by Richard Wagner, PhD, Joseph K. Torgesen, MD, and Carol Rashotte, PhD
Purpose: Assess phonological awareness, phonological memory, and rapid naming
Age: 5-6 years (first version) and ages 7-24 years (second version)
Time: 30 minutes
The CTOPP test battery spans a wide range of ages and abilities. The first version, developed for individuals ages 5-6, contains seven core subtests and one supplemental test. The second version, for individuals ages 7-24, contains six core subtests and eight supplemental tests. Both versions allow you to carefully assess specific phonological strengths and weaknesses. Both versions are individually administered; it takes about 30 minutes to administer the core subtests. Percentiles, standard scores, and age and grade equivalents are provided.
The Phonological Awareness Quotient (PAQ) measures an individual's awareness and access to the phonological structure of oral language.
The Phonological Memory Quotient (PMQ) measures the examinee's ability to code information phonologically for temporary storage in working or short-term memory.
The Rapid Naming Quotient (RNQ) measures the examinee's efficient retrieval of phonological information from long-term or permanent memory, as well as the examinee's ability to execute a sequence of operations quickly and repeatedly.
The CTOPP was normed on more than 1,600 individuals ranging in age from 5 to 24 years and residing in 30 states. Internal consistency or alternate forms reliability coefficients exceed .80. The test-retest coefficients range from .70 to .92.
Requirements: CD player for audible tasks
PLEASE NOTE IF YOUR REQUIRE THE CTOPP KIT PLEASE SEE CTOPP 2 WHICH IS NEW FROM FEBRUARY 2013