Predictive Validity of DIAL-R

Carol Mardell-Czudnowski, Dorothea S. Goldenberg, Hoi Suen, Rebecca K. Fries

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The establishment of predictive validity and the calculation of sensitivity and specificity were described for the DIAL-R. These results were compared with the concurrent and predictive validity figures from other screening tests. Suggestions for avoiding common problems include obtaining optimal cut-off scores by using the contrasting group method or by developing local norms and calculating sensitivity and specificity on one's own population and adjusting the cut-off points until the “best fit” is obtained.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)55-62
Number of pages8
JournalAssessment for Effective Intervention
Issue number1
StatePublished - Oct 1988

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Education
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Health Professions(all)

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    Mardell-Czudnowski, C., Goldenberg, D. S., Suen, H., & Fries, R. K. (1988). Predictive Validity of DIAL-R. Assessment for Effective Intervention, 14(1), 55-62.