preLAS Observational Assessment
AGE LEVEL: 3 years old (PreK3)
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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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