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ERIC Number: ED223636
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
Pages: 27
Abstractor: N/A
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Printing Performance School Readiness Test: Administration and Scoring Manual.
Simner, Marvin L.
The Printing Performance School Readiness Test is an empirically derived instrument designed to aid in the early identification of preschool children who are at risk for school failure. The test is based on the outcome of a research program dealing with various aspects of children's printing that involved over 400 normal, non-repeating, native English-speaking children from lower and middle socio-economic backgrounds. The task requires children to print a series of letters and numbers from pictures that are presented to them one at a time on cards held in a spiral binder. Each child's resulting reproductions are then scored for certain errors, known as form errors, which predict with the same accuracy as many more time-consuming screening instruments. This manual contains information regarding (1) test materials, (2) administration procedures, (3) scoring procedures, (4) recommendations for using the test, (5) recommendations for early intervention, (6) summary, and (7) precautions. Sample characteristics, reliability, validity, and illustrations of test materials are included in the appendices. (Author/PN)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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