ERIC Number: ED051289
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Feb
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A Validation of a Method of Assessing Young Children's Language Competence.
Bierly, Margaret M.
Twenty children (10 from a Day Care Center and 10 from a Head Start Center) were administered a 28-item, parallel form language comprehension task. The method utilized concrete materials (i.e., puppets and other familiar objects, spoon, flower, ball) which subjects manipulated when presented with sentences of 7 different grammatical constructions. There were 2 main effects, that of sentence type (active versus passive voice) and that of different preschool groups (Head Start Center versus Day Care Center), with no significant interaction. The reliability coefficient of Form A versus Form B was significant at the .001 level. (Author)
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Identifiers: PROJECT HEAD START
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New York, New York, February 1971