Appropriate and inappropriate interpretation and use of test scores in early intervention
Two types of test scores are often used for determining eligibility for early intervention services: standard scores and developmental-age scores. Because they are derived using different methods, these two types of scores do not provide equivalent information. Characteristics of norm-referenced and criterion-referenced tests and the scores available on these tests are reviewed. Valid use of test scores is discussed and cautions regarding the interpretation and use of developmental-age scores are presented. Suggestions for early intervention practitioners are offered.
Journal of Early Intervention
Andersson, Luanne L., "Appropriate and inappropriate interpretation and use of test scores in early intervention" (2004). Faculty Articles Indexed in Scopus. 2051.