ERIC Number: ED033744
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969-May-31
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Social-Emotional Task Force. Final Report.
Boger, Robert P.; Knight, Sarah S.
To develop and field test new assessment procedures for the 1969-70 Head Start national evaluation, a list of existing tests measuring selected social and emotional variables was compiled. Tests were selected on these criteria: (1) conceptual soundness, (2) relevance for preschool children, (3) whether disadvantaged children might be expected to show a deficit compared to their advantaged peers, and (4) the degree of overlap with the cognitive domain. The variables and respective tests finally selected were (1) curiosity: Curiosity Box subtest of the Cincinnati Autonomy Test Battery (CATB), (2) frustration: Michigan State University Puzzle Box Task based on the Keister-Funich task, (3) sociometric status: Play Situation-Picture Board Sociometric Technique, (4) self-concept: Brown IDS Self-Concept Referents Test, the Self-Social Constructs Test, Preschool Self-Concept Test, and Experimental Photographic Self-Concept Test, (5) delay of gratification: The Mischel Technique, (6) task persistence: Persistence subtest of the CATB, and (7) impulsivity: Motor Impulsivity subtest of the CATB. Other variables identified but not examined in depth were sex-identification, dependency, anxiety, and aggression. The authors discuss each of the assessment instruments and give field testing results. (MH)
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Sponsor: Office of Economic Opportunity, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Michigan State Univ., East Lansing. Head Start Evaluation and Research Center.; Merrill-Palmer Inst., Detroit, MI.