Author(s) : Dr. Elizabeth Carrow-Woolfolk
Publisher : WPS, 2011
SKU : 502LX
The Oral and Written Language Scales 2nd ed. (OWLS-II) can be used to provide a complete and integrated picture of oral and written language skills across a wide age range.
The OWLS-II evaluates four language processes on four separate scales: Listening Comprehension, Oral Expression, Reading Comprehension, and Written Expression.
The OWLS-II assesses written language on two scales, Reading Comprehension (RC) and Written Expression (WE), both for ages 5 to 21.
The RC Scale measures the receptive aspects of written language. Because it is based on the same theory and structure as the other OWLS-II scales, it is uniquely effective in identifying language factors that may be impairing or facilitating reading comprehension. Items typically require the student to read a prompt and choose one of four response options. Correct responses are conveniently listed on the Record Form and the examiner's side of the easel.
The WE Scale measures the expressive aspects of written language. This scale uses age-based item sets, rather than basals and ceilings, to ensure that only developmentally appropriate items are administered. The examiner presents oral, written, and pictorial prompts, and examinees write their answers in a Response Booklet.
The OWL-II RC/WE Manual supplies detailed instructions and examples, as well as guidelines for a qualitative rating of select items.