ERIC Number: ED389718
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Assessment of Chicano Children's Performance on the Cognitive Index Scale.
Laosa, Luis M.
Data reported in this paper were collected as part of a larger longitudinal study of the development of young Chicano or Mexican American children and their families. The measures completed by the children included the McCarthy Scales of Children's Abilities, a standardized instrument that measures general intellectual level. The first three scales are combined to make up the General Cognitive Index (GCI). This paper focuses on the psychometric properties of the GCI when administered to normal Chicano children. Analyses are based on a random sample of 75 subjects from the Early Environmental Experience Project database. Each child was initially tested in the child's own language at about 2.5 years of age and every 6 months thereafter for 4 longitudinal points. Results provided impressive evidence of the psychometric strengths of the GCI, indicating that the properties of GCI scores were as sound for Chicano children as they are for White English-speaking children. (Contains three tables and eight references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Administration for Children, Youth, and Families (DHHS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ.
Identifiers: Chicanos; General Cognitive Index; McCarthy Scales of Childrens Abilities
Note: Invited paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association (95th, New York, NY, August 1987).