ERIC Number: ED113699
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
The Prereading Skills of Israeli Kindergartners. Technical Report No. 332.
Venezky, Richard L.
Tests for prereading skills of Israeli kindergarten children were developed and tested on a wide range of socioeconomic levels. Based on studies in the United States and Israel, tests were developed for letter matching, rhyming, sound matching, and letter recognition. Results from 178 kindergarten children led to a division of the letter matching test into two separate tests, one for testing attention to letter order and one for testing attention to word detail. A second set of tests was then developed, based on the most reliable items from the first set of tests. These tests included rhyming, sound matching, letter order, and word detail. Data on the tests from 94 subjects in four lower-middle socioeconomic status (SES) kindergartens showed reliable results; however, a few low reliability items were scheduled for replacement in the next test revision. Finally, a test was developed for assessing knowledge of propositions at the kindergarten level and was administered with children from four levels. Differences in test scores were found between the three highest groups and the lowest group, but problems were also revealed in the test itself. (Author/RB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Research and Development Center for Cognitive Learning.
Identifiers - Location: Israel