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ERIC Number: EJ914502
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Feb
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 54
ISSN: ISSN-0031-3831
Controlled Drawing Observation for Assessing a Child's Readiness for School and Predicting Academic Achievement at the End of the First Grade
Haidkind, Pille; Kikas, Eve; Henno, Helen; Peets, Terje
Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, v55 n1 p61-78 Feb 2011
Controlled Drawing Observation (CDO) was developed by Tove Krogh and it has been used in Denmark, Finland and Estonia for assessing a child's readiness for school. CDO is a group test, it gives information about a child's functioning in an educational setting and it serves as a starting point for later individual assessment. The goal of the study was to examine the suitability of CDO for assessing a child's readiness for school and predicting school achievement during the transition period from kindergarten to school in Estonia. A total of 112 children were studied longitudinally at two points in time. Forward-stepwise multiple regression analysis showed that results of CDO predict a child's success in mathematics and the Estonian language at the end of the first grade better than teacher reports and the results of individual tests. (Contains 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Elementary Education; Grade 1; Kindergarten
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Estonia