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Webb, Mi-young Lee; Cohen, Allan S.; Schwanenflugel, Paula J. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 2008
This study investigated the use of latent class analysis for the detection of differences in item functioning on the Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test-Third Edition (PPVT-III). A two-class solution for a latent class model appeared to be defined in part by ability because Class 1 was lower in ability than Class 2 on both the PPVT-III and the…
Descriptors: Item Response Theory, Test Items, Test Format, Cognitive Ability
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McCarthy, Karen A.; Steckler, Jane F. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1973
While the PPVT is widely used with both typical (i.e., regular classroom students) and atypical (i.e., special class students such as retardates or cerebral palsied) children, there is a dearth of reliability data available for the typical group. (Authors)
Descriptors: Grade 1, Intelligence Quotient, Test Reliability, Test Validity
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Durrett, Marry Ellen; Henman, James – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1972
Descriptors: Correlation, Intelligence Tests, Preschool Children, Social Differences
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Beck, Frances Wi; And Others – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1985
The Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test Revised (PPVT-R) and the Comprehensive Tests of Basic Skills (CTBS) (reading, mathematics, and language subtests) were administered to 61 elementary school students in semi-rural Louisiana. Moderate positive correlations were found between PPVT-R scores and all CTBS subtests except mathematics computation. (GDC)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Tests, Basic Skills, Comparative Testing
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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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Horan, Mary D.; Hick, Thomas L. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1978
A FORTRAN program that quickly and accurately scores large numbers of Peabody Picture Vocabulary Tests if briefly described. (Author/JKS)
Descriptors: Computer Programs, Scoring Formulas, Test Scoring Machines
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Garrity, Linda I.; Donoghue, James T. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1976
The Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test and the Raven's Coloured Progressive Matrices were given to two samples of preschool children to investigate differences between problem children and nonproblem children as well as sex differences. Some comparisons were significant. Tables are presented and results are discussed. (JKS)
Descriptors: Perception, Preschool Children, Problem Children, Sex Differences