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ERIC Number: ED435681
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Jan
Pages: 37
Abstractor: N/A
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Concurrent and Discriminant Validity of a Dynamic Assessment Procedure with Special Needs and Typical Preschool Children.
Shurin, Ruth
The purpose of this study is to contribute information in the field of dynamic assessment regarding the Application of Cognitive Functions Scale (ACFS) (C. Lidz and R. Jepsen, 1996). The goal of this new procedure is to help establish a zone of proximal development and to assess the young child's emerging skills necessary for school learning. Other dynamic assessment procedures and their contributions to the field of psychology assessment are reviewed, and the need for this new procedure is established with a sample of 26 preschool children. Aspects of validity of the ACFS procedure were then studied. Although the study is limited, pretest to posttest gain scores were found, with some relationship between behavior during mediation and performance on the posttest. These provide evidence that the behavioral scale is reliable. An appendix contains the letter sent for parental consent for children to participate in the study. (Contains 4 tables and 34 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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