Clinical Evaluation of Language Fundamentals | Fifth Edition Metalinguistics

CELF-5 Metalinguistics
A revision of the Test of Language Competence-Expanded, the CELF-5 Metalinguistics assessment includes five tests of higher-level language skills embedded in upper-grade curricula and critical to classroom success. Guidance on using this test in your telepractice.
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CELF-5 Metalinguistics Q-global Technical Manual (Digital)
0150015100 Qualification Level B

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Test and composite standard scores, percentile ranks, age equivalents growth scale values
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Completion time:
Approximately 45 minutes for the Total Metalinguistics Score
Scoring options:
Q-global® (web-based) or manual scoring
Guidance on using this test in your telepractice


The flash drive kit and individual flash drives have been discontinued. The Examiner's Manual and Stimulus Book are available on Q-global.


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CELF-5 Metalinguistics goes beyond assessment of syntax and semantics to assess language strategies and language flexibility.


  • Measure a student's ability to think about and use language to make inferences, manipulate conversational speech given a context, use words in multiple ways, and use language in a non-literal manner.
  • Assess ability to interpret contextual and situational demands of conversation and understand what is not explicitly stated in communication interactions.
  • Evaluate delays in semantic, syntactic, and pragmatic competence.
  • Ideal for students with subtle language disorders or those on the autism spectrum.


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A 30-item rating scale is used in four testing areas: Words, Concepts and Multiple Meanings, Inferences and Predictions, and Conversational Knowledge and Use. Administer these four tests individually or as a battery to obtain norm-referenced information about an individual's language skills in:

  • Making Inferences
  • Conversation
  • Multiple Meanings
  • Figurative Language

Sample Reports

The following sample reports are available for CELF-5 Metalinguistics.

CELF-5 Stimulus Book Page-1 CELF-5 Stimulus Book Page-2



The following training events are available for CELF-5 Metalinguistics.


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