ERIC Number: ED177193
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Examiner Scoring of Three Subtests of the McCarthy Scales of Children's Abilities.
Squire, Lisa S.; Sattler, Jerome M.
Two studies investigated examiner scoring agreement on the Oral Vocabulary, Draw-A-Design, and Draw-A-Child subtests of the McCarthy Scales of Children's Abilities. In study one, ten examiners scored four randomly selected normal children's protocols. Unanimous agreement occurred on scores for 52% of the Oral Vocabulary responses, 39% of the Draw-A-Design drawings, and 72% of the Draw-A-Child body parts. In study two, 11 examiners scored 50 pre-selected ambiguous Oral Vocabulary responses. Considerable scoring disagreement occurred, with unanimous agreement found for only 14% of the responses. The results indicated that ambiguous vocabulary responses were as difficult to score on the McCarthy Scales as they are on other individually administered intelligence tests. The Draw-A-Design subtest was also difficult to score. However, Oral Vocabulary responses and Draw-A-Child drawings obtained in a routine administration from normal children had relatively few scoring problems. It was concluded that considerable judgment is required in scoring some McCarthy subtests. (Author/MH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Interrater Reliability; McCarthy Scales of Childrens Abilities
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Western Psychological Convention (San Diego, California, April, 1979)