ADE Director's Communication Memo Form

Memo Number : COM-10-006

Date Created : 07/17/2009


Co-op Directors
Elementary Principals
other: Administrators

Type of Memo: Informational
Response Required: Yes
Section:   Central Administration - Dr. Diana Julian, Deputy Commissioner
Kindergarten Inventory (QELI)

Regulatory Authority:
Ark. Code Ann. 6-15-404(e)

Contact Person:
Susan Gray

Phone Number:


Training for administrators of the Qualls Early Learning Inventory (QELI) will be provided through a videoconference on August 7, 2009, from 10:30 a.m. 11:30 a.m. The training is for teachers, principals, district test coordinators, and/or counselors. Attendees should register with the Arkansas Department of Education (ADE) for one of the sites listed at the following URL: Registration at the site is also required.

School districts will administer the QELI to all entering kindergarten students and first grade students who did not attend kindergarten. The QELI administration window is August 10, 2009, through September 18, 2009. Administration of the QELI meets the requirements of Ark. Code Ann. 6-15-404(e).

The QELI is a checklist format that helps teachers observe and record information about cognitive knowledge and classroom behaviors in six key areas: general knowledge, oral communication, written language, math concepts, work habits, and attentive behavior. The inventory was developed to be appropriate for all students,including students with special needs and linguistic backgrounds other than standard English.


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