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ERIC Number: ED131380
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Pages: 41
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A Primary Grade Retarded Trainable Children's Referral and Behavior Rating Form--Expectation and Referral Data.
Peterson, Rolf A.; And Others
This report contains (1) a description of a referral and behavior rating form for trainable children; (2) a description of its development; (3) estimated age norms; and (4) data obtained from reliability, expectation, and mock referral studies. The form was developed as a means by which referral agencies can quickly and accurately obtain developmental and behavior problem information from parents and teachers. Teacher expectation data were collected to determine if faulty expectations were at times a factor in referral. Teachers reported the expected developmental level for trainable-retarded children. The results suggested a wide variation in expected developmental level, with 12% to 44% of the raters overestimating the appropriate level. It was concluded that the form provided a useful function since reported developmental level can be evaluated in terms of appropriateness of referral. Teachers' ratings of the behavior problem items provided data on the importance of each type of behavior as a cause for referral. Finally, two mock referral studies were carried out. It was concluded that the reliability and validity of the form was sufficient to encourage future use in the referral process. (Author)
Order Department, American Psychological Association, 1200 Seventeenth Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. (HC $5.00, MF $2.00, order number JSAS MS. 1168, prepayment required)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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