If I want to know how well a pupil will answer a question that asks them to analyse how a writer creates tension in a literary text, a vocabulary test
and a non-verbal reasoning test won't tell me that.
Students were given a difficult vocabulary test
they all did poorly on.
A pilot test (using test-retest) was administered (n = 345; average= 65; higher group = 84, lower group = 44) for the reliability coefficient (the test-retest coefficient = .74, p < .01; Cronbach's alpha = .97) and the Predictive criterion-related validity was evaluated using the vocabulary test
and Joint College Entrance Exam (the predictive validity coefficient = .76, p < .01).
We found significant correlations of a negative type between self-certainty and the study level variables (r = -.486; p < .05) and the WAIS vocabulary test
(r = -.531; p < .05).
One in four students failed the vocabulary test
, 54 percent flunked grammar, 21 percent were unable to pass listening comprehension and 29 percent were unable to make the cut in reading comprehension.
For me, stories are about enjoyment and not about a memory test or a vocabulary test
so I hope experienced teachers will ignore these pages and rely on their own instincts about what is worthy of discussion with their class.
The inclusion criteria were as follows: (a) be identified as having ASD by the school district, (b) have an active individualized education program and receive services for ASD, (c) be enrolled in one's last year of preschool with a plan to enter kindergarten the next year, (d) have no known co-occurring neurological or genetic disorders (e.g., Down syndrome, fragile X), (e) be able to use two-or three-word phrases and follow simple directions, and (f) have a minimum standard score of 55 on the Expressive One-Word Picture Vocabulary Test
(Martin & Brownell, 2011).
Interestingly, she also noted that, regardless of gender, vocabulary test
scores were even better for the groups with access to the L1.
In a recent study (Morash & McKerracher, 2016), we investigated whether a common vocabulary test
produced scores from children with visual impairments that were reliable.
Weekly quizzes and a final vocabulary test
revealed benefits of gesture-based activities for word learning.
Other outcomes assessed included a variety of intelligence scales, a vocabulary test
, and other standardised measures.
"Frontiers in Psychology" recently published the (http://journal.frontiersin.org/article/10.3389/fpsyg.2016.01116/full) study that reveals that a native English speaking American knows that many dictionary words by the age of 20. The study stemmed from an online vocabulary test
that was created, originally, to assist with the study.