About the Measure

Domains Language
Subscales No
Target Construct Oral language: Repetition accuracy at word and sentence level
Description A UK-developed and standardised test battery, based on a nationally stratified sample of children. It assesses phonological and morphosyntactic processing abilities in children.
Test Authors Seeff/Gabriel, B., Chiat, S. & Roy, P. (2008)
Publisher Pearson (2008)
Psychometry
Implementation

Implementation details

Respondent Child
Prior knowledge Required Speech language therapists. Linguistics and phonetics knowledge is required
Scoring Clear and transparent
Time 10 to 15 minutes
Age 2 to 6 years

Psychometric details

UK norms YES
Norm / Criterion referenced Norm referenced
Standardisation sample 396
Reliability Reliability: Preschool Repetition Test .89; Sentence Imitation Task sentence .92; Sentence Imitation Task content word .95; Sentence Imitation Task function word .95; Sentence Imitation Task inflection .89 Test-retest: Preschool Repetition Test .81; Sentence Imitation Task sentence .88; Sentence Imitation Task content word .80; Sentence Imitation Task function word 78; Sentence Imitation Task inflection .92 Interrater reliability: PSRep .97; SIT sentence .98; SIT content word .99; SIT function word .99; SIT inflection .98
Criterion validity Insufficient data in the public domain to evaluate
Construct validity Insufficient data in the public domain to evaluate
Concurrent validity Preschool Repetition Test - Sentence Imitation Task ranged .48 to .53 Sentence Imitation Task - Preschool Language Scale-4 ranged .45 to .59 Preschool Repetition Test - Preschool Language Scale-4 .32