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.
Vocabulary; Numbers, Letters, & Words; Articulation
Purchasing requires a master's degree in psychology, education, speech language pathology, occupational therapy, social work, counseling, or field related to assessment.
Access and Use
K-SEALS Complete Kit (Includes Manuel, Easel and 25 Individual Test Records): $362; K-SEALS Individual Test Records 25-Pcack: $54
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