ERIC Number: ED331874
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Mar
Reference Count: 0
The Early Screening Profiles: A Stability Study.
Smith, Douglas K.; And Others
Stability of the Early Screening Profiles (ESP), developed by P. Harrison, was examined with a sample of 23 non-handicapped preschool children (14 females and 9 males) ranging in age from 3 years 0 months to 6 years 0 months at the time of initial testing. The sample was drawn from a rural/suburban community in the midwest with a predominantly middle socioeconomic level. Each child was tested with the ESP by examiners trained in its administration. Retesting occurred an average of 10 months after initial testing, with a range of 5 to 15 months. The ESP is a nationally normed screening battery for children ages 2 years 0 months through 6 years 11 months. The battery measures development in cognitive, language, motor, and self-help/social areas and provides standard scores with means of 100 and standard deviations of 15. Pearson product moment correlations were computed and produced the following stability coefficients: (1) a cognitive profile of 0.54; (2) a language profile of 0.49; (3) a motor profile of 0.51; (4) an expressive language profile of 0.47; and (5) a receptive language profile of 0.44. Two tables present the profile stability data. (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Coefficients of Stability; Early Screening Profiles; Pearson Product Moment Correlation; Test Retest Reliability
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Association of School Psychologists (Dallas, TX, March 1991).