An Investigation of the Validity and Predictive Value of the NPSDE, a Preschool Assessment Device

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The problem under investigation was the predictive value of a preschool screen. The subjects were 111 kindergartners. First, the need for a preschool screen was established. Second, the literature concerning other preschool devices was reviewed. Third, a specific screen was assessed in terms of validity. Fourth, a consideration of the predictive value of this screen in relation to scholastic achievement as indicated by the Metropolitan Readiness Test was made. A multiple regression analysis was performed, and the cross-validation of a number of prediction equations and cutoff scores was significant. Although statistical significance was achieved, high-risk youngsters could not be accurately ... continued below

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Moore, Glenn F. August 1974.

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The problem under investigation was the predictive value of a preschool screen. The subjects were 111 kindergartners. First, the need for a preschool screen was established. Second, the literature concerning other preschool devices was reviewed. Third, a specific screen was assessed in terms of validity. Fourth, a consideration of the predictive value of this screen in relation to scholastic achievement as indicated by the Metropolitan Readiness Test was made. A multiple regression analysis was performed, and the cross-validation of a number of prediction equations and cutoff scores was significant. Although statistical significance was achieved, high-risk youngsters could not be accurately identified. This research indicated that the instrument evaluated shows promise if refined by additional research.

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Moore, Glenn F. An Investigation of the Validity and Predictive Value of the NPSDE, a Preschool Assessment Device, thesis, August 1974; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc663168/: accessed October 17, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .