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ERIC Number: ED076711
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970-Apr
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Validity and Evaluation of the Preschool Language Scale.
Zimmerman, Irla Lee; Steiner, Violette G.
The results of the administration of the Preschool Language Scale to two succeeding classes of Head Start children (N 174) in a large, heterogeneous school district are reported. The scale is an individually administered instrument divided into receptive and expressive language areas. All children were administered the Preschool Language Scale, Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test, and Caldwell Preschool Scale at the beginning of the school year, while retest results are available for the initial class. On entry into the Head Start program, the children scored on the average at the dull normal level on all three measures. While the Preschool Language Scale gives much more useful detail than do the others, the comparable mean scores indicate that these children are similar to typical Head Start children and that the new scale is a suitable measure. Means, standard deviations, correlations, and item analyses, which provide validity information for those considering the adoption of this scale, are presented. (Author/KM)
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test; Preschool Inventory; Preschool Language Scale