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ERIC Number: ED380510
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Jan
Pages: 14
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A Review of the Middle Childhood Home Inventory.
Grossman, Barry G.
The Middle Childhood HOME (MC-HOME) Inventory is designed to measure the quality and quantity of stimulation and support available to a child in the home environment. It is an interview/questionnaire that is individually administered to the primary caregiver while the target child is awake and present. The instrument is intended to be a sensitive environmental index that can reflect meaningful variation within lower socioeconomic status groups. The MC-HOME inventory consists of 59 items and 7 subscales. The inventory is easy to administer and score, despite some limitations in its manual. Norms are based on a sample of 124 black and white children and their families from Little Rock (Arkansas). Despite limitations, the instrument appears to be a valuable way to measure the environment. Its heightened sensitivity in the lower ranges of ability makes it suitable for at-risk environments. The instrument lacks the true psychometric qualities that classical test construction methods would normally provide, but remains a useful tool for evaluation of the environment. (Contains 7 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Book/Product Reviews; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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