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ERIC Number: ED218898
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Apr
Pages: 32
Abstractor: N/A
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Validity of Preschool Screening Procedures: Research with the Minneapolis Preschool Screening Instrument.
Lichtenstein, Robert
The paper describes development of the Minneapolis Preschool Screening Instrument (MPSI), a measure for identifying children needing preschool intervention. The measure was designed to be brief to administer, inexpensive and simple enough so that both professionals and nonprofessionals could quickly learn administration and scoring. A psychoeducational focus was taken in devising developmental tasks to measure cognitive, fine motor, language, memory, and perceptual functioning. Eleven subtests were designed: Building, Copying Shapes, Information, Matching, Sentence, Completion, Hopping and Balancing, Naming Colors, Counting, Prepositions, Identifying Body Parts, and Repeating Sentences. Research to test MPSI reliability and validity included comparisons with Developmental Indicators for the Assessment of Learning. A followup study revealed the MPSI failed to identify some children who were rated as having moderate to severe problems in kindergarten and many children with only mild problems. (SB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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