Inconsistencies Across Three Language Comprehension Tests for Specific Grammatical Features A study was conducted to determine if children would respond differentially across tests, on the Northwestern Syntax Screening Test (receptive), the Test for Auditory Comprehension of Language, and the Bellugi-Klima Comprehension Test, for the same grammatical feature tested. Significant differences in children’s performances across tests were found for 11 of ... Research Article
Research Article  |   July 01, 1979
Inconsistencies Across Three Language Comprehension Tests for Specific Grammatical Features
 
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  • Catherine E. Millen is affiliated with Los Angeles County Schools, Downey, California. Requests for reprints may be sent to her at 914 14th Street, Santa Monica, California 90403. Carol A. Prutting is affiliated with the University of California, Santa Barbara, California.
    Catherine E. Millen is affiliated with Los Angeles County Schools, Downey, California. Requests for reprints may be sent to her at 914 14th Street, Santa Monica, California 90403. Carol A. Prutting is affiliated with the University of California, Santa Barbara, California.×
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Research Article   |   July 01, 1979
Inconsistencies Across Three Language Comprehension Tests for Specific Grammatical Features
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, July 1979, Vol. 10, 162-170. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.1003.162
History: Received August 2, 1977 , Accepted September 26, 1978
 
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, July 1979, Vol. 10, 162-170. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.1003.162
History: Received August 2, 1977; Accepted September 26, 1978

A study was conducted to determine if children would respond differentially across tests, on the Northwestern Syntax Screening Test (receptive), the Test for Auditory Comprehension of Language, and the Bellugi-Klima Comprehension Test, for the same grammatical feature tested. Significant differences in children’s performances across tests were found for 11 of the 22 grammatical features under consideration. Possible reasons for the differential responses across tests are discussed. Based on the findings the three tests under investigation should not be considered as equivalent measures of language comprehension for specific grammatical features.

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