ERIC Number: ED085960
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: 0
Learning Potential Among the Moderately and Severely Retarded. Studies in Learning Potential, Volume 3, Number 52.
Hamilton, James L.; Budoff, Milton
The study investigated the feasibility of M. Budoff and M. Friedman's (1964) learning potential paradigm as an assessment approach with 40 moderately and severely mentally retarded persons (aged 12 to 22 years). Ss were tested three times: initially, after one week, and after one month with a match-to-sample block design test. Twenty of the Ss were randomly assigned to a 30-minute training session which occurred on the day prior to the first retest. Pretrained scores were positively correlated with IQ. Improvement following training was not related to IQ, but was significantly related to two validity measures. Results suggested that assessment of learning potential by means of a learning task rather than IQ is more appropriate for retarded persons. (Author/DB)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Research Inst. for Educational Problems, Cambridge, MA.
Note: For related information see EC 060 950, EC 060 951, EC 060 954, EC 060 957, EC060 959 and EC 060 960