifiers: Bender Gestalt Test
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Washington, D.C., September 1969