Test Administered: Preschool Language Scales, Fifth Edition (PLS-5) (Zimmerman, Steiner, Pond, 2011). This test “is an individually administered test used to identify children who have a language delay or disorder.” Interpretation: These standard scores have a mean of 100 and a standard deviation of 15. via
What is the ceiling for the PLS-5?
A ceiling is achieved when the child earns a score of 0 on 6 consecutive items. During standardization, typical kids were seen to have scatter at the upper end of their ability levels. They may not pass 4 items, but then pass the next 4 items. The ceiling of 6 items prevents us from prematurely ending testing. via
What does the Preschool Language Scale measure?
The Preschool Language Scale-Fourth Edition (PLS-4; Zimmerman, Steiner, & Pond, 2002) is an instrument designed to evaluate language skills in children ages 0 to 6 years 11 months. The PLS-4 assesses areas including language precursors, semantics, structure, integrative language skills, and phonological awareness. via
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Is the PLS-5 a good test?
For 18 of the 27 subjects (66%,) the PLS-5 scored higher than the comparison measure. In 26% of cases (7 out of the 27), PLS-5 Auditory Comprehension scores were more than 15 percentile points higher than the other test. via
Is the PLS-5 valid?
However, results obtained from administration of the PLS-5 are not valid due to an insufficient reference standard and insufficient discriminant accuracy to properly identify children with a language delay or disorder. via
How long does the PLS-5 take to administer?
PLS-5 includes picture stimuli to elicit target words. The screener takes less than 2 minutes to administer. via
When did the PLS-5 come out?
Those of us who have administered PLS-5 ever since its release in 2011, know that the test is fraught with significant psychometric problems. via
What is basal and ceiling?
Basal rules enable you to establish where to start the test so that you do not need to administer every item. Ceiling rules enable you to know when to stop testing because you have exceeded the child's ability to respond correctly. via
What is the PLS assessment?
PLS-5 is a developmental language assessment designed for children from ages birth through 7:11. This assessment focuses on receptive and expressive language skills and provides both norm-referenced and criterion-referenced scores. The diagnostic test can be administered by a trained professional. via
Who is the author of the PLS 5?
Pond, Roberta Evatt, author. Pond, Roberta Evatt, author. Pearson Education, Inc. Pearson Education, Inc. via
What is receptive language?
Receptive language refers to how your child understands language. Expressive language refers to how your child uses words to express himself/herself. Young children with language difficulties may have: Difficulty interacting with other children. A limited spoken vocabulary (less than 50 words at two years of age) via
What is a growth scale value?
Overview. The BASI GSV scales were created to help users measure the progress of an individual student or a group of students on BASI subtests and composites. GSV scores were chosen for this purpose over other types of scores for several reasons. via
How do you explain standard scores to parents?
The most important thing for parents to understand with standard scores is what is considered “average”. Common practice on standardized tests used for speech and language assessments is that 100 is the mean score and the standard deviation is +15 or -15. via
How do you calculate raw score on reel 3?
Raw Scores-Raw scores are simply the number of items scored as (yes) after applying the basals and ceilings, on the REEL-3 subtests. Ability Scores-ability scores have a mean of 100 and a standard deviation of 15,REEl-3 subtest ability scores are converted from raw scores. via