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ERIC Number: ED308010
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Pages: 40
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The Revised Gesell Preschool Examination and Later Competence.
Walker, Richard N.
A sample of 640 children between 2.5 and 6 years old provided norms for scales of the Revised Gesell Preschool Examination. Scales focused on motor, adaptive, verbal, number, and personal and social development. A total of 272 children were reevaluated at 8.5 years on 22 variables derived from teacher ratings, parent questionnaires, and tests. The outcome variables were reduced to 8 moderately intercorrelated general scores and 3 factor scores. General score correlations with preschool scores ranged from 0 to the mid .70s, generally increasing with age up to 5.5 then decreasing at age 6. The preschool adaptive, verbal, and number scales, and a composite score, showed correlations with most outcome measures. The preschool personal and social scale showed correlations mainly with later personal and social scores. Preschool motor scores showed negligible correlations with any outcome measure. Associations with later scores were stronger for the preschool composite scores than for individual scales. Marked differences in distributions of outcome scores for children chosen as initially high or low on particular preschool scales indicated a useful degree of predictive validity for those scales. References and extensive tables are provided. (RH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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