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Oanh, Nguyen Thi; Michael, William B. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1977

Ten self concept measures and two achievement tests were examined for fourth and sixth grade Mexican-Americans, Caucasians, Blacks, Vietnamese, other Asian, and pupils of mixed ethnicity. Pupil self-update of self concept revealed negligible relationships with teacher ratings of achievement, although teacher observations of pupil self concept…

Descriptors: Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Elementary School Teachers, Ethnic Groups

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Lewis, John; Adank, Richard – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1975

Determines the intercorrelations among measures of intelligence, achievement, self-esteem, and anxiety among elementary pupils who were enrolled in two different styles of instruction: a traditional self-contained structure and an open school using the Westinghouse PLAN system of computer-backed individualized instruction. (Author/RC)

Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Anxiety, Comparative Analysis, Elementary Education

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Lewis, John; Adank, Richard – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1975

A study of the relationship between attitudes toward school and learning among pupils in grades one through six in two different models of instruction revealed four significant correlations among twelve calculated. The implication was that attitudes toward school were not systematically related to learning among elementary pupils. (Author)

Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Computer Assisted Instruction, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students

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Ward, William C. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1975

Fourth through sixth grade children were given two types of creativity measures--divergent measures, naming all the ideas he could meeting a simple requirement, and convergent measures, adaptation of Mednick's Remote Associates Test, finding one word associatively related to each of three others. The measures shared little variance. (Author/RC)

Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Association (Psychology), Comparative Analysis, Correlation

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Crehan, Kevin D. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 2001

Used a multitrait-multimethod approach to investigate the validity of scores on locally prepared performance assessments taken by 6,000 third and fourth graders in reading, language arts, and mathematics. A partial explanation for the lack of construct validity evidence for the performance assessment scores is the probable low reliability of…

Descriptors: Construct Validity, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Language Arts

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Banerji, Madhabi; Ferron, John – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1998

Three analytic approaches were used in a framework of classical test theory to examine the construct validity of a mathematics assessment of 16 constructed response items. Results from 280 elementary school students across four age groups suggest a developmental structure of tasks and subdomains that was generally consistent with the test's…

Descriptors: Age Differences, Child Development, Construct Validity, Constructed Response

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Maag, John W.; And Others – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1995

The social status of fifth and sixth graders was determined using the peer nomination method and ratings by teachers. Out of 143 students, 16 were classified as popular, 17 as rejected, and 62 as average. A combination of social behavior and demographic variables accurately classified social status. (SLD)

Descriptors: Demography, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Elementary School Teachers

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Gentry, Marcia; Maxfield, Lori R.; Gable, Robert K. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1998

The dimensionality of students' attitudes toward regular classroom activities and enrichment clusters were studied with 379 urban elementary school students using two instruments developed for the study. Analyses allowed examination of the construct validity of the scores from both measures while indicating that derived factors were not the same…

Descriptors: Construct Validity, Educational Environment, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students

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Mulhern, Fiona; Rae, Gordon – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1998

Data from 196 Irish school children were analyzed and used to develop a shortened version of the Fennema-Sherman Mathematics Attitudes Scales (E. Fennema and J. Sherman, 1976). Internal consistency estimates of the reliability of scores on the whole scale and each of the subscales of the original and short form were favorable. (SLD)

Descriptors: Attitude Measures, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Foreign Countries

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LeGagnoux, Gerald; And Others – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1990

The relationship of retest effects from pretest to posttest 2 to 4 weeks later was studied for 2,014 elementary school children (second through sixth graders) taking a battery of 26 multifactor aptitude tests--the Structure of Intellect Learning Abilities Test. Implications of score gains are discussed for age and gender groups. (SLD)

Descriptors: Achievement Gains, Age Differences, Aptitude Tests, Comparative Testing

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Watters, Derek A.; And Others – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1990

Factor analysis problems of scales with dichotomous items were illustrated using the Nowicki-Strickland Locus of Control Scale for Children. A different solution than that of R. E. Lindal and P. H. Venables (1983) was obtained, despite using similar samples--2 random samples of 671 and 674 male seventh and eighth graders. (SLD)

Descriptors: Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Factor Analysis, Grade 7

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Dirkzwager, A. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1996

Testing with personal probabilities eliminates guessing whether the subjects are well calibrated. A probability testing study with 47 Dutch elementary school children who used an interactive computer program shows that even 11-year-olds can estimate their personal probabilities correctly. (SLD)

Descriptors: Computer Assisted Testing, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Estimation (Mathematics)

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Tinsley, Barbara J.; And Others – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1997

The convergent validity of peer, self, and teacher methods of assessing youths' risk propensity and the relation of these measures to health risk behavior were studied with 436 elementary and junior high school students. Findings demonstrate low congruence between rater sources. Prediction depended on behavior assessed and grade level. (SLD)

Descriptors: Age Differences, Behavior Patterns, Children, Elementary Education

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Curtis, W. John; Singh, Nirbhay N. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1997

The psychometric characteristics of the Henderson Environmental Learning Process Scale (HELPS) were studied with 385 parents of school-aged children. Factor analysis provided a conceptually meaningful six-factor solution, but internal consistency reliabilities of scores on three factors were unacceptably low. With some modifications, the HELPS…

Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Factor Analysis

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Erford, Bradley T. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1997

Reliability and construct and criterion-related validity of scores on the Disruptive Behavior Rating Scale--Teacher Version were studied with 151 teachers of 1,766 elementary school students and 30 teachers of 131 students. Factor analysis confirmed a four-factor structure. Results support the measure's internal consistency and convergent…

Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Elementary School Teachers