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ERIC Number: ED445033
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Jun
Pages: 43
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A Concurrent Validity Study between the Application of Cognitive Functions Scale and the Leiter-Revised International Performance Test.
Tatik, Tuvia
There has been recent interest in Dynamic Assessment in the psychoeducational assessment of preschool children. This study investigated the concurrent validity between the Application of Cognitive Functions Scale (ACFS) (C. Lidz and R. Jepsen, 1999), a Dynamic Assessment, and the Leiter-Revised International Performance Test (Leiter-R) (G. Roid and L. Miller, 1997). Fifteen special needs preschool children were administered the pretest of the ACFS and the Leiter-R. It was hypothesized that similar subtests that measure similar properties of the two instruments would demonstrate significant positive correlations. Results give only partial support for the concurrent validity of the two assessment instruments. There were no cases of significant positive correlations between anticipated similar subtests, but there were four cases of significant positive relationships between unanticipated subtests. Variables such as sample size, scoring methods, actual similarities between subtests, and test format may account for these results. Suggestions for applying posttest ACFS scores with Leiter scores may give more accurate results on the two measures. An appendix contains the cover letter for the study. (Contains 4 tables and 39 references.) (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Leiter International Performance Scale