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ERIC Number: ED071029
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 77
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The Predictive Validity of Frostig's Constructs as Measured by the Developmental Test of Visual Perception.
Wiederholt, J. Lee
The predictive validity of the constructs underlying the Marianne Frostig Developmental Test of Visual Perception (DTVP) was investigated in this study. The hypotheses tested were concerned with the usefulness of the DTVP in predicting particular academic skills. The DTVP was administered individually by nine regular classroom teachers to 33 kindergarten and 37 first grade economically disadvantaged students. Fifteen months later the subjects were tested again using the Durrell Analysis of Reading Difficulty (DARD). The DARD includes five subtests--Reading, Word Analysis, Handwriting, Spelling, and Flash Words. The Reading subtest was adapted as it proved to be too difficult for the sample. The results of the predictive analysis indicated that (1) of the academic variables, Reading Comprehension was a significant predictor of the DTVP total score; (2) of the five DTVP subtests, Spatial Relations was the best predictor of Handwriting, Word Analysis, Flash Words, Word Recognition, and Reading Comprehension; (3) Figure Ground was a significant predictor of Word Analysis while Eye-Hand Coordination was a significant predictor of Flash Words, Word Recognition, and Reading Comprehension; (4) Eye-Hand Coordination was a significant predictor of Spelling; and (5) position in space and Perceptual Constancy did not significantly predict any of the variables. (Author/WR)
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