With increased interest in predicting and ultimately preventing academic failure in children comes the need for effective preschool and primary school assessment. The first step in developing an effective assessment program is to select tests that will yield data needed for individual decision making. One factor that has been shown to contribute to the prediction of childrenas academic achievement is visual-motor-integration skill. The Qualitative Scoring System for the Modified Version of the Bender-Gestalt Test was developed in the 1980s to measure visual-motor-integration skill in preschool and early elementary school children. The assessment instrument utilizes six of the nine Bender-Gestalt Test designs, which are copied by the child. It may be administered in either individual or group format. The scoring system involves a six-point scale used to judge the overall quality of each design. Examiners will find the assessment instrument easy to administer, score, and interpret. Further, research has shown that the assessment instrument is a reliable and valid predictor of school achievement. This book will describe the development and refinement of the Qualitative Scoring System for the Modified Version of the Bender-Gestalt Test. In addition, it will provide detailed information and guidelines for administering, scoring, and interpreting the test. Specifically, there are separate chapters on administration and scoring, standardization and norming, reliability and validity, and interpretation. In short, the book contains everything psychologists and educational specialists need to know to use the Qualitative Scoring System for the Modified Version of the Bender-Gestalt Test.Perceptual and Motor Skills, 32, 895a898. Brannigan, G. G., Aabye, S. M., Baker, L.A., aamp; Ryan, G. T. (1995). Further validation of the qualitative scoring system for the Modified Bender-Gestalt Test. Psychology in the Schools, 32, 24a26.
|Title||:||GUIDE TO THE QUALITATIVE SCORING SYSTEM FOR THE MODIFIED VERSION OF THE BENDER-GESTALT TEST|
|Author||:||Gary G. Brannigan, Nancy A. Brunner|
|Publisher||:||Charles C Thomas Publisher - 2002-01-01|