Always Learning
 
 
 
Cart

Clinical Evaluation of Language Fundamentals® - Fifth Edition
(CELF®-5)

 

Overview: The new CELF-5 is a flexible comprehensive assessment reflecting today’s diverse population

Age Range: 5:0 –21:11

Administration: Verbal response to picture stimuli

Completion Time: 30–45 minutes for the Core Language Score. Total assessment: variable

Scores/Interpretation: Core Language Score, Receptive Language, Expressive Language, Language Structure and Language Content standard scores, percentile ranks, growth scale values, and age equivalents.

Scoring Options: Q-global™ Web-based Administration, Scoring, and Reporting; and manual scoring

Publication Date: Fall, 2013

 
 
 

Product Details

 

The new CELF-5 is a comprehensive battery of tests that provides you with a streamlined, flexible approach to language assessment. It now offers a more robust assessment of pragmatics using observations and interactive activities. Also included are new written language tests, updated norms, and a scoring/reporting platform delivered on Q-global. Available in both traditional and digital editions, CELF-5 provides highly accurate diagnostic information with current normative data, reflecting today’s diverse population.

Features and Benefits

Battery of 16 stand-alone tests

  • Ten to eleven of the 16 tests are administered, depending on the student's age
  • New normative data based on the March 2010 U.S. Census Update
  • Modifications that reflect the results of multiple research phases and clinician feedback

New features to assess social language skills

  • Report standard scores, percentile ranks, and growth scale values for the Pragmatics Profile
  • Select one of six interactive tasks to rate behaviors observed during authentic communication activities using the Pragmatics Activities Checklist

Targeted assessment of written language

  • Assess Reading Comprehension and Structured Writing
  • Compare skills to oral language performance

New Digital Kit option

  • All manuals (Examiner’s Manual, Technical Manual, and two Stimulus Books) are delivered on a flash drive
  • Includes a full set of paper Record Forms, Reading and Writing Supplements, and Observational Rating Scales

Improved usability

  • Option of traditional or digital delivery on a desktop or laptop
  • All verbal stimuli and item analyses appear in the Record Form

Scoring

In addition to manual scoring, CELF-5 will be available on Q-global™, Pearson’s web-based scoring and reporting platform.

Q-global offers:

  • 24/7 secure, web-based access
  • Portability: Q-global can be used on mobile devices such as a laptop or tablet
  • On-demand, reliable scoring and comprehensive reporting solutions
  • Pricing on a per-report basis

CELF-5 Score Reports

  • Automatically converts total raw scores to test scaled scores, percentile ranks, age equivalents, and growth scale values
  • Automatically converts sums of scaled scores to composites scores, including the Core Language and numerous index scores
  • Provides an item analysis of performance on individual tests
  • Generates graphical and narrative reports

Reports

CELF-5 Q-global™ Sample Report

Resources

Related Information

View CELF-5 Flyer

Inside Scoop Blog

Training

 

FAQs

Questions

Frequently asked questions follow. Click on a question to see the response.

CELF®-5

  • What is the same?

    Age range: 5:0 through 21:11 (exceptions: Reading Comprehension and Writing. Those are for ages 9:0 through 21:11.

    Index Scores Core Language, Content, Structure, Language Memory, Receptive Language, Expressive Language (there is no Written Language Index)

    Test Items on some tests

  • What has changed?

    Battery of tests: The CELF-5 is a battery of 16 tests (each age group takes 10 tests) Test Changes: Revisions: All of the tests have some revisions to the wording or artwork based on clinician feedback and research data

    Major revisions to the CELF-4 subtests include:

    • Splitting the Concepts and Following Directions subtests into two different tests
    • Word Classes: there is no longer an expressive portion of the test
    • Pragmatics Profile now reports scaled scores
    • Expressive Vocabulary, Word Associations, Rapid Automatic Naming, Number Repetition and Familiar Sequences have been deleted from the editions publishing in 2013. These subtests (with the exception of Expressive Vocabulary) may be available on the online platform (Q-interactive) scheduled to be published in 2014.
    • New tests: Reading Comprehension and Writing
    • New Checklist: Pragmatic Activities Checklist (completed based on activity-based interaction with the student; is a deep dive into nonverbal and verbal behaviors that the student exhibits so that you can better plan intervention.
    • Basals, ceilings, raw score/scaled scores based on current research data

    Normative data

    • Based on current U.S. Census figures
    • Large minority population

Sentence Comprehension

  • Is this a new subtest? Is it something other than auditory comprehension at the sentence level rather than the paragraph level?

    It is not. The Sentence Structure test was re-named to better describe the construct being tested. It is auditory comprehension at the sentence level.

Following Directions

  • One reason I stopped using the CELF is that the Concepts and Following Directions subtest was so heavily dependent on a child having adequate attention and memory, it often pulled a score down far below what made sense for a child. Children who have adequate concept knowledge and language skills but poor attention are penalized by this subtest. How does the new FD subtest compare to the old CFD subtest?

    The CELF-5 splits Concepts and Following Directions into two different subtests. One focuses on comprehension of concepts; the other is a set of items that requires a child to point to pictures, following directions that are increasingly complex (1, 2, and 3 step commands.) Examples: “Before pointing to the last square, point to the first circle.”

    A student with a language disorder may have appropriate concept knowledge for his or her age, but experience difficulty in the classroom when he or she cannot integrate concept knowledge into increasingly long and complex directions typically given by teachers in the classroom. The difficulty may lie in understanding long complex directions and/or attention and memory deficits. You will need to work with the psychologist on your team to better understand the role of memory and attention that contribute to the child’s deficits in comprehending complex directions.

Formulated Sentences

  • While I understand with the rationale behind this subtest for measuring syntax skills, I have found that children who have poor attention (and therefore memory) score more poorly on this subtest than is indicated by their conversational syntax.

    The CELF-5 splits Concepts and Following Directions into two different subtests. One focuses on comprehension of concepts; the other is a set of items that requires a child to point to pictures, following directions that are increasingly complex (1, 2, and 3 step commands.) Examples: “Before pointing to the last square, point to the first circle.”

    There are two ways to look at a child’s morphosyntax abilities: Formulated Sentences and Recalling Sentences. Formulated Sentences gives you information about a child’s ability to construct a sentence without auditory cues; Recalling Sentences gives you information about a child’s ability to use his or her knowledge of linguistic rules--to repeat a long sentence, a child has to have mastery of the underlying grammatical structures rather than depend on memory alone. Having both tests enables you to do some differential diagnosis—is a child capable of producing a morphosyntactically complex sentence on his own, but not in a sentence repetition task (then it may be an attention or memory problem) or is the child unable to do either task well? If the latter is the case, memory and attention may not be the issues causing the problem.

    • Understanding Spoken Paragraphs
    • Word Definitions
    • Sentence Assembly
    • Semantic Relationships

Written Language (Reading Comprehension and Writing)

  • Is the age range for Reading and Writing the same as the other CELF-5 tests?

    9:0 through 21:11

  • Are the Reading and Writing subtests required to obtain composite scores for certain ages?

    They are not.

Core Language Scores

  • If a Core Language score of 64 is obtained when administering the CELF-4, should the CELF-4 then be administered in entirety to optimally identify strengths and weaknesses and if also being used to classify a student? Is the Core Language Standard Score ever sufficient in and of itself?

    The Core Language Score is the most reliable and sensitive indicator of the presence of a language disorder. When the Core Language Score is low, it seems prudent to administer all the standardized subtests of CELF-4 to identify potential patterns of strengths and weaknesses.

Pricing

  • How much increase in price do you expect over the $599 pre September price after September 2013?

    Expect approximately a 10-12% increase

Pricing & Ordering

Order Complete Kit

Order Components

 
Q-globalTM Web-based Scoring and Reporting
toggle
 
  • Kits

    Price

    Qty

     
  • CELF-5 Digital Kit with 30 Reports
    0158036794
    $679.00
     
    CELF-5 Digital Kit: flash drive with Examiner's Manual, Technical Manual, Stimulus Books (2), and print materials: Record Form 1 (15), Record Form 2 (15), Reading and Writing Supplement 1 (10), Reading and Writing Supplement 2 (10), ORS forms (50), luggage tag, 30 Q-global score reports
  • CELF-5 Kit without Case and 30 Q-global score reports
    0158036786
    $679.00
     
    Includes CELF-5 kit: Examiner's Manual, Technical Manual, Stimulus Books (2), Record Form 1 (15), Record Form 2 (15), Reading and Writing Supplement 1 (10), Reading and Writing Supplement 2 (10), ORS forms (50), luggage tag, 30 Q-global score reports
  • CELF-5 Kit with Case and 30 Q-global score reports
    0158036778
    $729.00
     
    Includes CELF-5 kit: Examiner's Manual, Technical Manual, Stimulus Books (2), Record Form 1 (15), Record Form 2 (15), Reading and Writing Supplement 1 (10), Reading and Writing Supplement 2(10), ORS forms (50), luggage tag, 30 Q-global score reports
  • CELF-5 Kit without Case, 30 Score Reports, & Screening Test
    0158037359
    $859.00
     
    Includes CELF-5 Complete Kit with Case [Examiner's Manual, Technical Manual, Stimulus Books (2), Record Form 1 (15), Record Form 2 (15), Reading and Writing Supplement 1 (10), Reading and Writing Supplement 2 (10), ORS Forms (50), CELF-5 luggage tag] and 30 CELF-5 Q-global score reports, and CELF-5 Screening Test Complete Kit [Includes CELF-5 Screening Test Manual (with stimulus pages, administration and scoring information, and technical information) and CELF-5 Screening Test Record Forms (25)]
  • CELF-5 Kit with Case, 30 Score Reports, & Screening Test
    0158037340
    $905.00
     
    Includes CELF-5 Complete Kit with Case [Examiner's Manual, Technical Manual, Stimulus Books (2), Record Form 1 (15), Record Form 2 (15), Reading and Writing Supplement 1 (10), Reading and Writing Supplement 2 (10), ORS Forms (50), CELF-5 luggage tag and soft case], 30 CELF-5 Q-global score reports, and CELF-5 Screening Test Complete Kit [Includes CELF-5 Screening Test Manual (with stimulus pages, administration and scoring information, and technical information) and CELF-5 Screening Test Record Forms (25)]
  • Manuals

    Price

    Qty

     
  • CELF-5 Examiner's Manual
    0158036344
    $99.00
     
  • CELF-5 Technical Manual
    0158036352
    $75.00
     
  • CELF-5 Stimulus Book 1 (print)
    0158036476
    $175.00
     
  • CELF-5 Stimulus Book 2 (print)
    0158036484
    $175.00
     
  • CELF-5 Stimulus Books 1-2 (print): Set of 2
    0158036492
    $295.00
     
  • CELF-5 Flash drive (with all manuals above)
    0158036506
    $425.00
     
  • Reports (Usages)

    Price

    Qty

     
  • CELF-5 Record Forms (ages 5-8) with CELF-5 Q-global Score Report Usages
    0158036808
    $100.00
     
    25 Forms and Usages
  • CELF-5 Record Forms (ages 9-21) with CELF-5 Q-global Score Report Usages
    0158036816
    $100.00
     
    25 Forms and Usages
  • CELF-5 Reading and Writing Supplement (ages 8-10) and CELF-5 Q-global Score Report Usages
    0158036824
    $50.00
     
    25 Reading /Writing Supplements and Usages
  • CELF-5 Reading and Writing Supplement (ages 11-21) and CELF-5 Q-global Score Report Usages
    0158036832
    $50.00
     
    25 Reading /Writing Supplements and Usages
  • CELF-5 Q-global Score Reports
    0150014090
    $1.00
     
    price per report
    QuantityPrice Each
    1 - 50 $1.00
    51 - 100 $.95
    101 - 250 $.90
    251 - 500 $.85
    501 - 1250 $.80
    1251+ $.60
 
 
Manual Scoring
toggle
 
  • Kits

    Price

    Qty

     
  • CELF-5 Complete Kit with case
    0158036301
    $699.00
     
    Includes Examiner's Manual, Technical Manual, Stimulus Books (2), Record Form 1 (15), Record Form 2 (15), Reading and Writing Supplement 1 (10), Reading and Writing Supplement 2 (10), ORS Forms (50), CELF-5 luggage tag and softcase.
  • CELF-5 Complete Kit without case
    015803631X
    $649.00
     
    Includes Examiner's Manual, Technical Manual, Stimulus Books (2), Record Form 1 (15), Record Form 2 (15), Reading and Writing Supplement 1 (10), Reading and Writing Supplement 2 (10), ORS Forms (50), CELF-5 luggage tag
  • CELF-5 Complete Digital Kit
    0158036360
    $649.00
     
    Includes Examiner's Manual, Technical Manual, and Stimulus Books content on flash drive, Record Form 1 (15), Record Form 2 (15), Reading and Writing Supplement 1 (10), Reading and Writing Supplement 2 (10), ORS Forms (50)
  • CELF-5 Kit with Case and CELF-5 Screening Test Kit
    0158036859
    $876.00
     
    Includes CELF-5 Complete Kit with Case [Examiner's Manual, Technical Manual, Stimulus Books (2), Record Form 1 (15), Record Form 2 (15), Reading and Writing Supplement 1 (10), Reading and Writing Supplement 2 (10), ORS Forms (50), CELF-5 luggage tag and soft case] and CELF-5 Screening Test Complete Kit [Includes CELF-5 Screening Test Manual (with stimulus pages, administration and scoring information, and technical information) and CELF-5 Screening Test Record Forms (25)]
  • CELF-5 Kit without Case and CELF-5 Screening Test Kit
    0158036867
    $832.00
     
    Includes CELF-5 Complete Kit [Examiner's Manual, Technical Manual, Stimulus Books (2), Record Form 1 (15), Record Form 2 (15), Reading and Writing Supplement 1 (10), Reading and Writing Supplement 2 (10), ORS Forms (50), CELF-5 luggage tag] and CELF-5 Screening Test Complete Kit [Includes CELF-5 Screening Test Manual (with stimulus pages, administration and scoring information, and technical information) and CELF-5 Screening Test Record Forms (25)]
  • Manuals

    Price

    Qty

     
  • CELF-5 Examiner's Manual
    0158036344
    $99.00
     
  • CELF-5 Technical Manual
    0158036352
    $75.00
     
  • CELF-5 Stimulus Book 1 (print)
    0158036476
    $175.00
     
  • CELF-5 Stimulus Book 2 (print)
    0158036484
    $175.00
     
  • CELF-5 Stimulus Books 1-2 (print): Set of 2
    0158036492
    $295.00
     
  • CELF-5 Flash drive (with all manuals above)
    0158036506
    $425.00
     
  • Administration Materials

    Price

    Qty

     
  • CELF-5 Record Forms - Ages 5-8
    0158036328
    $75.00
     
    Pkg 25
  • CELF-5 Record Forms - Ages 9-21
    0158036336
    $75.00
     
    Pkg 25
  • CELF-5 Reading and Writing Supplement - Ages 8-10
    0158036433
    $25.00
     
    Pkg 25
  • CELF-5 Reading and Writing Supplement - Ages 11-21
    015803645X
    $25.00
     
    Pkg 25
  • CELF-5 Observational Rating Scales
    0158036468
    $50.00
     
    Pad 50
  • CELF-5 Reading and Writing Supplement (ages 8-10) and CELF-5 Q-global Score Report Usages
    0158036824
    $50.00
     
    25 Reading /Writing Supplements and Usages
 
 
Software-based Scoring and Reporting
toggle
 
  • Kits

    Price

    Qty

     
  • CELF-5 Digital Kit, 30 Score Reports, & Screening Test
    0158008200
    $849.00
     
    Includes Examiner's Manual, Technical Manual, and Stimulus Book content on a flash drive, Record Form 1(15), Record Form 2 (15), Reading and Writing Supplement 1 (10), Reading and Writing Supplement 2 (10), ORS Forms (50), 30 CELF-5 Q-global score reports and CELF-5 Screening Test Complete Kit [Includes CELF-5 Screening Test Manual (with stimulus pages, administration and scoring information, and technical information) and CELF-5 Screening Test Record Forms (25)]
 
 
 
Print This Page
Email

You May Also Like

Quick View
 
 

Quick View
 
 

Talk to a Pearson
Product Consultant

Our customer support reps can consult with you on tests and order questions.

P: 800.627.7271
F: 800.232.1223
E: ClinicalCustomerSupport@Pearson.com

Order Help

Get instructions and help on ordering online or from our product catalog

Ordering FAQs

P: 800.627.7271
F: 800.232.1223
E: ClinicalCustomerSupport@Pearson.com