ELO-L: A Norm-Referenced Language Screening Test for 3 to 8 Year-Old Lebanese Children
AbstractThe ELO-L is the first norm-referenced language-screening test in Lebanon. It is an adaptation of the ELO, a French language-screening test. The ELO-L was normed on 1,718 children aged between three and eight years and divided into eight age groups with a minimum of 100 participants in each group. It is composed of five subtests targeting receptive vocabulary, expressive vocabulary, sentence comprehension, sentence production and expressive phonology. We explain how the test was adapted for Lebanese, and present the subtests, the scoring method and the normative sample. We furthermore give the first validation results, reporting on developmental sensitivity, reliability, concurrent validity and diagnostic accuracy.
Jul 15, 2019
How to Cite
ZEBIB, Racha et al. ELO-L: A Norm-Referenced Language Screening Test for 3 to 8 Year-Old Lebanese Children. Arab Journal of Applied Linguistics, [S.l.], v. 4, n. 2, p. 24-53, july 2019. ISSN 2490-4198. Available at: <http://arjals.com/index.php/Arab_Journal_Applied_Linguistics/article/view/146>. Date accessed: 23 sep. 2021.
Lebanese Arabic; Language Assessment; Psychometric Testing
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