ELO-L: A Norm-Referenced Language Screening Test for 3 to 8 Year-Old Lebanese Children

  • Racha Zebib UMR 1253, iBrain, Université de Tours, Inserm, Tours, France.
  • Guillemette Henry Institut Supérieur d’Orthophonie, Saint Joseph University of Beirut, Lebanon
  • Camille Messarra Institut Supérieur d’Orthophonie, Saint Joseph University of Beirut, Lebanon
  • Edith Kouba Hreich Institut Supérieur d’Orthophonie, Saint Joseph University of Beirut, Lebanon
  • Abdelhamid Khomsi

Abstract

The ELO-L is the first norm-referenced language-screening test in Lebanon. It is an adaptation of the ELO, a French language-screening test. The ELO-L was normed on 1,718 children aged between three and eight years and divided into eight age groups with a minimum of 100 participants in each group. It is composed of five subtests targeting receptive vocabulary, expressive vocabulary, sentence comprehension, sentence production and expressive phonology. We explain how the test was adapted for Lebanese, and present the subtests, the scoring method and the normative sample. We furthermore give the first validation results, reporting on developmental sensitivity, reliability, concurrent validity and diagnostic accuracy.
Published
Jul 15, 2019
How to Cite
ZEBIB, Racha et al. ELO-L: A Norm-Referenced Language Screening Test for 3 to 8 Year-Old Lebanese Children. Arab Journal of Applied Linguistics, [S.l.], v. 4, n. 2, p. 24-53, july 2019. ISSN 2490-4198. Available at: <http://arjals.com/index.php/Arab_Journal_Applied_Linguistics/article/view/146>. Date accessed: 23 sep. 2021.

Keywords

Lebanese Arabic; Language Assessment; Psychometric Testing