ERIC Number: ED122500
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Early Prediction of Academic Underachievement.
Badian, Nathlie A.
Reviewed is the research on the early prediction of academic underachievement or learning difficulty and described are predictive projects currently underway by the author. Suggested by the review are that the child at highest risk for school learning difficulties is a later-born male, who has a history of pre or perinatal complications and who is not of superior intelligence. Concluded from examination of different types of predictive measures at school entry are that group tests, and, in particular, readiness tests, are superior to most individually-administered tests as predictors; that single subtests (e.g. letter naming) often surpass total tests in predictive validity; and that kindergarten teachers' judgements tend to be more accurate than many formal tests. Preliminary findings of the author's research are reported to show that the Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence information and sentences subtests, letter naming, name writing, and ability to name five basic geometric shapes are excellent predictors of early academic achievement. (Author/DB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual International Convention, The Council for Exceptional Children (54th, Chicago, Illinois, April 4-9, 1976)