ERIC Number: ED217626
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Jan
Reference Count: 0
The Homogeneity of Identification Decisions by Different Groups on LD Adolescents.
Deshler, Donald D.; And Others
A statewide random sampling of seven groups of professional educators (N=90) and 30 parents of learning disabled (LD) students were compared for their degree of agreement on the Modified Component Disability Instrument. Professionals included teachers of LD adolescents, remedial reading teachers, school psychologists, speech clinicians, school principals, and school counselors. The Bartlett Test of homogeneity of variance was applied to each of the 20 components of disabilities measured by the instrument for the professional and parent populations. Results suggested that no one group of professionals or parents would be considered to be an "expert" by their restricted variance when making decisions of the prevalence of a majority of component disabilities as they are associated with either the LD or nonLD populations. Tables with statistical data are included as is a copy of the Modified Component Disability Measure. (Author/SB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Kansas Univ., Lawrence, Inst. for Research in Learning Disabilities.
Note: For related studies, see EC 142 712-713.