Adaptation of the Kaufman Survey of Early Academic and Language Skills to Turkish Children Aged 61 to 72 Months
Kaufman Erken Akademik ve Dil Becerileri Araştırma Testi'nin 61-72 Aylık Türk Çocuklarına Uyarlanması

2014 Educational Sciences Theory & Practice  
The aim of this research is s to adapt and apply t the Kaufman Survey of Early Academic and Language Skills (K-SEALS) to Turkish children in the city of Ankara. In the study, a descriptive screening model was used. The population of the study consisted of children who showed normal developmental characteristics and who were enrolled at public preschools. These public preschools were located in the central districts of Ankara under the auspices of the Ministry of National Education. The
more » ... ation. The stratified sampling method was used for the study, and the sample consisted of 423 children aged 61 to 72 months. Validity and reliability studies were conducted based on the data provided by the adaptation of the K-SEALS test. Accordingly, ten items that were found to be inadequate in distinguishing language and academic skills among individuals were removed. The results of a confirmatory factor analysis showed that the majority of the items suggested that the one-dimensional factor structure of a combination of Early Academic and Language Skills was generally found to represent a one-dimensional factor structure. Kuder Richardson (KR-20) values were evaluated for the reliability of the test scores in the applied groups. The fact that KR-20 values were found to be between .852 and .982 revealed that the internal consistency of the test was high; furthermore, test-retest values were found to vary between .783 and .939 which indicated that the test had a consistent structure over time. Therefore, the results of the K-SEALS were considered to be valid and reliable for the Turkish children in our sample.
doi:10.12738/estp.2014.2.1682 fatcat:vhh4ksidpbabtasd2e4dsuzfta