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ERIC Number: ED299034
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Pages: 12
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Predicting School Readiness through Children's Drawings.
Roy, Joyce; And Others
This study investigated the use of the developmental level of kindergarten children's art work as a predictor of readiness for first grade. The sample consisted of 55 children (33 girls and 22 boys) in three kindergarten classes. All were over 5 years of age and had not attended kindergarten before. The kindergarten screening measure used a categorization of student drawings into one of three levels of art development: (1) scribble stage; (2) preschematic stage; and (3) schematic stage. The Metropolitan Readiness Test (MRT) was used as a standard base for comparison. Scores were rated as poor, average, and high. During a 2-week period, two drawings were obtained from each child and rated by two independent raters. Findings indicated that kindergarten teachers could use the child's level of art ability as an instrument to predict which children would obtain low, average, or high scores on the MRT. If it is assumed that the MRT is an adequate predictor of subsequent school achievement, then the level of the child's art development could also serve as such a predictor. Advantages of using the level of art development as a predictor of school readiness are listed. (RH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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