Performance of Certain Minority Children on the Utah Test of Language Development Fifty-four native American children from two reservations (one in North Dakota and one in Arizona), 62 Spanish-speaking children from central-city residency areas (Phoenix and Los Angeles), and 36 black children from suburban residency areas (Decatur, Georgia) were given the Utah Test of Language Development. In addition, 20 white neighborhood peers ... Research Article
Research Article  |   April 01, 1978
Performance of Certain Minority Children on the Utah Test of Language Development
 
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  • Merlin J. Mecham is affiliated with the Division of Speech Pathology and Audiology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah 84112. Requests for reprints may be sent to him there.
    Merlin J. Mecham is affiliated with the Division of Speech Pathology and Audiology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah 84112. Requests for reprints may be sent to him there.×
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Research Article   |   April 01, 1978
Performance of Certain Minority Children on the Utah Test of Language Development
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, April 1978, Vol. 9, 98-102. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.0902.98
History: Received October 18, 1976 , Accepted July 15, 1977
 
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, April 1978, Vol. 9, 98-102. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.0902.98
History: Received October 18, 1976; Accepted July 15, 1977

Fifty-four native American children from two reservations (one in North Dakota and one in Arizona), 62 Spanish-speaking children from central-city residency areas (Phoenix and Los Angeles), and 36 black children from suburban residency areas (Decatur, Georgia) were given the Utah Test of Language Development. In addition, 20 white neighborhood peers of the Spanish-speaking children, and 34 white neighborhood peers of the black children were also given the UTLD. Analyses showed a close similarity in scores of the three minority groups and their white neighborhood peers. Item difficulty analysis showed a high degree of similarity in the order of item difficulty on the UTLD across cultures (coefficient of concordance was 0.97).

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