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ERIC Number: ED049311
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Feb
Pages: 11
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Multiple Prediction of Reading Achievement in Grades One Through Four Using Kindergarten Measures.
Harckham, Laura D.; And Others
A longitudinal study of 553 children, from kindergarten through grade 4, was conducted to determine whether measures readily available in school districts, taken in kindergarten by classroom teachers, could predict reading achievement on standardized tests in succeeding grades. Scores on the Metropolitan Readiness Test, the Draw-a-Man Test, a behavior rating scale, and teacher rank were used in multiple correlation and regression and discriminant function analyses. The Metropolitan was the best predictor, with a correlation of .74 for third grade. The Draw-a-Man was poor, and others yielded correlations in the .40s and .50s. Multiple discriminant analysis confirmed overlap among predictors and the strength of the Metropolitan as best predictor. Further research to determine sources of unaccounted variance is suggested. (Author/LR)
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Identifiers: Goodenough Draw a Man Test; Metropolitan Readiness Tests
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New York, New York, February 1971