When is this test going to be revised? It's outdated and I tend to administer the CELF instead. Please revise!
This is a good comprehensive assessment but it needs to revised. For instance, there is a question about a pay phone. Hoping this happens soon as our District is not purchasing one for each school until a revision occurs.
Excellent and truly comprehensive language assessemnt
Outstanding tool for digging deeper into possible language processing issues. We routinely see children whose Verbal IQ scores are fine but when all the subtests on the CASL are conducted have circumscribed language processing deficits that require support and can explain their struggles and/or behavior issues. On the Pay Phone issue, high scoring children at our practice get it right typically - lower scoring children tend to miss it. That means it actually discriminates well. I do agree that the binding could be better (and stronger).
Great comprehensive test for language-delayed kiddos
Love this test for all the information it gives on the areas of language.... however, it REALLY needs to be updated!!!!! Especially Question #35 Pragmatic Judgment!
We use the CASL all the time in the schools; however there is a question that most of the kids get wrong because they don't necessarily have knowledge of it. It is question #35 on pragmatic judgment. The question is about the process of using a pay phone....most kids have NO idea what a pay phone is, much less a land line. I think this question needs to be thrown out...I was wondering if there will be revisions to the test soon?
Great Test Overall!
Does not over identify. A great way to pinpoint which skill area should be targeted: semantic, syntactic, supra-linguistic, or pragmatic. I wish the test provided more of a look into narrative skills, especially for older students. It would be wonderful if paragraph comprehension tasks were expanded to older students and included a measure of story retelling. The paper and binding needs to be a bit sturdier however.