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ERIC Number: ED381279
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Jun
Pages: 17
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The Value of the Dallas Preschool Screening Test in Predicting Success on Kindergarten Evaluation Forms.
Kinn, Susan; Ranzau, Christi
Research has shown that, when administered properly, kindergarten readiness screening results are associated closely with future school success. The Dallas Preschool Screening Test (DPST) is one of many such instruments used to determine school readiness and predict school success. A study sought to determine the effectiveness of the DPST in predicting kindergarten success. For this analysis, kindergarten success was defined as ratings given to each child on kindergarten evaluation forms. The study examined scores for 40 kindergarten children in the Fostoria City Schools, Ohio, on the DPST given in the spring before school began and transposed scores on the same group's kindergarten evaluation forms given each 9-week period during the school year. Using the Pearson Correlational test, the study found significant correlations in the psychological, visual, and overall total areas. In the auditory, language, and motor areas, no significant correlations were found. Results indicate that the DPST is not an effective predictor of kindergarten success overall in the different areas of development. (HTH)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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