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ERIC Number: ED262544
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-May
Pages: 32
Abstractor: N/A
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A Study of the Effectiveness of the Teacher Checklist for Screening Kindergarten and First Grade Gifted Candidates in Predicting Gifted Potential.
Radich, Carol Ann
This study was designed to assess the effectiveness of the Teacher Checklist For Screening Kindergarten and First Grade Gifted Candidates in predicting gifted potential, i.e., a Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children-Revised (WISC-R) IQ score of 130 or above. The instrument is currently used to pre-screen kindergarten and first grade children before being given the WISC-R, a requirement for admission to LEEP (Learning Enrichment Experiences Program). A total of 38 Ss, 19 per group, were included in the study. Two dichotomous groups based on WISC-R IQ scores were used: 100-124 and 131-152. The null hypothesis, i.e., no relationship exists between checklist items and IQ scores, was tested using phi-coefficient and chi-square. Results indicated no significant relationship between any checklist item and IQ score and no significant relationship between number of items checked by teachers and IQ scores. However, the instrument as a whole appears able to identify children with gifted potential over 50% of the time which is respectable in view of the children's young age and higher number of expected false positives. (Author/CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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