ERIC Number: ED084042
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
A Comparison of Sioux Indian Children's Vane Kindergarten Test Results and the Established Norms.
Maybee, William L.
The purposes of this study were (1) to develop norms among American Indian Students for the Vane Kindergarten Test (VKT) and (2) to statistically compare these with the published norms. Sixty-one test results of Sioux Indian children ages 4.6-5.5 were statistically compared with VKT norms. This tabulation of the results indicated that there is no significant difference between these results and the published norms. The scores were tested to see if there was any difference between the modes of learning assessed by the test. The modes of learning were the cognitive, affective, and psycho-motor domains. These results were also without significance at either the .01 or .05 percent level. Since there was no significant difference between the Sioux children and the norms, it is possible to assess the learning problems of Sioux Indian children by the VKT. The 3 recommendations stated that the VKT should be used in the Sioux Head Start programs as a 3-pronged measure of intelligence, as a projective educational aid, and as a diagnostic tool. (FF)
Descriptors: American Indians, Comparative Testing, Group Norms, Kindergarten Children, Measurement Techniques, Norm Referenced Tests, Tables (Data), Test Results
Inter-Library Loan, Northern State College, Aberdeen, South Dakota
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A