ERIC Number: ED088901
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1966-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Evaluation of Psychological Measures Used in the Health Examination Survey of Children Ages 6-11.
Sells, S. B.
In this report the psychological procedures used in the Health Examination Survey conducted between June 1963 and December 1965 for children ages 6 through 11 are critically evaluated. In his analysis, the author combines his own professional competence with the information obtained in an extensive survey of literature pertaining to the four procedures used--The Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children, the Wide Range Achievement Test, a modification of the Draw-A-Man Test, and the Thematic Apperception Test. The result is an evaluation of the instruments which is made in terms of their validity, reliability, and applicability for use in the Health Examination Survey. Finally, the author points out the strengths and weaknesses of each procedure and makes recommendations concerning the eventual use of data obtained in the Survey. This report contains a bibliography of 700 references. For a related document see TM003450. (Author/MLP)
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Bibliographies, Children, Evaluation, Intelligence Tests, Literature Reviews, Projective Measures, Self Concept Measures, Test Reliability, Test Reviews, Test Validity, Tests
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (GPO:1966 0-206-188, $.45)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Public Health Service (DHEW), Rockville, MD.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Thematic Apperception Test; Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children; Wide Range Achievement Test