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ERIC Number: ED091746
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 8
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Linguistic Structures Repetition Test with Directions for Scoring.
Fisher, Carol J.
Designed to measure the acquisition of syntactic structures in kindergarten, first, and second graders, this test examines specific linguistic structures which appear to be acquired during the early elementary school years. Thirty-six sentences of equal length, consisting of words from a first-grade word list, are used to examine fifteen structures. Content validity rests with the instrument's derivation in psycholinguistic research and its reflection of an expected developmental trend. Mean scores for kindergarten (N=132) were 15.88, for first grade (N=113) 20.02, and for second grade (N=140) 22.55 Multivariate analysis of variance revealed significant differences between grade levels at the .001 level. [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 category (Language Development), title, author, date and age range (primary), and describes the instrument's purpose and physical characteristics.] (JM)
Publication Type: Tests/Questionnaires
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