Synthesizing Information From Language Samples and Standardized Tests in School-Age Bilingual Assessment

Kerry Danahy Ebert, Giang Pham
  • Language Speech and Hearing Services in Schools, January 2017, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)
  • DOI: 10.1044/2016_lshss-16-0007

Bringing together language samples & tests in bilingual language assessment

What is it about?

Speech-language pathologists are encouraged to use both standardized tests and language samples when they assess language for school-age children. But how do these tools fit together? This article looks at the uses of tests and language samples, and explores how similar these tools are in a group of 5-11 year old children with language impairment. We find that the tools give complementary results for 5-8 year old children, but dissimilar results for children older than 8. We also use a case study to illustrate the use of these assessment tools for clinicians.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1044/2016_lshss-16-0007

The following have contributed to this page: Dr Kerry Danahy Ebert and Giang Pham