Clinical Evaluation of Language Fundamentals® Preschool-3 (CELF® Preschool-3)

  • Elisabeth H. Wiig

  • PhD | Wayne A. Secord

  • PhD | Eleanor Semel

  • EdD

Assess aspects of language necessary for preschool children to be successful in the classroom.

Ages / Grades:

3:0 to 6:11

Administration Format:

Verbal response to stimulus picture

Scoring Options:

  • Manual scoring

  • web-based scoring on Q-global and Q-interactive®

Scores / Interpretation:

  • Core language score; receptive and expressive language index scores; expressive language

  • language content

  • and language structure index scores; standard scores

  • percentile ranks

  • age equivalents

  • and growth scores.


700 preschool-age children ages 3:0 to 6:11

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CELF Preschool-3 Now Available on Q-interactive!

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CELF® Preschool-3 features all of the benefits of CELF® Preschool-2 — PLUS:

  • New norms
  • Digital Manual, Stimulus Book , and scoring and reporting available on Q-global® and Q-interactive® 
  • Additional ways to assess connected speech and communication in context 
  • Updates to test items and art


  • CELF P-3 Q-global (Digital) Kit WITH Print Record Forms



    Includes: manual (digital), stimulus book (digital), No Juice! book (digital), record forms (paper-pkg 25), Pragmatics Profile and Pre-literacy form (paper-pad 25).  Digital items are available on Q-global.

  • CELF P-3 Complete Kit (Print)



    Includes: manual, stimulus sook, No Juice! book, record forms (pkg 25), Pragmatics Profile and Pre-literacy form (pad 25).


  • CELF P-3/CELF P-3 Screening Test Q-global Combo Kit (Digital)



    Includes all materials in CELF Preschool-3 digital kit and CELF Preschool-3 Screening Test digital kit.

  • CELF P-3/CELF P-3 Screening Test Combo Kit (Print)



    Includes materials from CELF Preschool-3 Complete kit, plus materials from CELF Preschool-3 screening Kit.

  • CELF Preschool-3 Kit / PLS-5 Kit with Manipulatives (Print) Combo



    Includes CELF Preschool-3 kit (print) : Manual (print), stimulus Book (print), No Juice Book (print), and Record Forms (pkg of 25); PLS-5 Kit : PLS-5 Manual (print), Stimulus Book (print), PLS-5 Manipulatives Set (Plastic Bear, Comb, Crayons (8), Books (2), Pitcher, Cloth, Rattles (2), Ball, Plastic Bowls (3), Cups (3), Spoons (3), Squeaky Toy, Cars (3), Wind Up Toys (2), Box with Lid), and Record Forms (pkg. of 25).WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD - Small parts. Not for children under 3 years.

  • CELF Preschool-3 / PLS-5 Basic Kit Combo (Print)



    Includes CELF Preschool-3 kit (print): Manual (print), Stimulus Book (print), No Juice Book (print), Record Forms (pkg. of 25); PLS-5 Basic Kit: Manual (print), Stimulus Book (print), Record Forms (pkg. of 25).

  • CELF Preschool-3 Q-global Kit (Digital) / CELF Preschool-3 Screening Test Kit (Print) Combo



    Includes CELF Preschool-3 Q-global Digital Kit: digital Manual, Stimulus Book and No Juice book, and print No Juice book, Record Forms (pkg 25) and Pragmatics & Preliteracy forms (pad of 50) and  CELF Preschool-3 Screening Test (Print) Kit: print Manual (includes Administration Directions, Stimulus Book, and Technical information) and print Record forms (pkg  25)

  • CELF Preschool-3 Q-global Kit (Digital)/PLS-5 Complete Kit with Manipulatives (Print)



    CELF Preschool-3 Q-global (Digital) Kit includes digital manual, stimulus book, and No Juice book, print No Juice book, and print record forms (25) and Pragmatics Profile and Preliteracy Forms (25) and PLS-5 Kit with Manipulatives - print (includes print examiner's manual, administration and scoring manual, picture manual, Home Communication Questionnaire (25) and record forms (15), and complete manipulatives kit. Complete manipulatives kit does not include bubbles with wand, sheet of paper, metal keys on a ring, watch with a second hand, or sealable plastic bags.WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD - Small parts. Not for children under 3 years.


  • CELF P-3 Q-global Manual (Digital)



    (accessible on Q-global - not available for download)

  • CELF P-3 Q-global Score Report (Digital)



    (price per report)Coming early 2021 - pre-order now!

  • CELF P-3 Q-global NO JUICE StoryBook (Digital)



  • CELF Preschool-3 Scoring with Score Report 1-year Subscription



    (per user)Coming early 2021 - pre-order now!

  • CELF Preschool-3 Q-Global Stimulus Book (Digital)




  • CELF P-3 Stimulus Book (print)



  • CELF P-3 NO JUICE StoryBook (print)



  • CELF P-3 Manual (print)



  • CELF P-3 Pragmatics Profile and Preliteracy



    (pad of 25)

  • CELF P-3 Record Forms-print (pkg 25)



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Related Items:

Clinical Evaluation of Language Fundamentals® Preschool-3 Screener (CELF® P-3 Screening Test)

Preschool Language Scale—Fifth Edition (PLS–5)

Preschool Language Scale—Fifth Edition Screening Test (PLS–5™ ST)


Digital options for the CELF Preschool 3:
Web-based administration, scoring and reporting with Q-global. See more information at
iPad®-based administration and scoring with Q-interactive