ERIC Number: ED188789
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Influences of Preschooler's Behavior on Assessment.
This paper discusses the impact of emerging developmental skills on preschoolers' test performance in reference to preoperational thinking, behavioral controls, and language skills. It is emphasized that some behaviors that occur during the preschool period may suggest pathology when observed in older children but are normal for preschoolers. A Piagetian model is used to conceptualize how the preschooler's behavior can influence test outcomes. Specific strategies for eliciting a better test performance are described in reference to the following problems: reactions to failure, overreactivity and distractibility, negativism and oppositional behavior, and perseverance on old tasks or manipulation to avoid new tasks. (Author/SS)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Colorado Univ., Denver. Medical Center.