2016 Volume 11 Pages 124-132
The Special Needs Education Assessment Tool (SNEAT) were verified of reliability and validity. However, the reliability and validity has been verified is only Okinawa and Miyagi Prefecture, the national data has not been analyzed. Therefore, this study aimed to verify the reliability and construct validity of SNEAT in Kagoshima Prefecture as part of the national survey. SNEAT using 32 children collected from the classes on Jiritsu-Katusdo (independent activity) for children with disabilities in Kagosima Prefecture between October and November 2015. Survey data were collected in a longitudinal prospective cohort study. The reliability of SNEAT was verified via the internal consistency method; the coefficient of Cronbach's α were over 0.7. The validity of SNEAT was also verified via the latent growth curve model. SNEAT is valid based on its goodness-of-fit values obtained using the latent growth curve model. These results indicate that SNEAT has high reliability and construct validity in Kagoshima Prefecture.