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ERIC Number: EJ880517
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 68
ISSN: ISSN-1537-7903
The Use of Graphs to Communicate Psychoeducational Test Results to Parents
Miller, Joy Anderson; Watkins, Marley W.
Journal of Applied School Psychology, v26 n1 p1-16 2010
One of the major roles of a school psychologist is psychoeducational testing and the preparation of psychoeducational reports. Unfortunately, parents often have difficulty understanding psychoeducational reports. This difficulty might be ameliorated by supplementing psychoeducational reports with graphs. This hypothesis was tested with 144 parents who were asked to read a psychoeducational report either with or without supplemental bar graphs and then to complete recall and satisfaction measures. Parents who read a report with graphs recalled significantly more information correctly than did parents who read a report without graphs. Parents who read a report with graphs also expressed greater satisfaction than parents who read a report without graphs. Regardless of the type of report, parents with a college degree performed better on the recall measure than parents without a college degree. (Contains 1 note, 4 tables, and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 2
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A