ERIC Number: ED091916
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Further Studies in Achievement Testing, Hearing Impaired Students. United States: Spring 1971.
Gallaudet Coll., Washington, DC. Office of Demographic Studies.
Reported are four studies resulting from achievement testing activities from 1971 to 1973 with approximately 17,000 hearing impaired students from under 6 to over 21 years of age. The first study reports the relationships between selected achievement test scores (Paragraph Meaning and Arithmetic Computation subtests) and the following variables: sex, proportion of the school day spent in special educational classes, type of program, age at which formal education was begun, age at onset of the hearing loss, hearing status of parents, degree of hearing loss, nonverbal IQ test score, and presence or absence of additional handicapping conditions. The second study reports on the extent of guessing or "chance" level scores in the achievement tests of hearing impaired students and reviews the literature related to the question of guessing and correction for guessing in objective psychometric tests. The third study reports the intercorrelations among the various subtests within each of the five batteries of the Stanford Achievement Test. The intercorrelations for hearing impaired students are compared to the data for hearing students and are examined according to the age of the hearing impaired students. The fourth study reports the results of a mail survey of special educational programs for hearing impaired students regarding the extent of usage of various achievement tests. The implications of these results for future testing activities are considered. Also included are descriptions of the data collection methods, the qualifications and limitations of the data, and the demographic characteristics of the students in the 1971 testing program. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Tests, Correlation, Exceptional Child Research, Guessing (Tests), Hearing Impairments, Statistical Data, Test Interpretation
Gallaudet College Book Store, Washington, D.C. 20002 ($1.00)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Gallaudet Coll., Washington, DC. Office of Demographic Studies.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Stanford Achievement Tests