Publication Date

1984

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Shearer, William M.

Degree Name

M.A. (Master of Arts)

Department

Department of Communicative Disorders

LCSH

Peabody picture vocabulary test||Test for Auditory Comprehension of Language||Children--Language--Testing

Abstract

This study was designed to explore the relationship between two of the most commonly used tests of receptive language skills. The two tests—Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test-Revised and the Test for Auditory Comprehension of Language—are frequently used by school clinicians in kindergarten screening. However, the relationship between the tests has never been established. In addition, three contrasting groups—males vs. females, white students vs. non-white students, and morning students vs. afternoon students—were studied to determine if the differences in mean performances were statistically significant. The subjects were 60 kindergarten children enrolled in three elementary schools in Rockford (Illinois). Both tests were administered to each student. There were significant correlations between the two tests—ranging from .73 to .90—indicating consistently strong relationships within all three of the school populations. There was no significant difference between the performances of males and females or between the performances of morning students and afternoon students. However, there was a significant difference in the performances of white students and non-white students.

Comments

Bibliography: pages 63-68.

Extent

vi, 68 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

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In Copyright

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