Assessment of Story Comprehension Administration and Scoring Forms

Authors: Trina D. Spencer Ph.D., BCBA-D, Howard Goldstein Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Format: Saddle-Stitched, 16 pages, 8.5 x 11.0
ISBN: 9781681252360
Price: $30.00

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ASC at-a-glance


Available in packs of ten, these are the forms needed to conduct the complete the Assessment of Story Comprehension (ASC™). The record forms contain six brief tests, each with a teacher script, story, and eight literal and inferential comprehension questions.

Listening comprehension during shared storybook reading is a foundational skill—and an indicator that children are ready for the language demands of kindergarten. With the Assessment of Story Comprehension (ASC), pre-K programs finally have a fast, easy way to

  • measure the story comprehension of children ages 3–5
  • identify children who may need language intervention
  • monitor the progress of children receiving intervention
  • determine when comprehension has meaningfully improved

A quick check that takes just 3 minutes to complete, the ASC is the sensitive, reliable tool that programs need to test the comprehension skills of all young learners and pick up even small improvements as the school year progresses. It's an essential tool for assessing and monitoring a wide range of young children, including those with language impairments and developmental disabilities, children at risk for early literacy difficulties, and young English language learners (ELLs). Used on its own or in tandem with Story Friends™ and PAth to Literacy, the ASC is the key to assessing and improving an essential building block of reading success and school readiness.

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All products in the Multitiered Interventions for Language & Literacy in Early Childhood (MILLIE) suite


Review by: Timothy Shanahan, Ph.D., Chair, National Early Literacy Panel, Distinguished Professor Emeritus, University of Illinois at Chicago
"Finally, a reliable standardized listening comprehension assessment for use in preschool and kindergarten. Now teachers can not only easily monitor early phonological and alphabet skills, but important language abilities, too. The ASC™ is an essential addition to the classroom prereading screening battery."
Review by: Anne Van Kleeck, Ph.D., Professor and Callier Research Scholar, The University of Texas at Dallas
"The ASC™ is a unique, state-of-the-art, engaging, solidly evidence-based, and psychometrically very well designed assessment tool for regularly monitoring preschoolers' progress in story comprehension—a foundational skill for later reading comprehension—to determine if they need supplemental language intervention."

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