Assessing Spanish-English Bilingual Preschoolers A Guide to Best Approaches and Measures

ISBN-10: 1598572199
ISBN-13: 9781598572193
Edition: 2012
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Book details

List price: $42.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Paul H. Brookes Publishing Company Incorporated
Publication date: 2/24/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 296
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

As the population of young dual language learners continues to rise, how can early childhood professionals choose culturally and linguistically appropriate assessments for Spanish-English bilingual preschoolers? They'll get expert guidance in this one-of-a-kind resource, a comprehensive roundup and analysis of 37 developmental assessments available in English and Spanish. The only guide that examines specific early childhood bilingual measures, this book gives professionals detailed reviews culled from the highly respected authors' extensive research and comparative analyses. For each measure, program administrators, curriculum developers, SLPs, and other professionals will get an at-a-glance snapshot of key characteristics, including age range, cost, domains measured, and time requirements evaluate major strengths and weaknesses easily compare the English and Spanish versions across cultural, linguistic, and psychometric properties learn the basics of administration and scoring investigate technical data, including standardization, norming, validity, and reliability see if the tool includes adaptations and accommodations for children with disabilities review the results of relevant studies that used the measure To help professionals conduct the most effective assessments, the book also includes research-based strategies and solid background information. Readers will get a helpful overview of bilingual language development, general guidelines on selecting measures for young dual language learners, and tips on administering assessments with awareness of and respect for cultural and linguistic influences. An essential resource to support informed decision-making, this invaluable guide will help professionals choose culturally and linguistically appropriate early childhood assessments that accurately capture the abilities of young dual language learners.

About the Authors
Preface
Acknowledgments
Bilingual Assessment During Early Childhood
Assessing Young Children within and Across Two Languages
Selecting Appropriate Dual Language Approaches and Measures
Techniques for Administering Assessments to Dual Language Preschoolers
Guide to the Measure Reviews and State of the Field
Alphabetical List of All Measures Originally Considered
Measures at a Glance: A Visual Representation of the Relative Strengths and Weaknesses of the Measures Reviewed
Individual Review of Measures
Battelle Developmental Inventory-Second Edition (BDI-2): English
Battelle Developmental Inventory-Second Edition (BDI-2): Spanish
Bilingual Vocabulary Assessment Measure (BVAM)
Boehm Test of Basic Concepts-Third Edition Preschool: English
Boehm Test of Basic Concepts-Third Edition Preschool: Spanish
BRIGRANCE Preschool Screen-II: English
BRIGRANCE Preschool Screen-II: Spanish
Clinical Evaluation of Language Fundamentals“-Preschool-Second Edition: English (CELF“ Preschool-2: English)
Clinical Evaluation of Language Fundamentals“-Preschool-Second Edition: Spanish (CELF“ Preschool-2: Spanish)
Compton Speech and Language Screening Evaluation of Children: English
Compton Speech and Language Screening Evaluation of Children: Spanish Adaptation
Developmental Indicators for the Assessment of Learning-Fourth Edition (DIAL-4): English
Developmental Indicators for the Assessment of Learning-Fourth Edition (DIAL-4): Spanish
Early Literacy Skills Assessment (ELSA): English
Early Literacy Skills Assessment (ELSA): Spanish
Early Screening Inventory • Revised (ESI•R) 2008 Edition: English
Inventario para la Detection Temprana • Revisado (IDT • R) 2008
Expressive One-Word Picture Vocabulary Test-Fourth Edition (EOWPVT-4): English
Expressive One-Word Picture Vocabulary Test-Spanish-Bilingual Edition (EOWPVT-SBE)
FirstSTEp: Screening Test for Evaluating Preschoolers: English
PrimerPASO Screening Test for Evaluating Preschoolers: Spanish
Get Ready to Read! Screening Tool (GRTR): English
Get Ready to Read! Screening Tool (GRTR): Spanish
Merrill-Palmer-Revised Scales of Development (M-P-R): English
Merrill-Palmer-Revised Scales of Development (M-P-R): Spanish
Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test-Fourth Edition (PPVT-4): English
Test de Vocabulario en Im�genes Peabody (TVIP)
preLAS 2000: Englis
preLAS 2000: Espanol
Preschool Language Scale-Fifth Edition (PLS-5): English
Preschool Language Scale-Fourth Edition (PLS-4): Spanish
Receptive One-Word Picture Vocabulary Test-Fourth Edition (ROWPVT-4): English
Receptive One-Word Picture Vocabulary Test-Spanish-Bilingual Edition (ROWPVT-SBE)
Woodcock-Mu�oz Language Survey-Revised, Normative Update (WMLS-RNU): English
Woodcock-Mu�oz Language Survey-Revised, Normative Update (WMLS-RNU): Spanish
Young Children's Achievement Test (YCAT): English
Prueba de Habilidades Acad�micas Initiates (PHAI)
References
Glossary
Index

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