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The Construction of Test of Visual Perception of Chinese Characters
Author: Li-Yu Hung (Department of Special Education, National Taiwan Normal University)

Vol.&No.:Vol. 42 (New Version)
Date:October 1997


The study aims to preliminarily investigate the fitness of the Test of Visual Perception of Chinese Characters (TVPCC) for primary graders. The TVPCC is specially designed on the basis of the development of visual perception in reading and theory of Chinese orthography, which comprises six sub-tests: memory span, order memory, figure discrimination, signal discrimination, grapheme discrimination, and awareness of orthography. The ratio of subjects who succeeds 75% of the items in each sub-test in each grade indicates the fitness of the TVPCC for the 2nd, 3rd, 5th and 6th graders. The reliability and validity of the first five sub-tests of the TVPCC were examined by the 2nd and 5th graders, and the sub-test awareness of orthography were done by the 3rd and 6th graders. It was found that the internal con-sistency with a coefficient of the TVPCC ranged from to was very satisfied. However, the 3-week interval retest reliability ranged from .2758 to .9633 , which indicated the steadiness of the four sub-tests is not acceptable, but the sub-test of grapheme discrimination was very satisfactory. The internal, concurrent and construct validities of the TVPCC were acceptable and prove the validity of the TVPCC. According to the limitation and findings of this study, several recommendations was made for further development and research of the TVPCC.

Keywords:visual perception, reading difficulty, Chinese reading

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APA FormatHung, L.-Y. (1997). The construction of Test of Visual Perception of Chinese Characters. Journal of National Taiwan Normal University: Education, 42(New Version), 59-73.