ERIC Number: ED209848
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
The Special Education Teacher Diagnostician: Professional Training Needs.
Bennett, Randy Elliot
Two studies were carried out to determine proficiency of special education teacher diagnosticians (N=95 and 39) in knowledge and application of basic measurement concepts (including reliability, validity, norms, criterion referenced interpretations, measures of central tendency and variability, and interpretive aids). Findings showed that both groups scored lower than college students in an introductory measurement course and achieved correct total score responses of 50% and 44% (100% maximum). Results suggested that the educational diagnosticians needed training in basic measurement concepts essential for appropriate test interpretations and decision making about identification and placement. (CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual International Conference of the Association for Children with Learning Disabilities (17th, Milwaukee, WI, February 29, 1980).