Although assessment tests are not required for use with any of the Fast ForWord® family of products, students scoring below the norm on one or more of the following tests are usually considered appropriate for the cognitive training exercises that Fast ForWord research based interventions deliver:

Clinical Evaluation of Language Fundamentals (CELF-3

(Available through Psychological Corp.)
Ages: 6 to 21-11

The CELF-3 measures a wide range of receptive and expressive language skills, including the child's ability to understand spoken words and sentences, follow directions, recall and formulate sentences, and understand relationships between words and categories. Performance on this test indicates a child's abilities in everyday listening and speaking.

The Test of Language Development, Primary (TOLD-P:3)

(Available through ProEd: 1-800-897-3202)
Ages: 4-0 to 7-11

The TOLD-P:3 measures a child's ability to understand word meanings and the relationships between words, to give simple definitions, and to understand sentences, imitate spoken sentences, and complete sentences. Overall performance is indicated by a composite score, called the Spoken Language Quotient, which reflects a child's listening, organizing, speaking, vocabulary, and grammar skills.

The Test of Language Development, Intermediate (TOLD-I:3

(Available through ProEd: 1-800-897-3202)
Ages: 8-0 to 11-11

The TOLD-I:3 measures a child's ability to combine sentences, understand word meanings, create appropriate sentence structures, make generalizations, and identify incorrect grammar. Overall performance is indicated by the Spoken Language Quotient, which reflects a composite of the child's listening, speaking, vocabulary, and grammar skills.

Test of Auditory Comprehension and Language (TACL)

(Available through ProEd: 1-800-897-3202)
Ages: 3-0 to 9-11

The TACL measures a child's auditory comprehension skills, including word classes and relations, grammatical morphemes, and elaborated sentences.

Oral and Written Language Scales (OWLS)

(Available through American Guidance Services)
Ages 3-0 to 21-11

The OWLS test measures receptive and expressive language skills for children and young adults. The Listening Comprehension Scale provides a measure of receptive language in which the student responds by pointing to or calling out the number of a picture. The Oral Expression Scale measures expressive language in which the student either answers a question, completes a sentence, or generates one or more sentences.

The Goldman Fristoe Woodcock Test of Auditory Discrimination(GFW)

(Available through American Guidance Services)
Ages: 3-8 to 70+

The GFW measures a child's ability to distinguish words that sound alike (such as rake and lake or cat and cap) in both quiet and noisy situations.

Preschool Language Scale-3 (PLS-3)

(Available through Psychological Corp.)
Ages: 2 wks. to 6 yrs.-11 months

The PLS-3 assesses receptive and expressive language skills, attention abilities, social communication, and vocal development in infants and young children. Performance on this test indicates a child's auditory comprehension (attention, semantics, structure, and integrative thinking) and expressive communication (vocal development, social communication, semantics, structure, and integrative thinking).

Token Test for Children

(Available through ProEd: 1-800-897-3202)
Ages: 3-0 to 12-5

The Token Test for children measures a child's ability to follow spoken directions. The directions range from simple commands ("Touch the red circle") to more complex procedures involving multiple steps ("Put the white square behind the yellow circle"). Performance on this test indicates a child's ability to comprehend, remember, and execute directions.