(BELT-3) Bankson Expressive Language Test–Third Edition New


(BELT-3) Bankson Expressive Language Test–Third Edition New

Benefits Assesses young children’s expressive language skills
Ages 3 years to 6 years, 11 months
Admin time 30 minutes
Format Individual
Scores Raw scores, percentile ranks, and standard scores for subtests; Expressive Language Index for the composite index
Norms Based on a sample of 684 children from 29 states and 199 different zip codes
Publish Date 2018
Qualifications Level C required.
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The BELT-3 has two subtests that cover a variety of linguistic areas: Lexical Semantics (e.g.,nouns, verbs, categories, functions, prepositions) and Morphology and Syntax (e.g., verb usage/tense, auxiliaries, modals, copulas, comparatives/superlatives, negation, questions). The BELT-3 can be used to identify young children who have expressive language impairments, to plan interventions, and to represent expressive language ability in research studies.

New Features

  • An all-new standardization sample (2014 to 2016) was collected
  • The picture book illustrations have been enhanced and colorized to make them more appealing to young children
  • Administration time has been reduced by the addition of ceiling rules in many of the test sections
  • The Lexical Semantics subtest has been expanded to include the naming of adjectives and synonyms, as well as more difficult items, to span a wider developmental range
  • The Morphology and Syntax subtest has been expanded to include phrase expansions, simple declarative sentence forms, and compound and complex sentences to capture a wider range of grammatical structures
  • All-new item analysis and item bias studies provide evidence of content-description validity
  • Enhanced reliability and validity studies were prepared, including diagnostic accuracy analyses, which are considered the most rigorous techniques for establishing a test’s validity.