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Fletcher, Jack M. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1982
A longitudinal evaluation of the utility of a screening battery administered in kindergarten is shown to retain a high utility for predicting current achievement outcomes of the sample at the end of grade six. The use of discriminant functional analysis and statistical decision theory is discussed. (Author/CM)
Descriptors: Educational Testing, Elementary Education, Grade 6, Kindergarten
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Vance, Booney; And Others – Psychology in the Schools, 1983
Investigated the relationship between the Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test-Revised (PPVT-R) and the McCarthy Screening Test (MST) with a sample of 39 children whose mean age was 62.3 months. All of the subtests of the MST, excluding Numerical Memory and Leg Coordination, correlated positively and significantly with the PPVT-R. (Author)
Descriptors: Comparative Testing, Diagnostic Tests, Early Childhood Education, Kindergarten Children
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Wright, Dan – Psychology in the Schools, 1983
Examined the effectiveness of the Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test (Revised) as a screening instrument for gifted children. Although the PPVT-R may be useful as a screening measure with a general population, it offered little incremental effectiveness as a screening measure with a restricted range of ability. (Author/JAC)
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Predictive Validity
Barbour, Nita Hale
The purpose of this study was to examine specific feautres of child language change as determined by change in vocabulary, complexity of sentences and functional use of sentences, and relationships of these changes to the teachers' facilitative or directive verbal behavior. Subjects were 112 nursery school children. Teacher verbal behavior was…
Descriptors: Child Language, Classroom Observation Techniques, Language Acquisition, Preschool Children
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