Carolina Bodea Hațegan1*
1Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
This research focuses on the validation of an assessment tool aimed for the Romanian speaking population and used to describe the development of the morphological competence. In order to reach this objective, an assessment tool entitled “Assessment for reception of morphological categories in the Romanian language (ARMCR)” was elaborated. This assessment is based on the principles of similar tests from the international research (TROG and ECOSSE). For the validation process, a number of 204 participants were assessed. The validation process was approached from four main perspectives: internal consistency, establishing correlations between the probe`s sub-elements, extracting a standardized developmental scale by calculating the participants` answer frequencies and identifying common and differentiating points among the groups of research participants with regards to their level of development of morphological competence. The results obtained underline the fact that the ARMCR is a consistent psycho-pedagogical tool (Cronbach`s Alpha .914), which can be used both for a diagnosing and a screening manner.
Keywords: morphological competence, assessment tool, validation, screening test, grammar
Published online: 2016/09/01
Published print: 2016/09/01
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