Foundations of Early Literacy Assessment (FELA) Download: Single Administrator

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Author(s) : Roslyn Neilson

Publisher : Roslyn Neilson, 2017

SKU : DL110

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Range: From preschool (just before school entry), through to Early Primary

Administration: Up to 30 minutes

Purpose: Assess two of the foundational skills that enable young students to benefit from early literacy teaching

Format: Download only

The Foundations of Early Literacy Assessment (FELA) is a diagnostic test that assesses two foundational early literacy skills: basic phonological/phonemic awareness, and grasp of the alphabetic principle, including nonword reading and spelling.

The FELA is designed to be used with students who speak English as an additional language or dialect, as well as those whose first language is English. The FELA may be administered to students just before they start formal schooling, and it remains relevant throughout early primary school.

FELA scores are interpreted in terms of mastery of the necessary underlying skills at appropriate grades, and suggestions are provided for support.

There are no formal qualification requirements for administering the FELA, but it is expected that test users will be thoroughly familiar with test administration and interpretation, will have watched the demonstration movie, and will have practised giving the test before administering it formally to students.

Key Features

  • 'Phoneme approximations' are noted but not scored as errors in phonemic awareness - they are treated as phoneme categorisations that do not yet correspond to the conventions of Standard Australian English
  • Criterion-referenced focus on phonemic and alphabetic skills that are directly relevant as foundations for early literacy progress
  • The FELA can be used as a school entry screener, and student progress over the next few years can be charted on the same instrument

The Foundations of Early Literacy Assessment (FELA) Download includes:

  • Read Me Instructions
  • FELA Stimulus Presentations
  • FELA Scoresheet
  • FELA Administration Scripts
  • FELA Manual
  • FELA Optional Manipulatives Information
  • FELA Demonstration Movie

Instructions on how to access your download are provided post-purchase.

Please note this is for a Single Administrator only (copyright applies): download information cannot be shared. If you require multiple users, please purchase the FELA Site Licence.

Roslyn Neilson