Acta Colombiana de Psicología
Print version ISSN 0123-9155
TIMARAN DELGADO, CARLOS A.; MORENO PORTILLA, MAGDA I. and LUNA TASCON, EDWIN G.. CONSTRUCTION AND VALIDATION OF A QUESTIONNAIRE FOR IDENTIFICATION OF FACTORS ASSOCIATED WITH SCHOOL PERFORMANCE. Act.Colom.Psicol. [online]. 2011, vol.14, n.2, pp. 57-67. ISSN 0123-9155.
A psychological test was constructed to measure School Performance Associated Factors (FADE, by its Spanish acronym), following the guidelines of the Classical Theory of Tests and aspects of measuring and assessment from a multiple informant strategy applied to school settings. The purpose of the test is to identify weaknesses and strengths associated with school performance in first grade primary school children from the municipality of Pasto. The sample consisted of 277 participants from public institutions of urban and rural character. The reliability calculated by KR20 coefficient was 0.92 for the total test. Favorable evidence was obtained for content, criteria and construct validity. Standardized rules were established for the test administration and scoring. The evidence found shows that the test is useful for its practical application as a tool for clinical assessment and research.
Keywords : Psychometrics; Educational Psychology; psychological test; school performance; multiple informants.