This study utilizes correlational data to demonstrate the construct validity of the Missouri Adaptive Ability Scale (MAAS) by comparing it to Adaptive Behavior Assessment System, Third Edition (ABAS-3) Teacher Form, a thoroughly researched and validated measure of independent living and adaptive functioning. The purpose was designed to extend research conducted to achieve construct validity of the MAAS. Twenty-six high school students with low incidence handicapping conditions (M = 17 years old) were included in this study. The ABAS-3 Teacher Form was obtained from archives and the MAAS was administered directly to the participants by the author. Pearson correlations revealed strong correlations across most MAAS/ABAS-3 combinations, supporting the concurrent validity of the MAAS. Implications, limitations, and suggestions for future research are discussed.
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VALIDITY, CONCURRENT VALIDITY
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Hansen, Lindsey, "A CONCURRENT VALIDITY STUDY OF THE MISSOURI ADAPTIVE ABILITY SCALE AND THE ADAPTIVE BEHAVIOR ASSESSMENT SYSTEM, THIRD EDITION—TEACHER FORM" (2019). Murray State Theses and Dissertations. 149.