ERIC Number: ED195080
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
The Windsor Early Identification Project Revisited: Junior Kindergarten Findings and Follow-Up of Original Kindergarten Sample.
O'Bryan, K. G.
A study of the Windsor (Ontario) Early Identification Project's (WEIP's) longitudinal results on 464 students who had been kindergarten participants in the original study (1975) is described. Attempts to test the WEIP for use with younger children revealed that the current assessment battery was unsuitable for this age group. Followup of original students through analysis of currently scored date, case study information, and interview and observational inventories indicated that the Windsor Project was performing effectively for kindergarten identification, with high program stability. Other results included that many Ss identified as at risk appeared to remain so throughout their early school career and that referral to special education was made at an early age, with the majority of referrals returning to the mainstream. Among appended material are the modified version of WEIP and a set of bibliographies on early identification. (CL)
Descriptors: Disabilities, Early Childhood Education, Followup Studies, Handicap Identification, Kindergarten, Prediction, Test Validity
Publications Sales, The Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, 252 Bloor Street W., Toronto, Ontario M5S 1V6 Canada; The Ontario Government Bookstore, 880 Bay St., Toronto, Ontario M7A 1L2 Canada ($3.00)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ontario Dept. of Education, Toronto.
Identifiers: Ontario (Windsor); Windsor Early Identification Project