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  



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