How it works

Let’s take a more in-depth look at QUILS. With this screener for children ages 3 through 5 years, you’re just a few steps away from an important first look at your students’ skills in vocabulary, syntax, and process—areas critical to language development and later academic success. Here’s how QUILS works:

1. SET UP YOUR QUILS STATION

Setting up for QUILS is a snap—all you need is a tablet (iPad or Android), desktop, or laptop with touchscreen technology and internet access. Make sure your QUILS screening station is in a quiet area of the classroom so the child isn’t distracted.

2. ENSURE THE STUDENT’S ELIGIBILITY

Before you screen, make sure the child is a proficient, primary English speaker. (Not sure if the child is proficient in English? Ask the parent to fill out the brief, seven-question Language Questionnaire first.) For children from Spanish-speaking households, a QUILS: English–Spanish version is currently in development.

3. CREATE A STUDENT RECORD

Go to the Students page and enter the child’s information to get started. You can also assign the child a unique student ID number so you can generate reports without the child’s name or export your data with ID numbers only for identification.

4. SCREEN AND SCORE AUTOMATICALLY

In just 15–20 minutes, the child completes QUILS with a little supervision from a teacher, paraprofessional, parent, or classroom volunteer. While the child has fun choosing answers from engaging illustrations, QUILS does all the work for you—the screener is automatically administered and scored, so you get reliable results every time.

5. SEE YOUR REPORTS RIGHT AWAY

As soon as screening is done, results are available in clear and simple reports. Just go to the Reports tab—with a few clicks, you can generate individual Student Reports, the Parent Report to share with families, and Group Reports for multiple students. QUILS results help you identify areas of language development to work on with your student, and the cutoffs show you when to make referrals for follow-up assessment. (Learn about QUILS validity and reliability.)

6. FOLLOW UP AND PLAN NEXT STEPS

If the child scores below the QUILS cutoffs, use the recommendation guidance generated with the QUILS reports to plan for next steps, such as referral to a speech-language pathologist or other expert for follow-up assessment. Use the Parent Report, a helpful tool to share with parents to review or discuss the QUILS results. Boost children’s language development every day with the tips and fun activities on the Resources tab—and be sure to share them with parents, too!

ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTION

$9995
  • Student, parent, and group reports

  • An online User’s Manual and Quick Start Guide, including the accompanying Language Questionnaire

  • Downloadable materials to help you administer QUILS

  • Language activities and tips for teachers, practitioners, and parents to use