Various assessment tools exist that teachers can employ in the classroom for students who have developmental issues in both language and communication, such as (CASL).
The Comprehensive Assessment of Spoken Language (CASL) assists teachers in assessing four major learning areas of students with language difficulties, which are listening, speaking, reading and writing. This language assessment test focuses on both expressive as well as receptive language options for the students as it enables teachers to identify the problematic areas of their students and concentrate on upgrading them. this test is very simple and a teacher can carry it out within a normal classroom setting, targeting the four main areas of listening, speaking, reading, and writing, and as such covering the four main categories of languages which are pragmatics, syntactic, semantics, and surpralinguistics. Each of the four categories assesses different language development areas. These include the knowledge and use of words and grammar, complex language comprehension, and the appropriate language awareness (Carrow-Woolfolk, n.d.).
The teacher focuses on various subtopics on each of these categories while conducting the assessment in order to determine the proficiency of the student, as well as empowering them to overcome their areas of difficulty. Common subtopics used in such assessment procedures include comprehending basic synonyms, idiomatic languages, pragmatic judgment, grammatical judgment, ambiguous sentences among others. This test provides a particular sense of specificity that enables teachers determine appropriately the individual strategies of each of their students.
A grade appropriate word wall is a good strategy that teachers in a middle school can employ in order to enable their students overcomes their difficulties in language and communication. A word wall assists students make choices of ...Show more