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of Pragmatic Language (TOPL)
Diana Phelps-Terasaki and Trisha Phelps-Gunn (Authors)
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||Use to evaluate social
language skills; designed to be used with a complete battery of tests
(they don't specify what) 44 items, each establishes a social context.
Show a picture to the child and offer a verbal stimulus to elicit
a response to the dilemma presented.
|Content: What it Tests
||Measures students ability to effectively use pragmatic
language (language used socially to achieve goals, involving not only
what is said, but why and for what purpose): 6 core sub-components:
physical setting, audience, topic, purpose (speech acts), visual-gestural
cues, and abstraction.
||Percentile ranks, quotient, age equivalent.
Strong Reliability Scores:
Internal consistency: > .80 for all ages (except age 6 = .74)
(coefficient alpha means)
Interscorer: .99 (correlation coefficients)
Standard Error of measurement: 5.0 - 6.7 (depending on age level);
average = 6.3
(the lower the SEM the better)
Content validity: using "point biserial correlation technique":
.22-.49 for discrimination (depending on age) and .57-.92 for difficulty
(depending on age) (point-biserial correlations of .20 or greater
are viewed as strong).
Concurrent validity: .82 (correlation coefficients)
Construct validity: for age: .55
For spoken language: .7
For school achievement: .32 (math), .39 (writing), .55 (reading)
For mental ability: .68
For differentiation of language disability vs. average performer:
no coefficient, but those with known language disabilities average
score was 87.
For item validity: .22-.49 for item discrimination (depending on
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