Get integrated language assessment with the OWLS-II
Ages: 3-0 through 21-11Testing Time: 20-30 minutesAdministration: IndividualQualification Level: B
Building on the strong theory and research underpinning the original OWLS, the Second Edition of this highly regarded test offers an integrated, global approach to oral and written language assessment. Moreover, a helpful new handbook, Foundations of Language Assessment, explains the theory upon which the OWLS-II is based, making it easier to understand the test and interpret results.
OWLS-II scales are normed on a sample of 2,123 subjects, from 3 through 21 years of age and nationally representative in terms of gender, ethnicity, geographic region, and parental education. Age- and grade-based norms are provided.
The OWLS-II evaluates Listening Comprehension, Oral Expression, Reading Comprehension, and Written Expression. Each of these scales assesses four linguistic structures:
Because it looks at the same linguistic structures across four distinct language processes, the OWLS-II provides an unusually detailed, coherent, and integrated assessment. Although its four scales can be used separately, together they give you a comprehensive score profile that pinpoints language delays, identifies strengths and weaknesses in all areas, and guides intervention.
Listening Comprehension and Oral Expression Scales
Together these two scales assess receptive and expressive language in 3- through 21-year-olds. Individually administered, both use basals and ceilings to ensure that examinees are given only items that closely approximate their ability levels. Neither scale requires reading on the examineeâ€™s part, and both scales feature colorful, updated artwork thatâ€™s balanced in terms of race, gender, and physical differences.
The Listening Comprehension Scale measures receptive language. The examiner reads a stimulus word aloud, and the student responds by indicating one of four pictures that best depicts the meaning of the word. The Oral Expression Scale measures expressive language, requiring the examinee to answer questions, finish sentences, and generate sentences in response to visual and oral prompts.
Computer Scoring and Interpretation
The OWLS-II scoring program converts raw scores to scale scores, compares scales scores, calculates composites, and generates a graphic score profile. It also provides high-level item analysis and a narrative synopsis. This program saves time and gives you an extremely useful summary of test results.
Minimum System Requirements: Windows 98, 2000, ME, XP, Vista or Windows 7. NOTE: Users with Windows XP, Vista, logged in with â€œAdministratorâ€ privilege; those with Windows 2000 must be logged in with privilege. Follow Microsoft's recommendation for minimum memory (RAM). Four MB of a space, a USB port, and a CD-ROM drive are required.
OWLS-II LISTENING COMPREHENSION (LC) AND ORAL EXPRESSION (OE) LC/OE SOFTWARE KIT INCLUDES: LC/OE Record Forms, LC Easel, OE Easel, LC/OE Manual, Foundations of Language Assessment, plus Unlimited-Use Computer Scoring CD all in an attractive carrying case. (©2012)