ERIC Number: ED175271
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
Entwicklung diagnostischer Rechtschreibtests in ladinischer und surselvischer Sprache (Serie TOR). Forschungsbericht Nr. 5 (The Development of Diagnostic Spelling Tests in Ladin and Surselvan [TOR Series]. Research Bulletin No. 5).
Flammer, August; And Others
To meet the instructional needs of the hundreds of children who speak the Ladin and Surselvan Raeto-Romance dialects of Switzerland, spelling categories pertinent to the two dialects were established based on the spelling test concept of Rudolf Mueller. Following classic test analysis procedures, three diagnostic dictation tests (one in Ladin, two in Surselvan) for second graders were constructed, statistically analyzed, and given the series title TOR (test d'ortografia romontscha). Spelling standards were then established, and error analysis procedures devised to facilitate a proficiency ranking among the students. The history of the tests is given in German with complete data. A commentary on the tests with an explanation of their use and validation is presented in Romansh. (JB)
Descriptors: Achievement Rating, Diagnostic Tests, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Error Analysis (Language), Language Skills, Language Standardization, Language Tests, Norm Referenced Tests, Norms, Regional Dialects, Spelling, Spelling Instruction, Statistical Analysis, Test Construction, Test Validity, Tests
Publication Type: Tests/Questionnaires; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Fribourg Univ. (Switzerland).
Identifiers: Ladin; Raeto Romance Dialects; Romansh; Surselvan; Switzerland
Note: Some pages may be difficult to read due to fuzzy type ; Document prepared by The Experimental and Educational Psychology Division