Journal directory listing - Volume 51 Number 1 (2006/April) - Education【51(1)】

Measuring Mandarin Chinese Auditory Comprehension in Early Elementary School Levels Author: Chih-Chien Yang(Graduate Institute of Educational Measurement & Statistics,National Taichung University) ,Chi-Ming Su(Department of Psychology,National Chung Cheng University) ,Wen-Chuan Sheng(Chung-Kung Elementary School)

Vol.&No.:Vol. 51, No. 1
Date:April 2006


Auditory/Listening comprehension in their native language is a particularly critical learning skill in children's early school career. In this study, a Mandarin Chinese listening comprehension inventory was developed and validated for first-graders in Taiwan. This listening comprehension inventory, which can be administrated for group testing, comprises four listening comprehensions sub-scales: auditory memorization, sentence-listening comprehension, phrase-listening comprehension, and grammatical and semantic judgments made by/after listening. To validate the dichotomous testing results in these listening tests, a robust estimator for estimating categorical structural equation models was used to estimate uni-dimensional factor analysis models, MIMIC models, and multiple-groups confirmatory factor analysis models for the data sets. It was concluded that this listening comprehension inventory meets all testing standards.

Keywords:auditrory/listening comprehension, uni-dimension test, MIMIC model, Multiple-groups confirmatory factor analysis, measurement validity

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APA FormatYang, C.-C., Su, C.-M., & Sheng, W.-C. (2006). Measuring Mandarin Chinese Auditory Comprehension in Early Elementary School Levels. Journal of National Taiwan Normal University: Education, 51(1), 213-232. doi:10.3966/2073753X2006045101010