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Interpreting PLS-5 Test Results

Course: #5062 Level: Intermediate 1 Hour 43 Reviews

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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Learning Outcomes

  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to describe how growth scale values can be used to track a child’s progress.
  • checkmarkAfter 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.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to explain differences in developmental skill levels for select items on PLS-4 versus PLS-5.


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


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