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ERIC Number: EJ805839
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 11
ISSN: ISSN-0734-2829
Test Review: Hresko, W. P., Peak, P. K., Herron, S. R., & Bridges, D. L. (2000). "Young Children's Achievement Test." Austin, TX: PRO-ED
Turner, Haley Crisp
Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, v24 n3 p272-277 2006
The Young Children's Achievement Test (YCAT; Hresko, Peak, Herron, & Bridges, 2000) is an individually administered achievement test designed to evaluate preschool, kindergarten, and first-grade children for risk of school failure. The test is comprised of five subtests specifically intended to assess general information, reading, mathematics, writing, and spoken language. The YCAT was developed to be used with children ranging from 4 years 0 months to 7 years 11 months old. The authors stress the importance of early identification for preventing academic problems, noting that early academic ability is the best predictor of later academic ability. Furthermore, they believe that results from the YCAT can be used in developing and monitoring educational interventions. This article provides a description of YCAT, a discussion of its technical adequacy, and an evaluation of its reliability and validity.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Grade 1; Kindergarten; Preschool Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A