ERIC Number: ED194610
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Development of a Home Assessment Measure.
Iverson, Barbara K.; Schiller, Diane P.
A home assessment measure was developed as an economical alternative to parent interviews. The 48 items measured five factors: parent expectations and aspirations; family activeness; independence; language development; and support of school and education. Correlations with standardized reading and mathematics achievement tests were based on individual items or on total scores of the home assessment measure. Overall, 40% of the partial correlations were in the expected direction for the pilot group of third grade students from a suburban, desegregated public school. Reliability of the measure was moderate for the main study group, grades 5 to 8, from an inner-city parochial school. Correlations for this group lacked the expected strong positive relationship; when reconsidered by grade level, the percentage of partials in the expected direction was higher. (CP)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (64th, Boston, MA, April 7-11, 1980).