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This study was conducted to determine whether the ‘Spoken Language’ and ‘Reading–Writing’ forms of the Basic School Skills Inventory-3 Edition had validity and reliability characteristics acceptable for Turkish children aged 48–72 months old. The sample of the study included 244 children selected through the simple random sampling method. Exploratory factor analysis (principal components analysis) was conducted to determine the construct validity of the tests. The fit index was tested with maximum likelihood confirmatory factor analysis. Reliability of the test was ensured using internal consistency coefficient and split-half test. Cronbach’s alpha reliability coefficients of the forms were calculated to be 0.95 and 0.97. Analysed for its adaptation into Turkish, the BSSI-3 Spoken Language and Reading–Writing forms were a valid and reliable assessment tool for Turkish children aged 48–72 months old.
Keywords: Spoken language, reading–writing, validity and reliability.
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