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 to asses expressive and receptive language skills, articulation, and pre-academic skills. Through the vocabulary subtest, number, letter & words subtest, and articulation subtest, the assessment measures school readiness and can identify gifted students. 

Content

Sub-Category
Domains
Speaking & Listening,
Reading
Subdomain

Vocabulary; Numbers, Letters, & Words; Articulation

Grades
Pre-Kindergarten,
Kindergarten,
1st Grade
Languages
English
Respondent
Teacher,
Examiner

Administration Information

Length
15-25 minutes
Qualifications

Purchasing requires a master's degree in psychology, education, speech language pathology, occupational therapy, social work, counseling, or field related to assessment.

Administration
Paper
Timed
Yes

Access and Use

Price

K-SEALS Complete Kit (Includes Manuel, Easel and 25 Individual Test Records): $362; K-SEALS Individual Test Records 25-Pcack: $54

Contact

800-627-7271

Open Access
No
Use in Research

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
Psychometric References

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

National Comparison
Yes
Item Type
Open response