Reliability of the AAMD adaptive behavior scale-public school version

Kathy L. Mayfield, Susan G. Forman, Richard J. Nagle

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Interrater reliability and stability of the AAMD Adaptive Behavior Scale- Public School Version, Part I was investigated. Thirty-one children enrolled in resource classes for the educable mentally handicapped were rated by their parent, special education teacher, regular classroom teacher, and an independent observer. Raters completed the scale a second time 2 weeks after the initial ratings. Significant differences were found between raters, although ratings were stable over time. In general, ratings of special education teachers were lower than those of parents, regular classroom teachers, and the observer.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)53-61
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of School Psychology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1984
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Education
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology

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