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Table 5 Ranking of Predictors

From: Early identification of young children at risk for poor academic achievement: preliminary development of a parent-report prediction tool

Rank Predictor Scale (# of categories) Outcome Scale (# of items in range) Beta
Strong    
  2-3 (e.g., gender; LBW) 50+ (e.g., PIAT) ≥ 2.5-3.0
  8-15 (e.g., edu; income in 10,000's) 50+ (e.g., PIAT) ≥ 0.4
  30+ (e.g., income in 1,000's) 50+ (e.g., PIAT) ≥ 0.1
Moderate    
  2-3 50+ (e.g., PIAT) 1.0-2.0
  8-15 50+ (e.g., PIAT) 0.1-0.3
  30+ 50+ (e.g., PIAT) 0.02-0.05
Weak    
  Anything below moderate that was still significant   
  1. Notes: Ranges are approximate; outliers were included in the category closes to the listed score/range.