ERIC Number: ED039081
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970-Mar
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The Performance of American Indian Children on the Draw-A-Man Test. National Study of American Indian Education, Series III, No. 2, Final Report.
As a part of the National Study of American Indian Education, this document reports on 1700 American Indian primary school children (representing 14 tribal groups and 12 states) who were administered the Goodenough Draw-A-Man Test (DAM) as a measure of mental alertness. A comparison is given of the Indian and white children's scores. It appears that, among Indian children aged 6 to 8.5 years, intelligence quotient as measured by the DAM is definitely above the average for white children of comparable age in the United States. For children aged 8.5 to 13, the Indian children average slightly below white children. It is concluded that if the DAM IQ is taken as a measure of mental alertness, the American Indian children score as well as or better than white American children. The document is appended with a bibliography and tables showing pertinent data. (AN)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Chicago Univ., IL.