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Multi-domain Universal Screeners for Pre-K

We are excited to announce the all-new Profile of Preschool Learning & Developmental Readiness (ProLADR), an authentic assessment designed to ensure school-readiness across a range of learning domains developmentally significant in early childhood. The ProLADR allows educators to support a more comprehensive evaluation of child development, involving teacher observation and targeting a broad range of skills.

Using a teacher rating scale, the ProLADR is grounded in a series of semi-structured observations that produce child-level information intended to complement the direct-child measures (IGDIs) – giving educators and parents a multi-dimensional evaluation of a child’s growth & developmental needs.

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Sub-domains

Social and Emotional Development

  • Emotional Development
  • Self-Concept
  • Peer-Related Social Competence and Relationships
  • Adult-Related Social Competence and Relationships

 

Language and Literacy Development

  • Receptive Language (Listening and Comprehension)
  • Expressive Language
  • Emergent Reading: Phonological Awareness
  • Emergent Reading: Alphabetic Knowledge
  • Emergent Writing

 

Cognitive Development

  • Mathematical and Logical Thinking
  • Scientific Thinking and Problem Solving
  • Social Systems Understanding

 

Physical and Motor Development

  • Gross Motor
  • Fine Motor
  • Physical Health and Well-Being

 

Approaches to Learning Development

  • Curiosity
  • Risk Taking
  • Imagination and Invention
  • Persistence

 

Creativity and the Arts Development

  • Creating
  • Responding

Ages

P3 & P4
(ages 3-5)

Domains

Social & Emotional, Language & Literacy, Cognitive, Approaches to Learning, Physical & Motor, and Creativity & the Arts

Application

Observational | Universal Screening

Frequency

Fall | Winter | Spring

Quick & Easy to Administer

Ratings are based on a series of observational questions and direct prompts in a range of settings over a period of 1-month. Completion of the scale should only take 25-30 min/child.

Psychometrically Sound

Development of the ProLADR followed a specific, expert process to establish construct validity. Items were selected using prominent theoretical frameworks for child development and contributions from three child development experts.

Designed to Support Family Engagement

Because ProLADR items are behavioral and discrete units presented clearly across subdomains/domains, it is straightforward to use child-level results to inform instruction & for communicating results with families.

Inform Instructional Planning & Progress towards School Readiness

The ProLADR is a teacher/caregiver rating scale designed to be administered three-times across the academic year (fall, winter, spring). ProLADR includes both observational questions and direct prompts. By design, the scale items (and the physical presentation of the items) measure and inform a child’s developmental growth and progress over time. Items reflect specific, measurable, point in time, relevant, and asset-based behaviors and skills to inform instructional planning and enhance reliability of observation. Because items reflect year-long developmental goals, item-level and subdomain/domain results can be used to assist in planning instruction and learning for individuals. Results can be aggregated across a small group of children, or even class wide, to target group-level instruction and learning.

Aligned with Standards across Multiple Domains

ProLADR is aligned with academic standards as defined by the National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER) and the Head Start Child Development and Early Learning Framework.

In concert, these assessment tools support each of the 5 learning domains (and more) important to school readiness as established by the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL).

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