Research & Scholarly Achievement
at Gallaudet University


EL2: Visual Communication and Sign Language Checklist: Online

ID: 3495
Status: Ongoing
Start date: October 2013

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Developed as a paper-pencil checklist and distributed by EL2, the VCSL is the first standardized assessment tool that documents language growth and identifies gaps or delays in typical language development in children between birth and five years of age. It assists teachers and early childhood education service providers in planning language development activities for individual children. In FY 2017, we developed an online version that automates the administration and scoring, provides links to video exemplars to help raters understand the language element being rated, creates PDF reports, and saves the data in a national database that we have begun to use for research and analysis. During FY 2018, we began to analyze that had been collected through the online database.

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