preLAS Observational Assessment

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AGE LEVEL: 3 years old (PreK3)

Part of the preLAS Assessment System, the preLAS Observational Assessment for three year-olds, measures the English and Spanish language proficiency and pre-literacy skills of early learners. The preLAS Observational Assessment provides the ability to use early childhood language proficiency assessments at a younger age, allowing for earlier identification and targeted language support.

Improve young students’ success in primary school with the preLAS Observational Assessment.
Teacher’s of 3-year-olds can:

  • Systematically observe, record, and monitor a child’s oral language and early literacy.
  • Build a profile of each child’s abilities (at a given moment in time).
  • Document emerging abilities-as well as those that have yet to emerge.
  • Use observational assessment data for instructional planning, program evaluation, and/or sharing with students’ parents or guardians.
  • Measure the language development of first- and second-language students in both English and Spanish.
  • Utilize data instructionally for individual children.
  • Harness aggregate data across classes to provide an overall evaluation of childrens’ language abilities within a specific school or program.

preLAS Observational Assessment enables your program to:

  • Assess childrens’ language proficiency at an earlier age (before the child reaches a formal academic classroom).
  • Compare observational results of students’ language skills with that of fluent native speakers
  • Use observational assessment data for instructional planning, program evaluation, or sharing with a child’s parents or guardians.
  • NOTE: The preLAS Observational Assessment is informed by recommendations by the National Association for Education of Young Children (NAEYC).

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