Fluharty Preschool Speech and Language Test Analysis of Construct Validity Screening Reports
Reports  |   May 01, 1988
Fluharty Preschool Speech and Language Test
 
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Reports   |   May 01, 1988
Fluharty Preschool Speech and Language Test
Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, May 1988, Vol. 53, 168-174. doi:10.1044/jshd.5302.168
History: Received January 16, 1987 , Accepted June 11, 1987
 
Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, May 1988, Vol. 53, 168-174. doi:10.1044/jshd.5302.168
History: Received January 16, 1987; Accepted June 11, 1987

The Fluharty Preschool Speech and Language Screening Test was examined in terms of construct validity. Analysis of the test was based on results of 260 preschool children, aged 3–6. Although age differentiation was moderately demonstrated—as was the need for separate language subtests—results for internal consistency, discriminant analysis, and item difficulty analysis raised questions as to the usefulness and appropriateness of many test items. The test as a whole was not found to be racially biased; however, individual test items may be.

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