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Performance of new cognitive assessments with Head Start children: Emerging evidence from FACES and AIAN FACES 2019


This research analyzes the validity of the latest editions of five cognitive assessments used in FACES and AIAN FACES. Differential item functioning (DIF) was employed to evaluate the validity of the Minnesota Executive Function Scale App (MEFS App) as a measure of executive function in low-income children. The Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test–5 (PPVT–5), Woodcock-Johnson (WJ) IV Applied Problems, Woodcock-Johnson (WJ) IV Letter-Word Identification, and the Expressive One Word Picture Vocabulary Test–4 (EOWPVT–4) were evaluated for systematic racial or ethnic bias in an AI/AN sample.

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United States

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