Preschool Language Scales-5 (PLS-5) Screening Test for Early Childhood Educators

PLS-5 Screening Test for Early Childhood Educators is a developmental language assessment designed for children from ages birth through 6. This diagnostic test is an adaptation of PLS-5 and helps trained professionals identify children at risk for language or speech disorders.

Content

Topics
Phonemic Awareness,
Phonics,
Risk Indicator,
Vocabulary
Grades
< 3 Years,
Pre-Kindergarten,
Kindergarten,
1st Grade,
2nd Grade
Languages
English,
Spanish
Respondent
Observer

Administration Information

Length
5-10 minutes
Price

PLS-5 0-3 English Kit (Includes: Stimulus Book/Test Manual (with stimulus pages, administration and scoring directions, and technical information) and 25 Record Forms): $88.00; 3-6 English Kit (Includes: Stimulus Book/Test Manual (with stimulus pages, administration and scoring directions, and technical information) and 25 Record Forms): $88.00; English Record Form 25-Pack: $40.00

Training
Pre-recorded Webinars available.
Qualifications
Purchasing requires a master's degree in psychology, education, speech language pathology, occupational therapy, social work, counseling, or field related to assessment, and formal training in the ethical adminitration.
Group/Individual
Individual
Administration
Paper
National Sample
Yes

Psychometrics

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

Smith, K. (2014, October 28). PLS-5 Validity Study – A Comparison of Test Scores. Retrieved December 12, 2018, from https://community.asha.org/browse/blogs/blogviewer?BlogKey=b95c85ff-7ce…

Leaders. (2013). Test Review: Preschool Language Scales-Fifth Edition. Retrieved from https://cpb-us-w2.wpmucdn.com/edblogs.columbia.edu/dist/d/730/files/201…