Referential Awareness Test (RAT)

The Referential Awareness Test (RAT) is a multilingual assessment which identifies a language user’s knowledge of noun classes (gender) and syntactic binding. The assessment is available in English, Spanish, and Mandarin Chinese and is administered as a picture point task which does not require reading, making this ideal for pre-literate, young children, or individuals without formal schooling in the language. The test is available on paper, online, and has been adapted for use with an eye tracker.


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