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

Authors: Sandra Barrueco Ph.D., Michael Lopez Ph.D., Christine Ong Ph.D., Patricia Lozano

Format: Paperback, 296 pages, 7.0 x 10.0
ISBN: 9781598572193
Price: $42.95

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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.


Reviews

Review by: Carol Hammer, Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders, Temple University

"A must-have . . . Everything one wants to know about the assessment of dual language learners is pulled together in one invaluable volume."

Review by: Alison Bailey, Professor, Department of Education, UCLA

"A compendium of vetted Spanish and English assessments for use with young children that can be utilized to take the guesswork out of assessment choices by early childhood care and education professionals."

Review by: Brian Goldstein, Temple University

"Well-researched, well-resourced, and easy to use . . . an indispensible resource for any practitioner who has ever asked, 'what test should I use?'"


Table of Contents

About the Authors
Preface
Acknowledgments

Bilingual Assessment During Early Childhood

  1. Assessing Young Children within and Across Two Languages
  2. Selecting Appropriate Dual Language Approaches and Measures
  3. Techniques for Administering Assessments to Dual Language Preschoolers
  4. Guide to the Measure Reviews and State of the Field

Appendix A: Alphabetical List of All Measures Originally Considered
Appendix B: 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
BRIGANCE Preschool Screen–II: English
BRIGANCE 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 InventoryRevised (ESIR) 2008 Edition
Inventario para la Deteccin TempranaRevisado (IDTR) 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 TestFourth Edition (PPVT–4): English
Test de Vocabulario en Imágenes Peabody (TVIP)
preLAS® 2000: English
preLAS® 2000: Español
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-Muñoz Language Survey–Revised, Normative Update (WMLS–R NU): English
Woodcock-Muñoz Language Survey–Revised, Normative Update (WMLS–R NU): Spanish
Young Children's Achievement Test (YCAT): English
Prueba de Habilidades Académicas Iniciales (PHAI)

References
Glossary
Index

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