ERIC Number: ED089865
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Jun-1
The Development of a Test of Comparative Language for Young Children.
Quarton, Carol Anne
The purpose of the study was to begin the development of a test of comparative language which would have potential usefulness as an evaluation instrument for early childhood education programs. The study provides preliminary information concerning reliability, validity, and practicality of two parallel forms of the test. Included in each form are items concerning position, color, shape, quantity, size, and compound expressions of relational terminology requiring simultaneous use of two dimensions. The two forms were found to be highly reliable over time and internally consistent. Preliminary validity information uncovered appropriate relationships with age, socioeconomic status, and mental maturity. This study was conducted as part of the Pennsylvania Day Care Study Project. (Author/DP)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Public Welfare, Harrisburg.
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park. Inst. for the Study of Human Development.