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Get It, Got It, Go!

(Last updated June 18, 2014)

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Obtain informational materials and assessment tools (IGDIs) for measuring the growth of young children's language and literacy development.

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Registered users can download score recording forms, enter individual child data, and generate graphical reports of children's performance over time.



Communicate and collaborate about a child's progress over time and about intervention plans.



You will have access to the Get It Got It Go! website until August 1, 2014 when the site will be decommissioned. Please be sure to download any data that you wish to retain prior to that date.

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Big changes have come for Individual Growth and Development Indicators, or IGDIs, and Get it, Got it, Go! 

Since the 1990s, researchers at the University of Minnesota have been working on research, development, distribution, training, and related activities for the assessment of language and early literacy development among preschool children. For some 15 years, we have offered this website – Get it, Got it, Go! – as a central resource for gathering information about and resources to use IGDIs, a place to enter, store and analyze data, and a place to gather information and resources about interventions for individuals and groups of children.

In 2010, the University of Minnesota launched an effort to expand commercial distribution of IGDIs and related resources. In 2012, a new company – Early Learning Labs, Inc. – began operation. Early Learning Labs now is the sole commercial distributor of IGDIs – both “first-generation” measures of Picture Naming, Rhyming and Alliteration, and “second-generation” screening measures Picture Naming, Rhyming, Alliteration/First Sounds, Sound Identification, and Which One Doesn’t Belong for use in early childhood RTI models. Early Learning Labs also provides data management and reporting support, training, and a growing set of related resources. For more information about products and other services provided by Early Learning Labs, please visit their website.

Researchers at the University of Minnesota continue to develop new tools, and to improve and expand the use of existing tools, and we invite you to follow that research. These projects include:

We invite you to visit the project web pages to gain a bit more information. We also would love to hear from you!  For information on research and development of IGDIs generally or their use in screening for RTI, please send an email to Drs. Scott McConnell or Alisha Wackerle-Hollman. For information on the Spanish-language measures and related work, as well as efforts to bring IGDIs to tablet devices, please contact Dr. Wackerle-Hollman. General inquiries about IGDIs, Get it, Got it, Go!, or related matters, please send a note to our general inbox. For general information on purchase or training of IGDIs for general use, please contact Early Learning Labs directly at

[Please note that Scott McConnell, Alisha Wackerle-Hollman, and their colleagues developed Individual Growth and Development Indicators, or IGDIs. Intellectual property from this research has been licensed to Early Learning Labs, Inc., for commercial development and sale. Scott and the University of Minnesota have royalty and equity interest in Early Learning Labs, Inc. These relationships have been reviewed and managed by the University of Minnesota in accordance with its conflict of interest policies.}

Get it Got it Go! has been part of the Center for Early Education Development in the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Minnesota. Get it Got it Go! and much of the research and development of Individual Growth and Development Indicators has been funded by the Office of Special Education Programs and Institute of Education Science from the U.S. Department of Education.

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