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ERIC Number: ED142041
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Jul
The Spanish/English Language Performance Screening (S/ELPS): Extension of Reliability and Validity Studies with Cuban, Puerto Rican, and Mexican American Children, Preschool through Third Grade.
Evans, Joyce S.; And Others
The Spanish/English Language Performance Screening (S/ELPS) was designed to assist the preschool and early elementary classroom teacher in objectively determining each child's dominant oral language for initial instruction. The test does not compare the performance of one child with another. It is designed to obtain objective samples of a child's oral language in Spanish and English and to compare the quality and quantity of the responses to determine dominant oral language. This report describes the S/ELPS, summarizes its developmental background, and reports associated studies of validity and reliability. Three studies of instrument validity and reliability were conducted: Study A involved 30 four-year-old Mexican-Americans; Study B involved 228 day care and kindergarten pupils; and Study C involved 742 Mexican-Americans, Cubans and Puerto Ricans, kindergarten through third grade. These studies indicate adequate to high levels of criterion-related and concurrent validity and test-retest, inter-rater, inter-scorer and intra-rater reliability. (Author/RM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Southwest Educational Development Lab., Austin, TX.
Note: For related document, see FL 008 676