Date Approved

5-1-2001

Embargo Period

6-6-2016

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.A. in School Psychology

Department

Educational Services and Leadership

College

College of Education

First Advisor

Klanderman, John

Second Advisor

Dihoff, Roberta

Subject(s)

Fifth grade (Education); Learning disabled children; Psychological tests for children

Disciplines

Educational Psychology

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to compare thirty students' profiles under the Psychological Processing Checklist, a tool that attempts to locate the observable, measurable behaviors evident in a student's classroom performance that might be indicative of an emergent processing deficiency. Two individual instructors rated the same students, all chosen from two fifth grade classrooms in a Southern New Jersey public school, and the results were compared using correlation data. Significant correlations between the two profiles generated for each student, as measured by the Checklist, lent support for the Checklist as a reliable tool. It was hypothesized that the PPC would demonstrate statistically satisfactory levels of correlation between the profiles generated by the teachers participating in the study. Results of this study showed modest to strong correlations between scores, which provided support for the PPC as a reliable assessment tool.

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