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ERIC Number: EJ1030707
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Aug
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0734-2829
Evaluating the Adequacy of Social-Emotional Measures in Early Childhood
Gokiert, Rebecca J.; Georgis, Rebecca; Tremblay, Melissa; Krishnan, Vijaya; Vandenberghe, Christine; Lee, Clara
Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, v32 n5 p441-454 Aug 2014
Technical adequacy and usability are important considerations in selecting early childhood social-emotional (SE) screening and assessment measures. As identification of difficulties can be tied to programming, intervention, accountability, and funding, it is imperative that practitioners and decision makers select appropriate and quality measures from the plethora of measures available. This study systematically reviewed and evaluated the technical adequacy and usability of 10 commonly used SE assessment and screening measures, using a framework for evaluating selected properties of measures (e.g., reliability, validity). Through this review, it was found that there are inadequacies in many commonly used SE measures, deserving the attention of both users and developers.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Child Behavior Checklist; Scales of Independent Behavior; Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scales