Validation of the School Maturity Test

Authors

  • Zdenka Novović Odsek za psihologiju, Univerzitet u Novom Sadu
  • Snežana Tovilović Odsek za psihologiju, Univerzitet u Novom Sadu
  • Veljko Jovanović Odsek za psihologiju, Univerzitet u Novom Sadu
  • Mikloš Biro Odsek za psihologiju, Univerzitet u Novom Sadu

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.19090/pp.2009.2.129-147

Keywords:

school maturity, intelligence tests, School Maturity Test

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to examine psychometric properties of the School Maturity Test (SMT). The sample consisted of 149 children with average age of 81 months. The data were collected during regular testing of a school maturity in elementary schools in Šabac and Sremska Mitrovica. The results provided support for high reliability of SMT. Correlation between SMT and TIP- 1 (earlier test with same appropriation) global scores was 0.66, and high correlations were also obtained among subtests which were expected to measure similar constructs. Therefore, it was concluded that SMT displayed high concurrent validity. Furthermore, the predictive validity of SMT was examined in relation to teachers' evaluation of cognitive functioning, conducted among first graders after their first term. The results showed excellent predictive validity of SMT subtests, among which Informations and Block design subtests reached the highest predictive power.

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Published

27.06.2009

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Novović, Z., Tovilović, S., Jovanović, V., & Biro, M. (2009). Validation of the School Maturity Test. Primenjena Psihologija, 2(2), 129–147. https://doi.org/10.19090/pp.2009.2.129-147

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