The Illinois Snapshot of Early Literacy (ISEL) is a quick, accurate assessment of literacy development for children in kindergarten and grades 1 and 2. ISEL is administered to individual students using measures, grounded in research, that have been found to be reliable and valid indicators of early literacy development.

For access to ISEL's downloadable print materials, or to request a demonstration and trial account for the online assessment software and data management system, send request to  


We have closed The Center office until the end of March consistent with the Governor’s guidelines for state agencies. Our primary concern is the health, safety, and well-being of our staff and constituents. I am fully aware of the challenges we face with this decision, but I truly feel it is in the best interest of all of us. We are committed to continuing our services through virtual communications. Collectively, through our various programs, we have developed strategies to sustain our outreach to parents, educators, and communities at large. Please refer below to the various programs links that serve your needs. The directors of each of these programs are fully aware of these challenging times and are doing everything imaginable to continue serving all of you. We are in uncharted waters and will continue to monitor this situation as circumstances and events evolve. We wish you health and safety during these troubled times. Please continue to access our website for updates or new developments.

— Ron Perlman, President

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