THE USE OF SENTENCE VERIFICATION TECHNIQUE FOR MEASURING READING AND LISTENING


ULUSOY M. , ÇETİNKAYA Ç.

HACETTEPE UNIVERSITESI EGITIM FAKULTESI DERGISI-HACETTEPE UNIVERSITY JOURNAL OF EDUCATION, no.43, pp.460-471, 2012 (Journal Indexed in SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: Issue: 43
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Title of Journal : HACETTEPE UNIVERSITESI EGITIM FAKULTESI DERGISI-HACETTEPE UNIVERSITY JOURNAL OF EDUCATION
  • Page Numbers: pp.460-471

Abstract

The main purpose of this study was to determine the reliability and validity of Sentence Verification Technique (SVT) by using texts that were at the sixth, seventh and eighth grade levels and examine how SVT measured seventh grade students' reading and listening levels. One hundred-eighty-five seventh-grade students randomly selected from three different middle-income schools in the city of Ankara participated in the research. Listening and reading SVT tests were conducted in randomly selected two classrooms. The pilot study of this research showed that SVT was a reliable method to measure Turkish students' reading and listening skills. Cloze tests results were also used to determine the readability levels of texts. Cloze and SVT tests showed similar results and SVT tests successfully discriminated seventh and eighth grade texts. These results showed that SVT was a valid measure of listening and reading skills of Turkish students.