Assessing Students’ Language for Learning

Rhea Paul, Sacred Heart University
Courtenay Frazier Norbury, University of London
Carolyn Gosse, Charlottesville City Public Schools, Charlottesville, Virginia


Chapter Objectives: Readers of this chapter will be able to do the following: 1. Describe how families participate in educational planning for school-aged children. 2. Discuss the role of responsiveness to intervention (RTI) in identifying students for communication assessment. 3. Define and describe methods for screening at the elementary school level. 4. Discuss methods of referral and case-finding. 5. Discuss the uses of standardized tests at the elementary school level. 6. Describe nonstandardized assessment methods for students in elementary grades. 7. Carry out language analysis procedures for conversation and narratives. 8. Use dynamic and curriculum-based assessment methods. 9. Apply concepts discussed to assessment of students with severe disabilities.