ERIC Number: ED171004
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Televisional Diagnosis: Futurism in Psychometrics.
Jacobs, William R.
The effect of television on the performance of 20 learning disabled children (6-10 years old) was investigated. Television was employed as a means of presenting a formal diagnostic measure (the Visual Sequential Memory Subtest of the Illinois Test of Psycholinguistic Abilities). The subtest was administered via videotape by a fictional character designed to reduce test anxiety and increase attention on task. A two-way analysis of variance indicated that Ss performed significantly better when administered the subtest via the television format than via the typical testing format. Ss taking the subtest through the typical testing format showed behaviors suggesting less attention on task than Ss taking the subtest through the television format. (CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual International Convention, The Council for Exceptional Children (57th, Dallas, Texas, April 22-27, 1979, Session B-6)