ERIC Number: ED236668
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
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Smith/Palmer Figurative Language Interpretation Test.
Smith, Edwin H.; Palmer, Barbara C.
Designed to assess the ability to interpret the major types of figurative language or tropes such as similes, metaphors, proverbs, and personification, the two forms of this instrument each contain 50 items in a two-part, multiple-choice format. Part I tests the meaning of figures of speech in isolation; part II tests the meaning in the context of a sentence(s). In both parts, the reader is required to select which of four possible answer choices represents the most common meaning for each figure of speech. To aid the reader, figurative statements are underlined, no figurative statements are contained in the answer choices, the test is untimed, and the test items are written at or below the fifth grade readability level. Validity, reliability, and normative data are included. (This document is one of those reviewed in The Research Instruments Project (TRIP) monograph "Measures for Research and Evaluation in the English Language Arts, Volume 2," 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. The TRIP review, included here as an introduction to the instrument, describes the instrument's category (reading), title, author, date, age range (intermediate to postsecondary and adult basic education), purpose, and physical characteristics.) (JL)
Publication Type: Tests/Questionnaires
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Audience: Practitioners; Researchers
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