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Test of Language Development-Primary: Fourth Edition

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Tory Daley

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Test of Language Development-Primary: Fourth Edition

Test of Language Development-Primary: Fourth Edition

Purposes of Test
Identify child below their age group regarding language proficiency.
Discover child's weaknesses and strengths regarding language skills.
Monitor language progress after intervention.
Tests language of children for research studies.
To diagnose/evaluate language disorders/delays in the following areas:
Semantic, syntactic, phonological
Construction of the Test
Entry point: Regardless of age, start at beginning.
Time: 35-50 minutes
Mark "1" for items answered correctly and "0" for incorrect answers.
Stop-point/Ceiling: the test is over when the child gets 5 items in a row wrong.
Directions for each subtest are in Examiner's Record book.
must be used in combination with the picture booklet.
administering a subtest in the area interested in, not all 9 subtests.
Not advised to administer all supplemental tests at same session as core tests (taks a long time)
Does the test do what it is suppose to do?

All Validity was proven adequate in the following areas:
Face validity
Content validity
Construct validity
Concurrent validity
Predictive validity
Tests were chosen on statistics/research findings and Examiner's Manual outlines format of each subtest and provides rationale for each.
How consistently does the assessment measure?
stability over time was about 80% reliable.
showed 90% reliability.
Coefficient alpha (measured content)
proved 97% reliability
The listening section is the only area that demonstrated weak reliability.

Tory Daley
9 Subtests:
Core subtests: 6 semantics and grammar subtests.
1)Picture vocabulary (PV)
2)Relational Vocabulary (RV)
3)Oral Vocabulary (OV)
4)Syntactic Understanding (SU)
5)Sentence Imitation (SI)
6)Morphological Completion (MC)

Supplemental subtests: 3 phonological subtests
7)Word Discrimination (WD)
8)Phonemic Analysis (PA)
9) Word Articulation (WA)
A little about the
4th Edition
Improved research of all areas of the assessment. (procedures, norms, construct, validity, reliability, etc..)
Written by Phyllis L. Newcomer and Donald D. Hammill
Published by pro-ed in 2008
For ages 4-8:11
Norm-referenced/standardized assessment
The TOLD-P4 is Based on the Two-Dimensional model:
Compares the parts of language with modern research findings.
Two-Dimensional Model
Adequacy of Norms
Procedures for selection of standardization sample were adequate.
Standardization sample is appropriate for our local population because most of the normative values are from the South or Midwest (while there are representatives of each region.)
Appropriateness of Standardization Norms
Linguistic Appropriateness
Directions that are presented to the child are written in a dialect used by local population
Test items are also written in an appropriate dialect for the local population.
Cultural Appropriateness of Assessment
All of the following are culturally appropriate on the TOLD-P4 for the local population
Tasks the child is asked to perform
Content of the test items
Visual stimuli (some pictures were a little difficult to distinguish, but appropriate overall)
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