Acadience Reading Pre-K: PELI

The Preschool Early Literacy Indicators (PELI) is an assessment for 3- to 5-year-olds designed to measure pre-literacy and oral language skills. Please contact us for more information about ordering PELI materials.
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Goals of Acadience Reading Pre-K: PELI

PELI is a storybook-embedded assessment of essential pre-literacy and oral language skills needed for kindergarten. The PELI assessment measures:

  • alphabet knowledge 
  • vocabulary and oral language
  • phonological awareness
  • listening comprehension

Why Use PELI?

For over 10 years PELI has undergone extensive research and development resulting in the final set of measures that exist today. The PELI assessment:

  • helps teachers target instructional support
  • helps early childhood programs identify curricular needs 
  • monitors the progress of students receiving additional, targeted instruction
  • examines effectiveness at the program level

PELI Resources

PELI Fact Sheet

PELI Fact Sheet

An overview of the PELI, which shows sample pages from the PELI books.

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PELI Benchmark Goals and Composite Score

PELI Benchmark Goals and Composite Score

PELI benchmark goals are empirically derived, criterion-referenced target scores that represent adequate early literacy progress for students in preschool.

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PELI Sample Results Letter

PELI Sample Results Letter

A sample letter that can be used to discuss PELI results with parents and guardians.

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