ERIC Number: ED156688
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Aug-15
Reference Count: 0
Teachers and Parents as Reporters of the Adaptive Behavior of Public School Children. Field Study of the Efficacy of the AAMD Adaptive Behavior Scale-Public School Version. Substudy 3 of 5.
Lambert, Nadine M.
This study determined whether or not there were significant differences between ratings of parents and teachers on the Adaptive Behavior Scale, Public School Version. Interviews with parents of approximately 150 white and Spanish-surnamed children from 7 to 12 years assigned to educable mentally retarded (EMR) classes were used in conjunction with data from the 1972 feasibility and standardization study of the scale. Sex, ethnic status, and rator (parent or teacher) were considered in the analysis of differences between parent and teacher ratings. The results demonstrated that parent and teacher ratings of white and Spanish-surnamed children assigned to EMR classes were not significantly different. Furthermore, sex and ethmic status of the children did not affect the ratings. These results imply that pupils assigned to EMR classes function similarly at home and at school. (Author/BW)
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Behavior Rating Scales, Cultural Influences, Elementary Education, Mexican Americans, Mild Mental Retardation, Parent Attitudes, Parent Role, Parent Student Relationship, Public Schools, Response Style (Tests), Screening Tests, Sex Differences, Spanish Speaking, Statistical Data, Student Behavior, Student Evaluation, Student Placement, Student Teacher Relationship, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Role, Test Reliability, Test Validity, White Students
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Adaptive Behavior Scale Public School Version; Interrater Reliability
Note: For related documents, see TM 007 093-094, 096-097, and 114