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ERIC Number: EJ718088
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 13
Abstractor: Author
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ISSN: ISSN-1053-8151
Appropriate and Inappropriate Interpretation and Use of Test Scores in Early Intervention
Andersson, Luanne L.
Journal of Early Intervention, v27 n1 p55-68 Fall 2004
Two types of test scores are often used for determining eligibility for early intervention services: standard scores and developmental-age scores. Because they are derived using different methods, these two types of scores do not provide equivalent information. Characteristics of norm-referenced and criterion-referenced tests and the scores available on these tests are reviewed. Valid use of test scores is discussed and cautions regarding the interpretation and use of developmental-age scores are presented. Suggestions for early intervention practitioners are offered.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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