Faculty Publications

Title

Early-screening programs: When is predictive accuracy sufficient?

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Learning Disability Quarterly

Volume

8

Issue

3

First Page

182

Last Page

188

Abstract

Review of the early-identification literature indicates considerable problems related to describing screening results and determining when a procedure accurately identifies students believed to be at-risk. Several criteria are proposed in this article for determining and communicating screening results. These criteria, which are applied to a screening program for illustrative purposes, provide a context for judging prediction accuracy. It is argued that accuracy of prediction is of little value and cannot be considered sufficient unless the predictions lead to better educational opportunities for the students about whom they are made. © 1985, Council for Learning Disabilities. All rights reserved.

Original Publication Date

1-1-1985

DOI of published version

10.2307/1510892

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