Committee Chair

McWilliam, Robin A.

Committee Member

Buggey, Tom; Wingate, Kim O'Kelley

Department

Dept. of Education

College

College of Health, Education, and Professional Studies

Publisher

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Place of Publication

Chattanooga (Tenn.)

Abstract

Development occurs through the interaction of an individual and the context (e.g. classroom) where he or she develops. The literature has identified the need for a functional and contextualized tool to measure children’s participation and functionality in classroom routines. We developed the 3M Preschool Milestone Scale, a developmental scale for children between 3 and 5 years old to be completed by teachers. Through two studies, this project aims to evaluate the psychometric characteristics and the social validity of the Spanish version of this tool in six preschools in Valencia, Spain. As well, we evaluate the importance of the scale’s items for assessing functionality and development from the teachers’ perspective. Q-sort analysis was used to identify teachers’ groups as they rated the items importance. Results indicated that the 3M scale has a strong internal consistency and social validity and has items relevant to child functional assessment.

Degree

M. Ed.; A thesis submitted to the faculty of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the degree of Master of Education.

Date

5-2015

Subject

Educational tests and measurement; Child development; Education, Preschool; Preschool tests

Keyword

Routines-Based; Functional Assessment; Early-childhood; Spanish; Classroom

Document Type

Masters theses

Extent

viii, 69 leaves

Language

English

Rights

Under copyright.

License

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/

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