ERIC Number: ED357076
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Feb
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Can Academic Achievement Be Predicted by a Lady Walking in the Rain?
Siskind, Theresa G.
Drawing tests are often used to provide confirmatory and supporting evidence of intelligence or intellectual functioning. The relationship between scores on these types of instruments and academic achievement was studied among graduate students seeking degrees in education. The sample consisted of 125 graduate students in education (93 women and 32 men). Subjects had to draw a lady walking in the rain, a standardized measure that is not difficult to score. "Lady Walking in the Rain" protocols were scored by the researcher and correlated with achievement measures including grades and scores on achievement tests. Results indicate that scores on human figure drawing tests are not consistent with other measures of achievement in these adult students. There was considerable variation in scores on the various measures. Using such a "language free" measure of intellectual functioning requires additional study prior to acceptance for adult subjects. One table presents descriptive statistics and a correlation matrix. An appendix contains the scoring system for the drawing task. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Human Figure Drawing Test