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Course: #5062

Interpreting PLS-5 Test Results

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1 Hour  

This course will discuss interpretation of the scores on PLS-5, including the new growth scale values. Changes in content and item developmental placements from PLS-4 to PLS-5 as well as and PLS-4/PLS-5 retests will be discussed.

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Course Learning Outcomes

  • After this course, participants will be able to describe how growth scale values can be used to track a child’s progress.
  • After this course, participants will be able to list two reasons why a child’s score may be lower or higher on PLS-5 than PLS-4.
  • After this course, participants will be able to explain differences in developmental skill levels for select items on PLS-4 versus PLS-5.

Time-ordered Agenda

0-5 Minutes Introduction and overview
5-25 Minutes Interpretation of scores
25-40 Minutes Score differences in PLS-4/PLS-5 retests
40-55 Minutes Age level changes for selected developmental skills
55-60 Minutes Question & Answer Period

Course Presenter

nancy castilleja

Nancy Castilleja, M.A., CCC-SLP

Nancy Castilleja is Senior Product Manager for Speech and Language products at Pearson Assessment. Prior to this role, Nancy developed many assessments with The Psychological Corporation and Harcourt Assessment, including PLS English and Spanish editions, Boehm-3, and CELF-4 Spanish. Nancy has 8 years of clinical experience working with infants, school-age children, adolescents, and adults in school and community settings. She has presented at many state and national conferences on early childhood assessment and bilingual assessment issues. Nancy is an employee if Pearson Assessment who publishes the PLS-5.


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