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ERIC Number: EJ820102
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Nov
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 62
ISSN: ISSN-0270-2711
The Validity of Receptive and Expressive Vocabulary Measures with Spanish-Speaking Kindergarteners Learning English
Millett, Joseph; Atwill, Kim; Blanchard, Jay; Gorin, Joanna
Reading Psychology, v29 n6 p534-551 Nov 2008
Research examined construct meaning and validity for two new measures of receptive and expressive vocabulary for Spanish-speaking kindergarteners learning English. Substantive validity and generalizability of score meaning was assessed by examining correlations between an established measure (Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test-PPVT) and new measures (Stanford English Language Proficiency Test-SELP; Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills, Word Use Fluency, DIBELS-WUF). Positive correlations between the SELP and PPVT supported validity of the SELP as a measure of receptive and expressive vocabulary for these children. DIBELS-WUF results were less clear with lower correlations between the PPVT raising questions about appropriateness. (Contains 2 tables and 7 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Kindergarten
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A