Testing SignWriting

Valerie Sutton Sutton at SIGNWRITING.ORG
Sat May 25 14:00:23 UTC 2002

SignWriting List
May 25, 2002

Good points, Neil! I agree that testing SignWriting will be useful
for some schools that are worried that it won't work...so the
research is very important.

Meanwhile, in the classroom, the Deaf children's reactions are the
true test...what they feel and need should be the focus...and
teachers don't have to do that much - just give it to them - and the
students love it, as Mohamed said in his report...

Val ;-)


>Neil Bauman wrote:
>I'd love to see the same kind of testing done at the other SW schools
>around the world. All the teacher would need to do is write a test of say
>30 questions--then break it down into three sub tests--by assigning each
>question randomly to one of the three tests.
>Test one would be in their commonly-spoken/written language only.
>Test two would be in SW only.
>Test three would have the questions written in both SW and the commonly
>spoken/written language.
>This way, there would be no variability between the testing groups since
>all students take all three tests.
>In addition, there would be little variability between the questions since
>all the questions are on the same subject, same degree of "hardness" etc.
>I think it is a "neat" way to test the efficacy of SW. I think you are on
>to something here Mohamed!
>                                         Neil
>Neil Bauman
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>Stewartstown, PA  17363
>Phone: (717) 993-8555
>Email: neil at hearinglosshelp.com
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