ERIC Number: ED107706
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Reliability of Children's Sorting Strategies Using Alternate Forms of the Sort Test. Research Report No. 68.
Riegel, R. Hunt
The responses of young children to two forms of the Sampling Organization and Recall Through Strategies (SORTS) test were compared. Subjects were first, second, and third graders in a Midwestern urban area. Children's SORTS scores, representing the sorting skill levels demonstrated by the children, were derived from a combination of groups formed by the children, their stated reasons for these groups, and experimenter's judgments of their grouping strategies. Scores corresponded to four strategy levels: (1) syncretic strategies, (2) perceptual strategies, (3) low associative strategies, and (4) superordinate and categorical strategies. Results indicate no differences in the scores from two forms of the SORTS test on any of the variables explored. (Author/BJG)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Research, Development, and Demonstration Center in Education of Handicapped Children.