ERIC Number: ED044428
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Mar
Reference Count: 0
A Factor Analytic Study of the Performance of 340 Disadvantaged Children on the Illinois Test of Psycholinguistic Abilities.
Leventhal, Donald S.; Stedman, Donald J.
The Illinois Test of Psycholinguistic Abilities (ITPA) is a psychodiagnostic instrument devised to assess theoretically discrete and basic cognitive skills. In its genesis the ITPA, comprising nine subtests, was designed to provide independent estimates of a child's level of functioning in each of the nine abilities theoretically addressed. Factor analyses of the ITPA subtest intercorrelations resulting from scores generated by 340 six-year-old children enrolled in a prekindergarten Head Start program cast doubt upon the independence of the abilities assessed. Issues relating to the practical use and future experimental work with the ITPA are discussed. (Author)
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Authoring Institution: Duke Univ., Durham, NC. Dept. of Psychology; Durham Education Improvement Program, NC.
Identifiers: Illinois Test of Psycholinguistic Abilities; PROJECT HEAD START