Renfrew Bus Story - North American Edition (RBS-NA)

Author(s):Cheryl Glasgow and Judy Cowley
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Centerville School
Age Range:3.6-6.11
Administration Time:10 minutes
Computerized Scoring:No
Description:The RBS-NA is a screening test of early oral language skills using narrative retell. This adaptation of the original UK version by Catherin Renfrew (1969) was standardized on a sample of US children. Quantitative scores on retells include number of key words/concepts from original story (information), mean of 5 longest utterances (sentence length), number of complex utterances (complexity), and amount of prompting needed (independence). In addition, qualitative indicators are included.

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