Now published by PRO-ED!
Ages: 4-6 to 9-11Testing Time: 30-45 minutes for ages 4-6 to 5-5; 60 minutes for ages 5-6 to 9-11Administration: Individual
The Emerging Literacy & Language Assessment (ELLA), evaluates the skills children ages 4-6 to 9-11 need to become proficient readers. The ELLA meets Early Reading First requirements for educators needing to use evidence-based diagnostic tools to identify children at risk for reading failure. The manual includes a Curriculum and Classroom Connection for each of the 22 subtests and case studies to help you establish treatment and IEP goals.
ELLA is norm- and criterion-referenced. It includes standard scores, confidence intervals, percentile ranks, means, and age equivalents.
Why Test With the ELLA?
Who May Administer the ELLA?
Speech-language pathologists, special educators, resource specialists, reading specialists, school psychologists, and other professionals who are knowledgeable about literacy and language may administer the ELLA. We recommend that test administrators be experienced in the administration, scoring, and interpretation of standardized assessments.
Valid and Reliable
The ELLA is a valid and reliable instrument. The standardization sample includes over 1,200 from 40 states in the U.S. The standardization sample closely resembles the U.S. Census Bureauâ€™s data (Statistical Abstract of the U.S. 2003). The sample includes children with identified language and learning disorders, as well as children receiving remediation in reading.
The ELLA Emerging Literacy & Language Assessment Analyzer lets you enter the data from a childâ€™s record form(s) and will automatically generate a performance summary. Click here to go to the ELLA Response Analyzer.
COMPLETE ELLA KIT INCLUDES: Examinerâ€™s Manual, 2 Stimulus Easel Books, 50 Record Forms, 3 Durable Storybooks and a Trial Item Stimulus Card, Pronunciation Guide CD-ROM, Stopwatch & Clipboard with Calculator, all in a colorful rolling tote bag (2006).