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CASL™: Performance Comparison Interpretation

Lexical/Semantic Tests

Basic Concepts & Synonyms

  • No recall or retrieval
  • No context
  • Receptive

Antonyms

  • Requires retrieval
  • No context
  • Expressive

Sentence Completion & Idiomatic Language

  • Requires retrieval
  • Includes context or cue
  • Expressive

Syntactic Tests

Paragraph Comprehension & Sentence Comprehension

  • No recall or retrieval
  • Includes context
  • Receptive

Syntax Construction

  • Retrieval, but structure not specific
  • Context provided
  • Expressive

Grammatical Morphemes

  • Retrieval, structure specific
  • No context
  • Expressive

Grammaticality Judgment

  • Judgment of specific structure
  • Retrieval, structure specific
  • Context provided
  • Expressive

Supralinguistic & Pragmatic Tests

Inference

  • Make an inference, given a context, using world knowledge

Meaning from Context

  • Make an inference, using provided information

Ambiguous Sentences

  • Understand multiple meanings of spoken message

Nonliteral Language

  • Understand intended meaning of spoken message

Pragmatic Judgment

  • Understand social situation & respond appropriately