About the Measure

Domains Language
Subscales No
Target Construct Oral language: expressive discourse skills.
Description The purpose of the test is to ascertain in a simple form the ability to give a coherent description of a continuous series of events. The analysis of the children’s retell provides information about the children’s integrative language skills using a naturally occurring activity.
Test Authors Renfrew, C.
Publisher The Centerville School Delaware (1994 (All info refers to this edition))

Implementation details

Respondent Child
Prior knowledge Required Recommendations regarding who would be qualified to administer the test are not specified.
Scoring Scoring unreliable
Time Administration time is not specified, however, it appears to take less than 10 minutes.
Age 3 years and 6 months to 7 years

Psychometric details

UK norms YES
Norm / Criterion referenced Norm referenced
Standardisation sample 1993, N= 573
Reliability Twenty-seven children ranging in age from 4 years, 6 months to 6 years, 11 months were retested with a four week interval. The test-retest coefficients were: Information .7918, Sentence Length .7293, and Complexity .5825. Inter-rater reliability, Information: .92, .72 and .70, Sentence Length: .70, .83, and .81, Complexity: .22, .60. and .33
Criterion validity Insufficient data in the public domain to evaluate
Construct validity The US and UK versions were correlated as follows: Information = 0.98and Sentence Length = 0.98. No other tests were reported.
Concurrent validity Insufficient data in the public domain to evaluate