ERIC Number: ED161932
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
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Predicting Second Grade Achievement Scores with the Slosson Intelligence Test, Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test, Goodenough-Harris Drawing Test, Developmental Test of Visual Motor and the Metropolitan Readiness Test.
Flynn, Timothy M.
The predictive validity of the Slosson Intelligence Test, Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test, Goodenough-Harris Drawing Test, Developmental Test of Visual Motor Integration, and the Metropolitan Readiness Test was evaluated for use with kindergarten children. The criterion measure was the California Achievement Tests administered when the children were in second grade. The 81 public school kindergarten children were administered both the screening measures and the California Achievement test. The screening measures were originally administered to 123 children in six kindergarten classes; 81 of these children were located two years later. Examination of the correlations between the screening measures and achievement measures revealed that only the Metropolitan Readiness Test was related to the achievement measures. Stepwise regression results revealed that only the Metropolitan Readiness Test was entered into any of the achievement equations. It is recommended that remedial programs basing their treatment on diagnostic data from screening batteries be certain that test scores are actually related to future achievement. If not, the teacher would be better advised to use his or her own observations and interactions with the child to devise a treatment program. (Author/CTM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Identifiers: California Achievement Tests; Developmental Test of Visual Motor Integration; Goodenough Harris Drawing Test; Metropolitan Readiness Tests; Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test; Slosson Intelligence Test