ERIC Number: ED040845
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Development of Teacher Evaluation Scales to Predict Reading Success of Pupils in Primary Grades.
Harckham, Laura D.
A longitudinal study was undertaken to determine whether measures that are readily available in most school districts, administered in kindergarten by classroom teachers, could predict reading achievement as measured by standardized tests in grades 1 through 4. The subjects were 553 children in the kindergarten class of 1964-65 in Ithaca, New York. They were given the Metropolitan Readiness Test, including the Goodenough Draw-A-Man Test; a ranking by the teacher; and a rating on a composite behavior rating scale. Achievement measures were the Metropolitan Achievement Test in grade 1 and the Stanford Achievement Test in grades 2 through 4. Among the findings were that the Metropolitan Readiness Test was the best single overall predictor, and Alphabet and Numbers subtests were the best subtest predictors. A bibliography and tables are included. (Author/NH)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Fordham Univ., Bronx, NY.