ERIC Number: ED047017
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Evaluation of Cognitive Development: An Observational Technique--Pre-Reading Skills.
Goolsby, Thomas M., Jr.
A method of evaluation of prereading skills in preprimary school children is described. The method, employing a check list, can provide either a record of class performance, or a cognitive profile of an individual student. The instrument is divided into 8 major task areas that may be seen as plateaus of cognitive development of prereading skills. It includes such activities as following directions, dramatizing, being read to, bookhandling, relating persons and names, word-related visual and auditory discrimination, and attempts to read. In using the check list, the teacher records the date when observation of a positive demonstration of a particular activity took place. A comprehensive record of sequential growth in the eight skill areas is thus compiled. A copy of the check list, a description of each of the eight cognitive activities, symptoms of each of the activities, and guides for discerning them are included. (AE)
Descriptors: Classroom Observation Techniques, Cognitive Development, Cognitive Measurement, Early Childhood Education, Kindergarten Children, Prereading Experience, Preschool Children, Preschool Learning, Reading Readiness, Student Evaluation
Thomas M. Goolsby, Jr., Dept. of Ed. Psychology, Measurement, and Research, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia 30601
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Research and Development Centers Branch, DEL.
Authoring Institution: Georgia Univ., Athens. Research and Development Center in Educational Stimulation.