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ERIC Number: EJ1129941
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0734-2829
Analysis of Children's Errors in Comprehension and Expression
Hatcher, Ryan C.; Breaux, Kristina C.; Liu, Xiaochen; Bray, Melissa A.; Ottone-Cross, Karen L.; Courville, Troy; Luria, Sarah R.; Langley, Susan Dulong
Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, v35 n1-2 p57-73 Feb-Apr 2017
Children's oral language skills typically begin to develop sooner than their written language skills; however, the four language systems (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) then develop concurrently as integrated strands that influence one another. This research explored relationships between students' errors in language comprehension of passages across oral and written modalities (listening and reading) and in language expression across oral and written modalities (speaking and writing). The data for this study were acquired during the standardization of the Kaufman Test of Educational Achievement-Third Edition (KTEA-3). Correlational analyses from the total sample (n = 2,443-3,552) and within grade bands revealed low to moderate correlations (0.26-0.50). No evidence of convergent or divergent validity was found when comparing correlations of "same-name" error types (e.g., inferential errors across modalities) with correlations of "different-name" error types. These results support previous research findings and hypotheses that language by ear, eye, hand, and mouth are separable but interacting systems that differ in more ways than modality of input/output.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Kaufman Test of Educational Achievement
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