Portland State University. Department of Speech Communication
Mary E. Gordon
Term of Graduation
Date of Publication
Master of Science (M.S.) in Speech Communication
Children -- Language -- Testing
1 online resource (4, ix, 74 pages)
The focus of this study was the Developmental Sentence Scoring (DSS), developed by Lee and Canter (1971) and Lee (1974). The DSS is used to analyze a corpus of 50 utterances according to eight grammatical categories. Once a DSS score is determined for an individual child, that child's performance can be compared to that of his/ her peers, using the normative data provided by Lee (1974), and reported by Koenigsknecht (1974). This normative data has been widely used both clinically, and in research projects with little regard for the validity of the norms when applied outside the Midwest, where it was originally normed.
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McNutt, Eileen, "A Comparative Study of the Developmental Sentence Scoring Normative Data Obtained in Portland, Oregon, and the Midwest, for Children Between the Ages of 5.0 and 5.11 Years" (1985). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 3547.