Now available on ChecKIT!
Recently revised! The Language Acculturation Meter form now includes a scoring sheet, and the revised white paper features normative data. Click here or the Resources tab above to view or download.
The form is also available in Spanish. Click here or the Resources tab above to view or download.
Assessing individuals who are culturally and linguistically diverse can be complicated. Using an instrument in their native language isn’t always the right answer because bilingual and English language learners have different levels of English language knowledge and fluency. The new Language Acculturation Meter (LAM) provides a framework for testing to help you choose appropriate assessment instruments and interpret test results.
The LAM and white paper are available at NO COST!
The Language Acculturation Meter is designed to be completed in interview format, allowing examiners a way to gather relevant information and open conversation. It includes a section for demographic information and three parts:
Although the Language Acculturation Meter is designed for individuals transitioning from Spanish to English, it may be adapted for other native language speakers who are transitioning to English-language proficiency.