Date of Award
Specialist in Education (Ed.S.)
Norman H. Hamm
A pilot study was performed to determine the validity of on-task behavior and locally developed attention tasks# to assist in the identification of children with ADHD. Subjects were third grade students in the Hampton City Public Schools. Means and standard deviations were computed for time-on-task as well as number correct and number committed for each of five separate attention tasks. A correlation analysis was performed to compare results of attention tasks with each other as well as with the Abbreviated Conners Teacher's Scale (ACTS), a Hyperactivity Index, and IQ. Results were in the expected direction, although correlations with ACTS were lower than anticipated. A discussion of the results and suggestions for future studies are given.
Hunter, Rose Ternes, "Construct validity and development of local norms in the assessment of ADHD." (1989). Student Work. 96.