Little Learners Love Literacy® assessments

There are three formal assessments in the Little Learners Love Literacy® program – one for reading, one for spelling and one for phonological awareness. Together, these tools identify the progress and skill level of each child. They show exactly what a child can do so that teachers can plan what needs to be taught next, as well as track crucial progress data for reporting.

LLARS Excel download

Little Learners Assessment of Reading Skills (LLARS)

The LLARS should be used to assess:
1. phoneme-grapheme knowledge
2. single word decoding (real words and nonwords)
3. heart words
4. reading unseen decodable texts (including fluency and comprehension).

ToPALL Excel download

Test of Phonological Skills for Little Learners (ToPALL)
The ToPALL should be used to assess:
1. broad phonological skills such as rhyme, syllabification, onset and rime.
2. identifying phonemes in several positions within words.
3. blending and segmenting words
4. substitution, addition and deletion of phonemes in words.

LLASS Excel download

Little Learners Assessment of Spelling Skills (LLASS)
The LLASS should be used to assess:
1. phoneme-grapheme knowledge
2. segmenting words to spell
3. morphologic knowledge
4. handwriting.

Assessment - Some Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I find the Little Learners Assessments?

The LLARS and the ToPALL are available as free downloads. The LLASS is available to purchase in our online shop.  

When should I use the Little Learners Assessments?

Each manual contains information on how and when to administer the assessment. If you require support building you assessment schedule, you could download this draft assessment schedule as a starting point.

What are the Little Learners Assessment benchmarks?

Read our blog: Assessment and mid-year expectations