Date of Award
Master of Science
The first purpose of this paper was to determine the long range predictive value or the Metropolitan Readiness Test scores. The first method of determining the predictive value was the comparison of the Metropolitan Readiness Test, given in the fall of the first grade year, with the Science Research Associates Achievement Test which was given in the spring of the fourth grade year. The subtest reading readiness scores were compared with the Science Research Associates Achievement Test grade equivalent subtest scores in the area of reading comprehension. The subtest number readiness scores on the Metropolitan Readiness Test were compared With the Science Research Associates Achievement Test grade equivalent subtest scores in the area of arithmetic concepts. The total readiness scores on the Metropolitan Readiness Test were compared with the Science Research Associates Achievement Test total grade equivalent scores.
A second method or determining the long range predictive value of the Metropolitan Readiness Test was to compare total readiness scores with the total intelligence quotient scores yielded by the Lorge-Thorndike Intelligence Test. This test. was administered to fourth grade children in the fall of the fourth grade year.
A third method of detennining the predictive value of the Metropolitan Readiness Test was to compare Metropolitan Readiness subtest scores with teacher evaluations of grade four pupil accomplishments in reading and in arithmetic.
Warncke, Edna Wagstaff, "A concurrent validation study of standardized reading and arithmetic tests as demonstrated in Henrico County, Virginia" (1965). Master's Theses. 1100.