ERIC Number: ED217050
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Early Identification and Intervention: A Handbook for Teachers and School Counsellors. Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) Early School Series.
Rowe, Helga A. H.
An overall rationale for the early identification of strengths and possible developmental weaknesses in school beginners is presented in Part I, with the research-based areas of assessment of tests for auditory analysis skills, conceptual skills and language skills. The general purposes of diagnostic assessment and a model of a behavioral assessment funnel for early identification and intervention are presented. The validity and reliability of the tests are discussed. Part II concerns each test's psychological and educational aim, physical characteristics and development. Administering procedures, research background and score interpretation are presented with implications for educators and parents. Part III is a theoretical and technical discussion of the underlying model of measurement in the series. The appendices include a technical glossary, a table of correlations and reliability coefficients, suggestions for intervention and remediation and a word source list for the word knowledge test. Tables for converting raw scores to ability estimates are given. Accompanying the handbook are test copies, directions for administration and score keys on: (1) word knowledge, (2) comprehension, (3) negation, (4) verb tense, (5) pronouns, (6) prepositions, (7) figure formation, (8) numbers, (9) recognition of initial consonant sounds and (10) auditory discrimination. (CM)
Publication Type: Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Australian Council for Educational Research, Hawthorn.
Identifiers: Australia; Australian Council for Educational Research; Test Batteries
Note: Includes 10 tests and test-specific Directions for Administration; Some tests contain marginal legibility.