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ERIC Number: EJ1116494
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Nov
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2165-1434
Exploring Shared Measurement Properties and Score Comparability between Two Versions of the "Supports Intensity Scale"
Seo, Hyojeong; Shogren, Karrie A.; Wehmeyer, Michael L.; Hughes, Carolyn; Thompson, James R.; Little, Todd D.; Palmer, Susan B.
Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, v39 n4 p216-226 Nov 2016
This study examined similarities and differences in measurement properties and score comparability of the "Supports Intensity Scale-Adult Version" (16-64 years) and the "Supports Intensity Scale-Children's Version" (5-16 years). Data were collected from 142 adolescents with intellectual disability with both versions of the "Supports Intensity Scale." Data analyses indicated clear alignment of the specific set of items across parallel activity domains, as well as support for score comparability across two assessments. This suggests the two versions of "Supports Intensity Scale" can be used with confidence with transition-aged students to assess their support needs and inform supports planning, depending on the purpose of assessment. Implications and future directions for research and practice are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Center for Special Education Research (ED)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: R324A120407