Using Curriculum-Based Language Assessment to Evaluate School-Age Students
This webinar is part one of a two-part series on curriculum-based language assessment and
intervention. Each webinar stands alone, but together they provide a more
complete picture of this framework. Learn about part two.
Curriculum-based language assessment is one way for SLPs to create a comprehensive picture of a student’s oral and written language needs and pinpoint areas to target in intervention. In this webinar, the speaker will discuss how to perform curriculum-based language assessment, beginning with the selection of areas of the curriculum to work on. Participants will explore how to use dynamic assessment to identify a student’s particular strengths and weaknesses and answer four questions based on selected curricular tasks: (1) What does the task require? (2) What does the student currently do when attempting the task? (3) What does the student need to do differently to be more successful at the task? (4) What, if any, modifications to the task are needed to support the student’s success?
The course will demonstrate how to integrate formal and informal assessment data to understand students’ individualized needs and plan intervention that can improve language/literacy skills and foster better academic outcomes.
You will be able to:
- gather parent, teacher, and student input to prioritize language needs and curriculum contexts to target in intervention
- collect a curriculum-based language assessment probe using one or more of the four modalities (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) and analyze it at multiple language levels (discourse, sentence, vocabulary, and sound/word structure) to establish individualized intervention goals
- interpret assessment data to identify when a student needs basic instruction on sound- and word-structure knowledge versus when a student has broader sentence/discourse and vocabulary needs
What is Included?
You'll get online access to all the course content, including the full video, references, and eManual, so you can access it from anywhere!
Self-assessment—Think about what you learned and report on the Completion Form how you will use your new knowledge.