ERIC Number: EJ1070560
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Sep
Abstractor: As Provided
Internet Administration of the Paper-and-Pencil Gifted Rating Scale: Assessing Psychometric Equivalence
Yarnell, Jordy B.; Pfeiffer, Steven I.
Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, v33 n6 p534-543 Sep 2015
The present study examined the psychometric equivalence of administering a computer-based version of the Gifted Rating Scale (GRS) compared with the traditional paper-and-pencil GRS-School Form (GRS-S). The GRS-S is a teacher-completed rating scale used in gifted assessment. The GRS-Electronic Form provides an alternative method of administering and completing the 72-item scale, which eases scoring and interpretation of the measure. The GRS-E reduces the potential for human error by implementing automated scoring. An automated form may increase the likelihood that the measure is utilized, supporting wider screening in the schools for gifted identification. Five of the six subscales were completed by teachers in matched pairs on 185 students. Results indicate strong internal consistency across both administration forms and no significant difference in mean scores. This study contributes to the growing body of literature in support of the psychometric equivalence of paper-and-pencil report forms administered in a computer-based environment.
Descriptors: Gifted, Psychometrics, Rating Scales, Computer Assisted Testing, Test Format, Automation, Scoring, Error of Measurement, Talent Identification, Charter Schools, Comparative Analysis, Reliability, Validity, Elementary School Students, Elementary School Teachers
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