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|Other Titles:||Development of a Standardized Taiwanese Sign Language Comprehension Test|
National Taiwan Normal University Department of Special Education
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to develop the first standardized Taiwanese Sign Language (TSL) Comprehension Test (TSLCT). This test can measure the TSL comprehension ability of Taiwanese signers, which is crucial for teaching and research. Methods: Through literature analysis, expert group discussions, and several pilot tests, the framework and items of the standardized TSLCT were developed. An item analysis was conducted with 30 participants to reduce the number of items by considering discriminating power, item difficulty, and internal consistency reliability. Subsequently, the Aiken content validity coefficient was calculated through expert assessment, and the standardized TSLCT was subjected to psychometric testing with 161 participants, which entailed analyzing internal consistency reliability, test–retest reliability, and construct validity. Finally, normative data were collected by testing a normative sample of 161 deaf students and deaf adults. Results/Findings: A description of the standardized TSLCT is as follows. 1. The standardized TSLCT comprises Vocabulary, Syntax, and Story Comprehension subtests. The Vocabulary and Syntax Comprehension subtests each contain 50 items, and the Story Comprehension subtest contains six items. 2. The standardized TSLCT is entirely computerized. Participants receive an objective score immediately after taking the test. Chinese reading ability and memory capacity are not required to complete the test. 3. The Vocabulary and Syntax Comprehension subtests are less difficult than the Story Comprehension subtest. All three subtests were found to discriminate effectively among various abilities, and the Story Comprehension subtest demonstrated particularly effective discriminating power. 4. The standardized TSLCT was determined to have satisfactory internal consistency and test–retest reliability as well as content and construct validity. The framework of the standardized TSLCT was evaluated effectively through confirmat
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