ERIC Number: ED179583
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972
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Spanish Phonemic Unit Production Test.
Skoczylas, Rudolph V.
A test was constructed to measure a person's ability to produce Spanish sounds which are considered difficult but which must be mastered for fluency in Spanish. The test was used with learners from kindergarten to college. It was consensually validated by a panel of bilingual specialists after analyzing it according to contrastive analysis procedures applied to English and Spanish. A reliability estimate was determined by testing 57 Spanish-speaking first grade students, both native and non-native speakers, from rural low- to middle-income families. Test-retest reliability was .76. (The 1972 revision of the test is included; it has two sets of 20 sentences which are read orally and repeated by the student. This test form also serves as a scoring sheet.) (MH)
Descriptors: Auditory Perception, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Language Tests, Phonemes, Pronunciation, Spanish, Speech Skills, Test Reliability, Test Validity, Tests
R. V. Skoczylas, 7649 Santa Inez Court, Gilroy, CA 95020 ($0.50 ea.; 20 test forms, $3.00; cassette tape, $4.00)
Publication Type: Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
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