ERIC Number: ED045656
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
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The Effect of Group Administration of Selected Individual Tests of Language, Visual Perception, and Auditory Perception to Kindergarten, First-, Second- and Third-Grade Children.
Becker, John T.
This study endeavored to determine (1) the reliability with which selected individual tests of language, visual and auditory perception, and auditory-visual perceptual integration can be administered through group testing; (2) the decrease in administration and scoring time by using these instruments in a group manner, and (3) the relationships that exist between measures of language, visual and auditory perception, and auditory-visual perceptual integration. Elementary school subjects (N=169) in Montgomery County, Maryland, were given the following tests: Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test (PPVT), Bender Visual Motor Gestalt Test (BVMGT), Sabatino Test of Auditory Discrimination (AD), and the Birch Auditory-Visual Integration Test (AVI). It was concluded that the reliability with which the four tests can be administered through group testing will vary according to the age groups involved. Data for the 6 and 7 year-old children clearly indicated that group screening programs can provide systematic perceptual motor behavioral data reliably as early as first grade. The decrease in total time through group testing indicates a substantial savings of personnel and time. The correlations among the tests were positive but low and indicate that different behaviors were assessed by the instruments employed in this study. (Author/LK)
Descriptors: Auditory Discrimination, Auditory Perception, Auditory Tests, Elementary School Students, Group Testing, Individual Testing, Language Tests, Perception Tests, Primary Education, Scoring, Test Reliability, Testing, Time, Vision Tests, Visual Measures, Visual Perception
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Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, The Catholic University of America