- Ages: 5;0-11;11
- Testing Time: 30 to 40 minutes
- Norm-referenced: age equivalents, percentile ranks, scaled scores; and Expressive Language Index (composite score)
- Complete ELT-2: NU kit includes: Examiner’s Manual, Stimuli Book, Picture Sequence Cards, and 25 Examiner Record Booklets, all in a sturdy storage box. (©2018)
- Qualification Level: A
The ELT-2: NU measures spoken language expression and flexibility. This assessment is unique in that the language skills tested are those commonly identified by researchers, teachers, and clinicians as the most predictive of classroom learning difficulty.
The test has four subtests which can help identify those children with true expressive language disorders and reduce the chance of over-identification:
- Sequencing tasks measure narrative ability. A low score is an important predictor of academic strength.
- Metalinguistics tasks tap students’ awareness of, and ability to express, the meanings of words and to use those words in context. Students with expressive language disorders may not have the vocabulary, or know how to focus more discretely on the set of features that belong to a word, to do well on these tasks.
- Morphology/Syntax measures the ability to repair a grammatical or syntactical error and rearrange words into a sentence. Deficits in these areas affect a student’s ability to communicate meaningfully.
- Defining Categories measures the ability to give verbal definitions and is well recognized as a strong correlate of academic success and literacy attainment.