The New Zealand Articulation Test norms project
The purpose of the New Zealand Articulation Test norms project was to provide normative data on the test for junior primary school children in New Zealand. The NZAT consists of 82 picture stimuli which elicit single word responses. Fifty-six Speech Language Therapists administered the NZAT to 101 3 children aged 5 to 8 years from 53 schools throughout New Zeal and. Results showed older children had more accurate articulation of words. Girls were found to score higher than boys in the younger age groups. Differences were also found by ethnicity at younger ages. Significant effects were found by socioeconomic status. There were no signific ant differences found by geographic region or population density (rural I urban).