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ERIC Number: ED264045
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Pages: 37
Abstractor: N/A
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School Readiness: Teacher Judgment Versus Formal Assessment.
Fitzgerald, Sheila; And Others
With increasing frequency, school readiness tests are used to determine a child's potential for kindergarten and/or the child's placement in a certain type of kindergarten program. This study compared two teachers' predictions of test results for 20 children with the scores children achieved in actual testing situations. The study also queried the children and their parents about the purposes and values of standardized tests. Results of the study showed that these teachers were able to predict with a high degree of accuracy the test assessed scores the children received. Children had little understanding of the meanings of tests, and their parents wanted a combination of test results and teachers' observations to be used in making judgments of their children's abilities. (Author/RH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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