ERIC Number: ED203587
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Sep
Reference Count: 0
On the Determinants and Prediction of Handicapped Children's Differential Test Performance with Familiar and Unfamiliar Examiners.
Fuchs, Douglas; And Others
A study employing a repeated measure crossover design found that 34 preschool handicapped students performed significantly better with familiar than unfamiliar examiners on tasks requiring a high level of symbolic mediation. No such differential performance was found on items demanding a low level of symbolic mediation. Differential performance in familiar and unfamiliar conditions was predicted on the basis of Ss' classroom behavior by entering teachers' ratings into a stepwise multiple regression. Findings are related to current efforts and needed research to identify procedural and situational variables in assessment, uncontrolled by present standard test administrations, that may preclude children's optimal performance. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Inst. for Research on Learning Disabilities.
Note: For related documents, see EC 132 869-875.