College of Education

Date of Award


Document Type

Research Project Report

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)



First Advisor

Al Milliren, Ed.D.

Second Advisor

Julia Carskadon, Ph.D.

Third Advisor

Kay Haney, Ph.D.


The assessment and evaluation of the Kinetic Family Drawing Instrument as a screening device was used to identify possible "at risk” first grade students in public school. It was hypothesized that the KFD would serve as a better means of identification than teacher referral alone. Seventy-five first grade students from a Chapter I school participated in the study. A check list of seven classroom behaviors was given to the teachers of the participating students to identify "at risk" behaviors in the classroom. It was found that if the teacher check list were used as the sole source of "at risk" identification, thirty-five of the seventy-five students would not be identified. If the KFD samples-were used in conjunction with the teacher check-list, only nine students would not be identified. Therefore, the-Kinetic Family Drawing Instrument in conjunction with teacher check lists is the best tool for the identification of young "at risk" students due to family or emotional circumstances.


BF698.8.K53.H37 1994



To view the content in your browser, please download Adobe Reader or, alternately,
you may Download the file to your hard drive.

NOTE: The latest versions of Adobe Reader do not support viewing PDF files within Firefox on Mac OS and if you are using a modern (Intel) Mac, there is no official plugin for viewing PDF files within the browser window.