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Assesses listening comprehension in children and young adults.

Oral Passage Understanding Scale (OPUS™)
Elizabeth Carrow-Woolfolk, PhD, and Amber M. Klein, PhD
Purpose:Assesses listening comprehension
Age range:5 to 21 years
Admin time:10-20 minutes
Qualification level:B
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Now available! The OPUS is a new measure of auditory comprehension that evaluates a person's ability to listen to passages read aloud and recall information about them. It also measures memory skills, which are integral to listening comprehension.

Features and benefits

Test structure

  • Assesses comprehension of spoken language in the natural context.
  • Evaluates the ability to integrate and apply knowledge in three structural categories of language:
    • Lexical/symantic: Knowledge and use of words and word combinations.
    • Syntactic: Knowledge and use of grammar.
    • Supralinguistic: Knowledge and use of language in which meaning is not directly available from the surface lexical and syntactic information.
  • Consists of 17 passages divided into six Item Sets. Each Item Set has five passages and up to 44 items.
  • Passages are taken from published works and created to reflect the type of material one is likely to encounter in everyday life.
  • Features Item Analysis Worksheets to identify strengths and areas for improvement.

Technical information

  • Standardized on a sample of 1,517 individuals ages 5-21 years.
  • Has a strong internal consistency and test-retest rater reliability.
  • Conormed with the CASL-2.

Item numberProduct descriptionList priceAdd to Cart
WW-11131-KTOPUS Kit
includes OPUS Manual, 10 Forms, Easel, and access to free OPUS online scoring
WW-11134-KTCASL-2/OPUS Combination Kit
includes CASL-2 Kit, OPUS Kit, and access to free CASL-2 and OPUS online scoring
Manuals, Books, and Equipment
Item numberProduct descriptionList priceAdd to Cart
WW-11132-TMOPUS Manual$75.00
Forms and Booklets
Item numberProduct descriptionList priceAdd to Cart
WW-11133-RFOPUS Forms
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