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ERIC Number: ED139141
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Apr
Pages: 14
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
A Factor Analytic Study of Selected Tests of Specific Components of Academic Learning.
Hill, Nancy
A factor analytic study was designed to examine the factor structure of a battery of 17 tests administered to 100 students at the primary, intermediate, and advanced (grades 7-10) levels and to determine differences in factor structures for the three groups. The tests, measures of academic achievement, included the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children (WISC), the Wepman Test of Auditory Discrimination, the Detroit Test of Learning Aptitude, and the Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test (PPVT). The Full Component Model was used to analyze the data. Results indicated that the groups did not have similar factor structures and that the WISC measured all factors listed for the three groups with two exceptions. Results suggested that caution should be used in interpreting the Wepman and the PPVT because they appear to measure other factors than auditory discrimination and vocabulary. (Author/CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual International Convention, The Council for Exceptional Children (55th, Atlanta, Georgia, April 11-15, 1977)