DTT-PW: Bilingualism – Passive Vocabulary


Developmental test for the assessment of passive vocabulary

The target group of this conceptual test is young kindergarten children (autochthonous or immigrant). The test can give an indication of the degree of integration in Dutch language (and culture). The test contains 2 practice items and 60 test items. An item consists of 4 images, next to each other on the screen. The test leader gives the name or the sentence associated with the item, this can be in Turkish, Moroccan, Antillean or Dutch (the language of the items to be pronounced can be specified at the beginning of the test). The child (or the test leader) is to click or touch the chosen image.

The test may be interrupted and (if the correct ID code and session number of the child is entered) be resumed at the place of interruption later on. Testing can be adjusted to the hyphenation rule: the standard is that the test is terminated after 5 consecutive errors. For each standard group (Turkish, Moroccan, Antillean) there is a normative comparison of the test presented in the own language, and of the presentation in Dutch. In the individual reports, three comparative levels are given: start Group 1, end Group 1, and end Group 2. There are also age norms for test presentation in Dutch, for 3- and 4-year-old Dutch and immigrant children. It is possible to take the test extended with 15 extra (more difficult) items. Of this extended decrease there are also age norms for 5-year-old Dutch and immigrant children.