ERIC Number: ED129041
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Preschool Test Matrix: Individual Test Descriptions.
Coordinating Office for Regional Resource Centers, Lexington, KY.
Provided via a text matrix and individual test descriptor sheets is information on 127 tests intended for evaluation of and educational prescription for preschool handicapped children. Brief sections explain the procedures used for selection of assessment devices and define each of the descriptor dimensions--type of assessment device, administrative information, response mode (verbal and nonverbal), reference (criterion and normative), content (such as auditory reception, motor development, and articulation), emphasis, and category of handicapping condition. A text matrix and a decision matrix are noted to offer the user a means of defining assessment needs and selecting the appropriate assessment tool. The bulk of the document consists of individual test descriptor sheets which include such information as title, publisher, copyright date, cost, number of levels and forms, description of subtests, estimated time in minutes, type of administrator, scoring, population test was designed for, test interpretation, technical aspects, (such as test reliability and validity) and additional comments. Among the tests reviewed are the Adaptive Behavior Scale, the Basic School Skills Inventory, Bender Motor Gestalt Test, Carolina Developmental Profile, Columbia Mental Maturity Scale, Denver Developmental Screening Test, Fairview Behavior Evaluation Battery for the Mentally Retarded, Kindergarten Evaluation of Learning Potential, Minnesota Preschool Scale, Purdue Perceptual Motor Survey, Screening Test for Academic Readiness, and Winterhaven Perceptual Forms Test. Also provided is an evaluation input form. (SBH)
Publication Type: Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Coordinating Office for Regional Resource Centers, Lexington, KY.