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Omani Norms for the Arabic Picture Vocabulary Test (APVT) for Schoolchildren at the Elementary Levels.
Khammash, Salma B. – 1995
The Arabic Picture Vocabulary Test (APVT) was derived from the Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test in order to provide an estimate of a student's acquired verbal ability in Arabic (Modern Standard Arabic) through his or her aural vocabulary. It is an individually administered norm-referenced power test for students aged 5 to 9 plus years. Each item…
Descriptors: Arabic, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Foreign Countries
Facilitating Language and Literacy Development in Preschool Children: To Each According to Their Needs.
Notari-Syverson, Angela; And Others – 1996
In American culture, although literacy is an integral part of daily life, little is known about the development of teaching of early literacy skills to young children with disabilities. This study examined the effects of a comprehensive early literacy curriculum designed for use with preschool children, focusing primarily on children with…
Descriptors: At Risk Persons, Curriculum Evaluation, Disabilities, Early Intervention
Race, Children's Cognitive Achievement and the Bell Curve. Labor and Population Program, Working Paper Series 95-19-1. Revised.
Currie, Janet; Thomas, Duncan – 1995
Using data from the same source as that employed in Herrnstein and Murray's book, "The Bell Curve," this study reexamined links between the test scores of mothers and children, paying close attention to what the scores measure and whether these measurements mean the same things for blacks and whites. The study replicated Herrnstein and…
Descriptors: Academic Ability, Academic Achievement, Academic Aptitude, Academic Failure
Cline, Marvin G. – 1966
To reemphasize the dangers inherent in the misuse of testing instruments, a study of language and cognitive development in poverty preschoolers investigated 1) whether the interpretation of Peabody scores could be applied to this population, and 2) the contribution of the linguistic form of the Peabody to performance. (MS)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Age Differences, Anxiety, Black Students
Lewis, Michael; McGurk, Harry – 1972
Infant intelligence from birth until the age of two was measured to determine the usefulness of infant intelligence tests. Twenty infants were tested regularly over the two-year period. Results showed neither simplex nor other long-term patterns of interrelationship among the infant intelligence scores obtained. The study concludes that the…
Descriptors: Infants, Intelligence Tests, Intervention, Measurement Instruments
Maddux, Cleborne D. – Diagnostique, 1999
This article describes the Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test-Third Edition, an assessment designed to test preschool children in vocabulary acquisition, screen both for giftedness and mental retardation, and measure English language proficiency in individuals for whom English is not a primary language. Its administration, standardization,…
Descriptors: Child Development, Disabilities, Disability Identification, Early Identification
An Investigation of School Psychologists' Assessment Practices of Language Proficiency with Bilingual and Limited-English-Proficient Students.
Ochoa, Salvador Hector; And Others – Diagnostique, 1996
A study of the language proficiency assessment practices of 859 school psychologists, when working with bilingual or limited English proficient students, found that 62 percent of school psychologists conducted their own assessments and most often used the Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test-Revised or the Test de Vocabulario en Imagenes Peabody.…
Descriptors: Bilingual Students, Diagnostic Tests, Educational Diagnosis, Educational Practices
Beck, Ann R.; Pirovano, Christine M. – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 1996
This study investigated the validity of using facilitated communication with individuals with autism (n=6) or profound cognitive impairments (n=6) on the Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test-Revised (PPVT-R) when facilitators were screened from visual and auditory stimuli. Results do not validate the use of facilitated communication with the PPVT-R or…
Descriptors: Assistive Devices (for Disabled), Augmentative and Alternative Communication, Autism, Communication Aids (for Disabled)
Relationship between the Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test-Revised, Wide Range Achievement Test-Revised, and Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children-Revised.
Smith, Teresa C.; And Others – Journal of School Psychology, 1991
Investigated relationship of Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test-Revised (PPVT-R) to academic achievement. PPVT-R was correlated with Wide Range Achievement Test-Revised and Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children-Revised. Findings from 181 elementary school children referred for special education evaluation suggest that the PPVT-R could be used to…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Tests, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students
Correlations of WISC-III, WRAT-R, KM-R, and PPVT-R Scores in Students with Specific Learning Disabilities.
Slate, John R.; And Others – Learning Disabilities Research and Practice, 1994
This study, involving 64 students with specific learning disabilities, found positive correlations between the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children-III (WISC-III) and the Arithmetic subtest of the Wide Range Achievement Test-Revised (WRAT-R), the KeyMath-Revised, and the Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test-Revised, but not between the WISC-III and…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Correlation, Educational Diagnosis, Elementary Secondary Education
Assessment of Puerto Rican Children in Bilingual Education Programs in the United States: A Critique of Lloyd M. Dunn's Monograph.
Diaz, Joseph O. Prewitt – Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 1988
Responds to Dunn's paper on Hispanic-Anglo differences in IQ scores. Comments on Dunn's translation of Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test-Revised into Castilian Spanish, and concludes this version is inappropriate for mainland Puerto Rican and Mexican-American children due to improper translation and validation methods. Contains 27 references.…
Descriptors: Children, Intelligence Differences, Intelligence Tests, Mexican Americans
Factor Structure of the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children-Revised, Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test, and Peabody Individual Achievement Test in a Psychiatric Sample.
Culbert, James P.; And Others – Psychology in the Schools, 1989
Analyzed the factor structure of the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children-Revised (WISC-R), the Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test (PPVT), and the Peabody Individual Achievement Test (PIAT) in a psychiatric sample of 329 children from 6 to 16 years old. Found 4 factors: Verbal Comprehension, Verbal Achievement, Perceptual Organization, and Number…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Adolescents, Children, Emotional Disturbances
The Role of Sex Differences in the Referral Process as Measured by the Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test-Revised and the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children-Revised.
Smith, Teresa C.; And Others – Psychology in the Schools, 1989
Explored sex differences on the Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test-Revised (PPVT-R) and the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children-Revised (WISC-R) in a sample of 432 Arkansas school children, ages 6 to 16, referred for special education assessment. Analysis of variance indicated significant sex differences among WISC-R Full Scale, Verbal, and…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Elementary Secondary Education, Intelligence Tests, Referral
Finch, A. J., Jr.; And Others – Perceptual and Motor Skills, 1983
Children referred for psychological evaluations of completed the Bender-Gestalt and then reproduced designs from memory. Numbers of designs recalled increased with age and Performance Intelligence Quotient. The importance of developmental level in evaluation and establishment of cut-off recall scores for designs were discussed. (Author/RD)
Descriptors: Age Differences, Child Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Intelligence Differences
Wynne, Martha Ellen; Brown, Ronald T. – School Psychology Review, 1984
The study employs a discriminant analysis with several instruments extensively utilized by researchers. Results indicated most of the measures employed were potentially capable of discriminating behavior disordered from learning disabled children and their normal peers. A high percentage of children in each group were appropriately classified by…
Descriptors: Behavior Disorders, Behavior Rating Scales, Discriminant Analysis, Elementary Secondary Education