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ERIC Number: ED106042
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Jan
Pages: 204
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Intelligence of Mexican American Children: A Field Study Comparing Neo-Piagetian and Traditional Capacity and Achievement Measures.
de Avila, Edward A.; Havassy, Barbara
Approximately 1,225 Mexican American and Anglo American children in grades 1-6 (ages 6-14) from California, Colorado, New Mexico, and Texas were tested using school achievement and IQ standardized tests and four Piagetian-derived measures (Cartoon Conservation Scales, Water Level Task, Figural Intersection Test, and Serial Task). The field study's goals were to examine the: (1) interrelations among the four neo-Piagetian measures in a Mexican American sample which varied as to geography and socioeconomic status; (2) neo-Piagetian measures' psychometric properties; (3) relation between developmental level as assessed by neo-Piagetian procedures and IQ as assessed by standardized measures; (4) extent of field-independence as measured by the Water Level Task; and (5) sex differences in performance on the tests. The developmental measures were given to all subjects irrespective of site while the standardized achievement and IQ tests were given on a site specific basis. Among the standardized tests were: Otis-Lennon Mental Ability Test, Inter-American Series; and Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test. Some findings were: except for the Serial Task, the neo-Piagetian measures possessed high reliability, homogeneity, and validity; and these measures exhibited a developmental progression of performance scores across age in accordance with Piaget's theory of cognitive development. (Author/NQ)
Dissemination Center for Bilingual Bicultural Education, 6504 Tracor Lane, Austin, Texas 78721 ($2.50)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Educational Media Branch.
Authoring Institution: Dissemination and Assessment Center for Bilingual Education, Austin, TX.; Education Service Center Region 13, Austin, TX.
Identifiers - Location: California; Colorado; New Mexico; Texas
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Bilingual Education Act 1968; Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title VII