Comprehensive Assessment of Spoken Language, Second Edition (CASL-2)

Title: Comprehensive Assessment of Spoken Language, Second Edition (CASL-2)
Author: Elizabeth Carrow-Woolfolk
Year: 2017
Description: The Comprehensive Assessment of Spoken Language, Second Edition (CASL-2) is an in-dept evaluation of an individual’s oral language skills. Designed for use with children and young adults aged 3 to 21 years, the CASL-2 consists of a battery of 14 stand-alone tests, each of which measures a specific oral language skill. Ths scores of each tests can be interpreted separately, and they can be combined to yield summary index scores that represent broader areas of oral language function. For children and young adults ages 3 to 21, the CASL-2 measures spoken language across four structural categories:

  • Lexical/Semantic: Knowledge and use of words and word combinations
  • Syntactic: Knowledge and use of grammar
  • Supralinguistic: Knowledge and use of language in which meaning is not directly available from the surface lexical and syntactic information
  • Pragmatic Language: Knowledge of language that is appropriate across different situational contexts and ability to modify language according to the social situation

The CASL-2 shares the same underlying theory as the new Oral Passage Understanding Scale (OPUS) based on the author’s Integrative Language Theory. The OPUS measures listening comprehension and tells you how well a person can apply many of these skills.

Age Range: Ages 3 to 21 years old
Administration: Individual
Inventory: 1 Complete Kit

  • 1 Manual (Manual replaced 12/12/17)
  • 1 Manual Supplement (PDF)
    • CASL-2 – Manual Supplement
    • CASL-2 – Errata
    • CASL-2 – Scoring and Reporting Guide
    • CASL-2 – Index Scores
    • CASL-2 – OPUS Test Table
  • 1 Comprehensive Record Forms Ages 3 – 21 @$6.50/each
  • Test Easel 1
  • Test Easel 2
  • Test Easel 3
Location: BSB 160G (Shelf 2)
Publisher: Western Psychological Services
Qualification Level: Level C or 1
Test Category: English and Language
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