Identifying bright kindergartners at risk for learning difficulties: Predictive validity of a kindergarten screening tool

Mary S. Kelly, Stephen T. Peverly

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This study examined the ability of the Kindergarten Screening Battery (KSB) to predict first-grade reading placement, first-grade reading and math achievement, and second-grade reading, math, and listening comprehension achievement. The subjects were bright kindergartners (mean Full Scale IQ = 132.7 ± 7.3) from families of high socioeconomic status. The results indicated that the KSB was an effective predictor of the first and second grade criteria and that the KSB would be a useful adjunct to intelligence tests when intellectually gifted populations are screened for other special educational needs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)245-258
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of School Psychology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1992


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology

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