QUILS™ – Quick Interactive Language Screener

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Screen in 3 key areas

Syntax
Can children understand questions like where, when, and how?

Vocabulary
What words do children already know?

Process
How good are children at learning new language items?

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COMING IN SPRING 2017!

Quick Interactive Language Screener™ (QUILS™)
A Measure of Vocabulary, Syntax, and Language Acquisition Skills in Young Children

Authors
QUILS Software, Monolingual: Roberta Michnick Golinkoff, Ph.D., Jill de Villiers, Ph.D., Kathryn Hirsh-Pasek, Ph.D., Aquiles Iglesias, Ph.D., and Mary Sweig Wilson, Ph.D.
QUILS Administration Manual for the Monolingual Version: Roberta Michnick Golinkoff, Ph.D., Jill de Villiers, Ph.D., Kathryn Hirsh-Pasek, Ph.D., Aquiles Iglesias, Ph.D., and Mary Sweig Wilson, Ph.D with Giovanna Morini and Natalie G. Brezack.
QUILS Software, Spanish-English: Aquiles Iglesias, Ph.D., Roberta Michnick Golinkoff, Ph.D., Jill de Villiers, Ph.D., Kathryn Hirsh-Pasek, Ph.D., and Mary Sweig Wilson, Ph.D.

Early identification is the first step to helping young children with language delays improve their skills—proficiencies that are so important to later reading success. But how do you find the children who might need help? It’s simple with the Quick Interactive Language Screener™ (QUILS™), a one-of-a-kind tool that helps you evaluate whether children are making language progress appropriate for their age group.

Administered during the regular day, typically one child at a time in a quiet area of the classroom, the QUILS is a helpful addition to kindergarten entry assessments and an ideal tool for use in individual classrooms or centers. The format ensures standardized delivery for each child, while automatically generated scores save time for busy teachers—providing cut scores by age level, standard scores, percentile ranks, and reports to share with colleagues and families. And this game-like interactive measure is so much fun, children might even ask if they can do it again!

 

At a glance

What is the age range?

Ages 3 through 5

In what settings is it used?

Early childhood settings: public and private preschools, Head Start, child care programs

Who completes it?

The child, with minimal supervision from a teacher, paraprofessional, classroom aide, parent, or other classroom volunteer

How is it administered?

On any desktop, laptop, iPad, or Android tablet with touchscreen technology and Internet access

Who uses the results?

Early childhood educators and administrators, reading specialists, literacy coaches, speech-language pathologists, psychologists

How long does the assessment take?

Approximately 15−20 minutes

What is the number of items on the assessment?

48 questions

What is the research base?

Psychometric studies have established the QUILS’ reliability and validity and ensured that all items are culturally neutral

 

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