ACE 6-11 Quick Reference Guide

  • Age Range: 6-11 years
  • Suitable for: Speech & Language Therapists
  • Test duration: 30-45 minutes
  • Test format: Paper

Assessment of Comprehension and Expression 6-11

Designed to identify children with delayed or impaired language development, the Assessment of Comprehension and Expression 6-11 (ACE 6-11) provides valuable and extensive information about their overall language ability. ACE 6-11 includes items which draw on verbal comprehension, expression and grammar, plus aspects of semantic and pragmatic knowledge, allowing professionals to identify children with significant and unusual patterns of language development.

Simple and quick to administer, the individual test is flexibly structured to allow the practitioner choice as to the depth and breadth of testing needed. It can be used for identification or screening; diagnosis or further investigation; intervention planning; and focused assessment on specific problems.

The main test includes five subtests: Sentence Comprehension, Inferential Comprehension, Naming, Syntactic Formulation and Semantic Decisions. The extended test includes these five subtests plus an additional two subtests: Non-Literal Comprehension and Narrative.

Why use ACE 6-11?

  • ACE 6–11 provides a flexible, quick and comprehensive assessment of language development
  • Provides standard scores,percentile ranks and confidence bands for each subtest
  • The assessment takes into account the needs of multidisciplinary teams involved in the management and education of children with delays in language development
  • Colourful pictures and engaging stories help hold the child’s attention and make the testing experience more enjoyable
  • It can be used flexibly according to the needs of individual children.