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
- 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.
- 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.