ERIC Number: ED246090
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Early Screening Programs: When Is Predictive Accuracy Sufficient?
Wilson, Barry J.; Reichmuth, Monica
Early screening programs to determine learning problems in preschool children are evaluated. A review of early identification literature indicates considerable difficulty in describing screening results and determining when a screening program accurately identifies those students believed to be "at risk." The authors propose several criteria to assist the determination and communication of screening results. These criteria are applied to a screening program for a metropolitan school district, the Omaha Parochial Schools. They provide a context for judging the accuracy of predictions. However, it is argued that accuracy of prediction is of little value, and cannot be judged sufficient, unless the predictions made about children afford better educational opportunities for these students. (Author/DWH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Information Analyses; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (68th, New Orleans, LA, April 23-27, 1984).