Kaufman Survey of Early Academic and Language Skills (K-SEALS)

The Kaufman Survey of Early Academic and Language Skills (K-SEALS) is a test designed for students in grades PreK-1. Through the vocabulary subtest, number, letter & words subtest, and articulation subtest, the assessment measures school readiness and can identify gifted students. Educators and trained professionals in schools, speech and language clinics, and medical agencies can administer the test.

Content

Topics
Fluency,
Phonemic Awareness,
Phonics,
Vocabulary
Grades
Pre-Kindergarten,
Kindergarten,
1st Grade
Languages
English
Respondent
Observer

Administration Information

Length
15-25 minutes
Price

K-SEALS Complete Kit (Includes Manuel, Easel and 25 Individual Test Records): $344.25; K-SEALS Individual Test Records 25-Pcack: $51.50

Qualifications
Purchasing requires a master's degree in psychology, education, speech language pathology, occupational therapy, social work, counseling, or field related to assessment.
Group/Individual
Individual
Administration
Paper
National Sample
Yes

Access and Use

Contact

800-627-7271

Peer-Reviewed Study Citations

Aktulun, Ö. U., & Kiziltepe, G. I. (2018). Using Learning Centers to Improve the Language and Academic Skills of Preschool Children. World Journal of Education, 8(6), 32–44.

Haney, M., & Hill, J. (2004). Relationships between Parent-Teaching Activities and Emergent Literacy in Preschool Children. Early Child Development and Care, 174(3), 215–228.

Haney, M., & Hill, J. (2004). Relationships between parent‐teaching activities and emergent literacy in preschool children. Early Child Development and Care, 174(3), 215–228. https://doi.org/10.1080/0300443032000153543

Metcalfe, L. A., Harvey, E. A., & Laws, H. B. (2013). The Longitudinal Relation Between Academic/Cognitive Skills and Externalizing Behavior Problems in Preschool Children. Journal of Educational Psychology, 105(3), 881–894. https://doi.org/10.1037/a0032624

Psychometrics

Scoring
Manual scoring
Referencing
Norm-referenced
Open Access
No
Used in Peer-Reviewed Research
Yes
Psychometric Citations

K-SEALS Technical Information. (2018). Retrieved December 12, 2018, from https://www.pearsonclinical.com/childhood/RelatedInfo/k-seals-technical…

Kass, C. E. (1999). The Kaufman Survey of Early Academic and Language Skills (K-SEALS). Diagnostique, 24(1–4), 135–144. https://doi.org/10.1177/153450849902401-413