Use these quick & easy language criterion-referenced assessments for goal-writing, documenting Present Levels of IEPs, and progress monitoring. As speech-language pathologists, we know that norm-referenced assessments are one of the tools we use to qualify students for therapy, but they don’t give us much information that’s helpful for goal writing. I always use these criterion-referenced tests to get more information on exactly what my students' deficits are. They are also invaluable for documenting Present Levels in the IEP and progress monitoring throughout the year!
Over the past 20 years as a speech language pathologist working in the public schools, I have developed these criterion-referenced assessments that have been my lifesaver!!!! And now I’m sharing them with you. This 64-page resource has 49 color-coded criterion-referenced assessments with 10 questions each, making it easy to calculate percentages. There's also a Table of Contents for quick and easy access. Each assessment has a suggested goal, directions for administering, trial item, and answer key. Here’s what you get:
Questions – Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, Answering WH Questions About Passages, Asking Questions
Vocabulary – Label Categories – Level 1, Label Categories – Level 2, Name Objects in Categories – Level 1, Name Objects in Categories – Level 2, What Doesn’t Belong – Level 1, What Doesn’t Belong – Level 2, Name Functions of Objects, Name Objects Based on Descriptions, Describe Objects, Antonyms – Level 1, Antonyms – Level 2, Synonyms – Level 1, Synonyms – Level 2, Rhyming Words, Comparatives and Superlatives, Temporal Concepts, Multiple Meaning Words, Idioms
Syntax – Regular Plural Nouns, Irregular Plural Nouns, Personal Pronouns, Possessive Personal Pronouns, Possessive Nouns, Present Tense Verbs, Present Progressive Verbs (verb+ing), Regular Past Tense Verbs, Irregular Past Tense Verbs, Subject-Verb Agreement (is/are), Subject-Verb Agreement (was/were), Subject-Verb Agreement (has/have), Negation
Critical Thinking – Identify Similarities of Objects, Identify Differences of Objects, Inferencing – Level 1, Inferencing – Level 2, Problem Solving, Predicting, Fact or Opinion, Analogies, Main Idea
To make testing time simple and easy as pie (couldn’t resist using a simile) just make multiple copies of each assessment and put each in a plastic sheet cover. Then all sheet covers go in a binder. When it’s time to test, just grab one of each assessment you plan to administer, staple together and there you have it---all the info you need for Present Levels section of the IEP, writing goals, or progress monitoring!