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ERIC Number: ED246129
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Prediction of Suboptimal Test Performance among Handicapped Children: An Exploratory Investigation.
Fuchs, Douglas; And Others
This study employed a multiple regression to predict examinees' differential performance when tested by familiar and unfamiliar examiners. Subjects were 32 preschool and school-age handicapped children, each of whom had been tested on the Clinical Evaluation of Language Functions, once by a familiar and once by an unfamiliar tester, within a crossover design. Teachers' ratings, subjects' self-reports, an anxiety scale, and a sociometric procedure accounted for nearly 40 percent of the variance in differential test performance. Implications for valid assessment of handicapped children are discussed. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Examiner Familiarity
Note: Portions of this paper were presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (68th, New Orleans, LA, April 23-27, 1984).