Basal and Ceiling Question--Please help!!
by New SLP
I was trying to reach a basal on a test and the child got the first one wrong (at his age level) so I worked backwards. The basal is 8 and the ceiling is 6 on this test. His results look like this:
(starting point) 65. -
Directions say: If the basal is not established on the first 8 items, work backward until 8 consecutive correct responses are made (I did this). Then return to where you left off and work forward until 6 consecutive incorrect responses are made. Since I left off at 66, I am wondering if 69-74 would be the ceiling or if 62-67 would be the ceiling? I am confused since it states “return to where you left off and work forward” so I’m not sure if I should count the three previous incorrect answers. Hopefully that makes sense!