PELI is a preschool literacy assessment for 3- to 5-year-olds that
measures alphabet knowledge, vocabulary and oral language,
phonemic awareness, and listening comprehension.
PELI Early Release
Dynamic Measurement Group is pleased to announce an early release version of PELI which will be available for research partners during the 2017-2018 school year.
For a printer-friendly overview of the PELI with sample materials, download
our PELI Fact Sheet.
The Preschool Early Literacy Indicator (PELI) is a storybook-embedded assessment of essential pre-literacy and oral language skills needed for kindergarten. The assessment is designed to identify children who are experiencing difficulties acquiring these skills with intent to provide the instructional support needed to improve future reading outcomes. The assessment is designed for preschool and pre-kindergarten students (ages 3-5). PELI measures alphabet knowledge, vocabulary and oral language, phonemic awareness, and listening comprehension.
The assessment is given in a storybook format that is familiar to most preschool students. Each alternate PELI form is designed around a central theme. Form titles include On the Farm, What's for Dinner, A Day the Beach, Grandma's Birthday, A Trip to Outer Space, The New Pet, Time for Bed, and others. The measure is untimed and takes about 10-15 minutes to administer.
PELI assessments are:
Why Use PELI?
The purpose of PELI is to:
PELI Early Release Fact SheetAn overview of the PELI, which shows sample pages from the PELI books.
PELI Overview 2015 SlidesA printer-friendly overview of the PELI with sample materials.
PELI Benchmark Goals and Composite ScorePELI benchmark goals are empirically derived, criterion-referenced target scores that
represent adequate early literacy progress for students in preschool.