Speech-language pathologists and educators know how important effective listening comprehension is for school and life success. Many children who have difficulty learning academic concepts and underlying language concepts struggle with listening comprehension. Often times, teachers notice when children are having a hard time listening, remembering details, and understanding what they are taught.
The first thing to rule out or confirm is if children with suspected difficulty have hearing loss. Then the speech-language pathologist or teacher can give this Listening Comprehension Progress Monitoring tool. It is intended for use with preschool- elementary school aged children already receiving speech-language therapy to monitor progress on their speech/language objectives. Teachers may also use this tool for students receiving tier 2 or 3 Response to Intervention (RTI) for language needs.
Speech-language pathologists or teachers should administer this informal progress monitoring tool which are also criterion referenced tests to children prior to beginning targeted intervention services. Use the portions of the tool that you determine is most appropriate for each student. There are basic 1 step directions, directions with embedded concepts (spatial, qualitative, quantitative, temporal, conditional), 1 sentence level questions, 3 sentence level questions, 5 fiction, and 5 non-fiction passages included. You have easy to use data recording forms for 10 main listening comprehension areas!
After several speech-language therapy or intervention sessions, read aloud the same sections previously administered in this informal assessment tool. Each part of this tool may be given 3 additional times to monitor children’s progress over an extended period of time. You can administer a different fiction and/or non-fiction passage from this tool to monitor students’ progress after receiving speech-language therapy or Response to Intervention (RTI) to gain additional information.
It is recommended that you also note if children are showing signs of weak short term auditory memory skills. You can read more about this on my blog at: http://www.bslspeechlanguage.com/say-what-listening-comprehension-progress-monitoring/
Contact me before purchasing if you have any questions.
Do you need more progress monitoring tools or criterion referenced tests (CRT)? I also have these available:
WH Questions Progress Monitoring
Vocabulary Progress Monitoring
Speech Progress Monitoring (Fluency & Intelligibility)
English/Language Arts Vocabulary Progress Monitoring
Basic Concepts (Spatial & Qualitative- Differentiated at various levels)
Speech Language Therapy Progress Monitoring Bundle - 145 pages!!!!
Do you need more informal assessments?
Informal Assessments Early Language (WH Questions, Yes/No Questions, Categories)
Oral Story Retelling Rubric
Speech/Language Therapy Curriculum Assessments (relate to E/LA standards)
Do you like free and quick informal data checks or formative assessments?
I have these one page mini freebies:
Types of Nouns
Several WH questions worksheets for fiction text (more coming soon!)