The LC is a measure of receptive language. Using a convenient easel, the examiner reads a verbal stimulus aloud. The examinee responds by indicating a picture on the examinee's side of the Easel. Correct responses are indicated on the examiner's side of the Easel and on the Record Form.
The OE is a measure of expressive language. The examinee answers a question, completes a sentence, or generates one or more sentences in response to a visual/verbal stimulus. Common correct and incorrect responses are included on the Record Form.
Administration is easy. Neither scale requires the examinee to read. Descriptive Analysis Worksheet Masters that allow you to categorize responses by item type (lexical, syntactic, pragmatic, and supralinguistic) are provided in each package of Record Forms.
Scoring is fast and reliable. The LC Easel and the Record Form contain correct responses for each item for on-the-spot scoring. For the OE, the examiner may do a preliminary tally and then consult the item-by-item scoring rules to determine scores of particular items.
Age-based norms can be used in learning disabilities assessments to meet requirements of P.L. 94-102 (IDEA, P.L. 101-476) for the areas of listening comprehension and oral expression. Raw scores can be converted to standard scores, percentile ranks, normal curve equivalents, stanines, and age equivalents.
The Manual reports correlations of OWLS scales with other measures of receptive and expressive language, as well as with tests of cognitive ability and academic achievement. Also, the score profiles of seven clinical groups are compared with matched control samples.
LC/OE Computer ASSIST™
The LC/OE Computer ASSIST is available on one CD-ROM for Windows® and Macintosh®. The program provides many report options, including a score profile, suggested exercises by grade range, a narrative report, and item responses.
Windows® 3.1 or higher; CD-ROM drive; 4MB hard drive space; 6MB available RAM; 386 processor or higher
Macintosh® System 7.0 or higher; CD-ROM drive; 8MB hard drive space; 16MB available RAM; 68030 CPU or higher