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ERIC Number: ED091745
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970
Pages: 28
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Semantics Features Test.
Evanechko, Peter O.
Designed to index the kinds of meaning relationships that children perceive to exist between words and their references, this test consists of 276 pairs comprising 24 categories. For each item of the test, the subjects were asked to rank each pair of statements depending on how well they thought the words on the left were described. Content validity for the test was established by devising five logical groupings of categories and by having five judges place 120 items in the appropriate category. The extent of agreement among judges and between judges ranged from .80 to .95. The range in correlations between tests was .67 to .82, with a mean of .73. [This document is one of those reviewed in The Research Instruments Project (TRIP) monograph "Measures for Research and Evaluation in the English Language Arts" to be published by the Committee on Research of the National Council of Teachers of English in cooperation with the ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading and Communication Skills. A TRIP review which precedes the document lists its title, author, date, and age range (intermediate, junior high), and describes the instrument's purpose and physical characteristics.] (JM)
Publication Type: Tests/Questionnaires
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