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Investigating the reliability and validity of the Toddler Home Learning Environment (THLE) scale

Investigating the reliability and validity of the Toddler Home Learning Environment (THLE) scale
Investigating the reliability and validity of the Toddler Home Learning Environment (THLE) scale
Home learning environments prior to school are well-known predictors of educational trajectories but research has neglected children aged under three. The new Toddler Home Learning Environment (THLE) scale is one response and this paper investigates its reliability and validity. The THLE is an adaptation of the Preschool HLE (PHLE) measure developed by the Effective Pre-School Primary and Secondary Education (EPPSE) investigation in the 1990s. The THLE was developed as part of the Evaluation of Children’s Centres in England (ECCE) investigation that followed a sample of 2,608 of families from 14 to 38 months. The THLE was administered at 14 months, the PHLE at 38. The 8-item THLE evidences internal consistency via statistical reliability coefficients and Confirmatory Factor Analysis plus measurement validity via statistically significant and research-appropriate associations with the PHLE, three measures of child development, and child and parent demographics. This paper moves the HLE literature forward with a new parental self-report scale of the HLE that is for use with toddlers.
Assessment, Parent-Child Interaction, Toddler, early relationships, home learning environment, measurement, toddlerhood development
Hall, James
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Sylva, Kathy
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Sammons, Pamela M
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Hall, James, Sylva, Kathy, Sammons, Pamela M, Smees, Rebecca, Evangelou, Maria, Smith, Teresa and Goff, Jenny (2021) Investigating the reliability and validity of the Toddler Home Learning Environment (THLE) scale. Frontiers in Educational Assessment, Testing, and Applied Measurement, 6, [581005]. (doi:10.3389/feduc.2021.581005).

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Home learning environments prior to school are well-known predictors of educational trajectories but research has neglected children aged under three. The new Toddler Home Learning Environment (THLE) scale is one response and this paper investigates its reliability and validity. The THLE is an adaptation of the Preschool HLE (PHLE) measure developed by the Effective Pre-School Primary and Secondary Education (EPPSE) investigation in the 1990s. The THLE was developed as part of the Evaluation of Children’s Centres in England (ECCE) investigation that followed a sample of 2,608 of families from 14 to 38 months. The THLE was administered at 14 months, the PHLE at 38. The 8-item THLE evidences internal consistency via statistical reliability coefficients and Confirmatory Factor Analysis plus measurement validity via statistically significant and research-appropriate associations with the PHLE, three measures of child development, and child and parent demographics. This paper moves the HLE literature forward with a new parental self-report scale of the HLE that is for use with toddlers.

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Accepted/In Press date: 4 June 2021
Published date: 23 June 2021
Keywords: Assessment, Parent-Child Interaction, Toddler, early relationships, home learning environment, measurement, toddlerhood development

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Local EPrints ID: 449799
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/449799
PURE UUID: a24b496b-26d9-45d0-8ebd-fb69c83b3f34
ORCID for James Hall: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-8002-0922

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Date deposited: 17 Jun 2021 16:35
Last modified: 28 Apr 2022 02:20

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Author: James Hall ORCID iD
Author: Kathy Sylva
Author: Pamela M Sammons
Author: Rebecca Smees
Author: Maria Evangelou
Author: Teresa Smith
Author: Jenny Goff

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