Kindergarten screening in New York State

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dc.contributor.advisor DiFonzo, Nicholas Rohrer, Allison 2011-05-18T17:12:48Z 2011-05-18T17:12:48Z 1997-04-04
dc.description.abstract This study investigated current practices in school districts in New York State for implementation of State and Federal mandates for screening of new entrants to school. The vagueness of the law allows for schools to determine what information they will collect and what instrument they will utilize. All 718 school districts in New York State were surveyed to ascertain the way that districts conducted Kindergarten screening. Questions included: the personnel involved in screening, the instrument used, the time it took to complete the screening, and how satisfied the district was with its current practice. Fifty-one percent (385) of the districts responded to the survey. Of those districts, 266 were satisfied or very satisfied with their current practice. The standardized instrument most frequently in use for kindergarten screening in NYS was the DIAL-R (25.5%). Twenty-nine percent of the participants responded that they used a locally developed instrument. Locally developed instruments ranged from utilizing parts of standardized measures to reading to children and observing their behavior. The mean length of time to screen each child was reported to be more than 20 minutes in 75 percent of the districts. The majority of the districts surveyed (95.38%) stated that they conduct individual screenings with each child. en_US
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dc.subject School psychology en_US
dc.subject.lcc LB1132 .R64 1997
dc.subject.lcsh Readiness for school--New York (State)--Testing en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Preschool children--New York (State)--Ability testing en_US
dc.title Kindergarten screening in New York State en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US College of Liberal Arts en_US
dc.description.department Department of Psychology en_US
dc.contributor.advisorChair Costiuleadek, V.

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