ERIC Number: ED206391
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: N/A
Early Identification System: Predictive Validity. Research Report 80-14.
Stennett, R. G.; Earl, L. M.
During the academic year 1978-79 school teams implemented a newly developed early identification system in all kindergarten and grade one classes in London, Ontario schools. After analysis and revision of the system, the short-term predictive validity of the process was investigated by comparing school team identification ratings made in January 1979 with the September 1979 placement of students. During the academic year 1979-80 the revised early identification system was applied in all kindergarten, grade one and grade two classes. Results of this application were used to assess the predictive validity of the system over a one year period. School team ratings for the years 1978-79 and 1979-80 for those students who were in kindergarten or grade one during 1978-79 were compared. On the basis of the degree of agreement between school team ratings of students made in two successive school years it is concluded that the early identification system has a satisfactory degree of predictive validity. (Agreement between school team ratings is represented in percentages and no correlations are given.) (Author/RH)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: London Board of Education (Ontario). Educational Research Services.
Identifiers - Location: Canada; Canada (London)