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Lowman, Rodney L.; Schurman, Susan J. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1982
The psychometric properties of a revised version of Holland's Vocational Preference Inventory were assessed using federal government employees. Factor analyses, interscale correlations, measures of internal consistency, and criterion group profiles are presented. Evidence was supportive of the validity of the revised form. (Author/BW)
Descriptors: Adults, Factor Structure, Interest Inventories, Profiles
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Rosen, Gerald A.; Baggaley, Andrew R. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1982
The scores from the Milwaukee Academic Interest Inventory (MAII) effected a significant pattern of examinee discrimination among Holland's six personality types, as specified by his Vocational Preference Inventory. Close relationships are shown among personality, academic interests, and vocational choice as well as the construct validity of the…
Descriptors: Academic Aspiration, Career Choice, Interest Inventories, Personality Assessment
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Darakjian, Gregory P.; Michael, William B. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1982
The validity of academic self-concept, achievement test scores, and teacher ratings in predicting grade point average and proficiency test scores for junior high school students was examined. All validity coefficiencts were statistically significant. (Author/BW)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Tests, Grades (Scholastic), Junior High Schools
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Maguire, Thomas O.; And Others – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1982
A 75-item instrument was developed to assess high school students' attitudes toward work. Fifteen scales were derived. Analysis of responses from 1,035 students showed high reliabilities. Group differences based on age, sex, previous work experiences, and vocational ambitions lent support to the validity of the scales. (Author/CM)
Descriptors: Attitude Measures, Foreign Countries, Predictive Validity, Secondary Education
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Majoribanks, Kevin – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1982
The contribution of family environment to variation in achievement scores of children was found to be relatively small compared to the contribution of social status. Parental aspirations and their educational orientations assessed by home interviews and the implications of this study for previous environmental research are discussed. (Author/CM)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Elementary Education, Family Environment, Foreign Countries
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Morrison, James A.; Michael, William B. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1982
A Spanish auditory perception test, La Prueba de Analisis Auditivo, was developed and administered to 158 Spanish-speaking Latino children, kindergarten through grade 3. Psychometric data for the test are presented, including its relationship to SOBER, a criterion-referenced Spanish reading measure. (Author/BW)
Descriptors: Auditory Perception, Perception Tests, Reading Tests, Spanish
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Webb, Kathryn; And Others – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1982
This study examined the ability of the Listen and Look (LL) test of cross-modal perception and the Metropolitan Readiness Test (MRT) to predict reading achievement. Data from 79 first-grade pupils were analyzed. Both the LL and MRT demonstrated predictive validity. (Author/BW)
Descriptors: Learning Modalities, Perception Tests, Predictive Validity, Primary Education
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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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Glazzard, Peggy; And Others – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1982
The Kindergarten Teacher Rating Scale is shown to be a valid predictor of first-grade reading achievement in a study of predictive validity and classification accuracy. The scale's success in explaining the variance in first-grade reading scores and correctly classifying students is compared to that of reading readiness tests. (Author/CM)
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Measurement Techniques, Predictive Validity, Rating Scales
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Simpson, Robert G. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1982
The usefulness of the Peabody Individual Achievement Test General Information subtest as a general screening instrument with non-retarded subjects is shown in a study of concurrent validity between the subtest and the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children-Revised. Correlations between the instruments in two intelligence groups are discussed.…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Adolescents, Correlation, Educational Diagnosis
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Grossman, Fred M.; Clark, Julia H. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1982
The Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children-Revised Full Scale IQ did not yield valid predictions of achievement of educable mentally handicapped students in a public school setting, as measured by the Wide Range Achievement Test (WRAT). (Author/CM)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Elementary Secondary Education, Intelligence Tests, Mild Mental Retardation
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