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Step 1: Giving the Reading Placement Assessments (Grades K - Middle School)

If you are uncertain which assessment to administer, use this guideline:

If your student will be:

  • 5 years old this fall, give the Basic Phonics Assessment.
  • 6 years old this fall, give the Advanced Phonics Assessment.
  • 7 years old this fall, give Reading Assessment 1.
  • 8 years old this fall, give Reading Assessment 2 Part A and Part B.
  • 9 years old this fall, give Reading Assessment 3 Part A and Part B.
  • 10 years old this fall, give Reading Assessment 4 Part A and Part B.
  • 11 years old this fall, give Reading Assessment 5 Part A and Part B.
  • 12 years old or higher this fall, give Reading Assessment 6.

NOTE: Placement test guidelines were updated and new tests were added/replaced on April 6, 2005. If you downloaded and administered a test just prior to that date, you may want to re-administer the tests, following the new guidelines and taking the updated tests.

Reading Placement Tests
 

Basic Phonics Assessment

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The Basic PhonicsWorks test assesses skills such as letter naming, writing letters, identifying beginning, middle, and ending sounds, short vowel knowledge, digraphs, and some basic sight words.

Advanced Phonics Assessment

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The Advanced PhonicsWorks test assesses long vowel knowledge, sight words, reading words in sentences, writing sentences, and spelling.

Reading Assessment 1

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Reading Assessment 1 assesses your child's ability to read and understand text.

The test consists of 25 sentences that are each missing a word. Your child will select the best word to fill in the blank.

Directions for administering and scoring the tests and interpreting your child's score are included.

Reading Assessment 2 Part A

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Reading Assessment 2 Part A assesses your student's ability to read and understand text.

The test consists of 25 sentences that are each missing a word. Your student will select the best word to fill in the blank.

Directions for administering and scoring the tests and interpreting your student's score are included.

Reading Assessment 2 Part B

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Reading Placement Assessment 2 Part B contains short reading passages similar to those found in the K12 Grade 2 curriculum. Each reading selection is followed by a question, or questions, created using the objectives associated with K12 Grade 2 assessment items.

Reading Assessment 3 Part A

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Reading Assessment 3 Part A consists of sentences that are each missing a word. Your student will select the best word to fill in the blank.

Directions for administering and scoring the tests and interpreting your student's score are included in the test booklet.

Reading Assessment 3 Part B

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Reading Assessment 3 Part B contains reading passages and poems similar to those found in the K12 Grade 3 curriculum. Each reading selection is followed by a set of questions created using the objectives associated with K12 Grade 3 assessment items.

Reading Assessment 4 Part A

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Reading Assessment 4 Part A consists of sentences that are each missing a word. Your student will select the best word to fill in the blank.

Directions for administering and scoring the tests and interpreting your student's score are included in the test booklet.

Reading Assessment 4 Part B

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Reading Assessment 4 Part B contains reading passages and poems similar to those found in the K12 Grade 4 curriculum. Each reading selection is followed by a set of questions created using the objectives associated with K12 Grade 4 assessment items.

Reading Assessment 5 Part A

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Reading Assessment 5 Part A consists of sentences that are each missing a word. Your student will select the best word to fill in the blank.

Directions for administering and scoring the tests and interpreting your student's score are included in the test booklet.

Reading Assessment 5 Part B

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Reading Placement Assessment 5 Part B contains reading passages similar to those found in the K12 Grade 5 curriculum. Each reading selection is followed by a set of questions created using the objectives associated with K12 Grade 5 assessment items.

Reading Assessment 6

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Reading Assessment 6 consists of sentences that are each missing a word. Your student will select the best word to fill in the blank.

Directions for administering and scoring the tests and interpreting your student's score are included in the test booklet.

Reading Assessment 7

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Reading Assessment 7 consists of sentences that are each missing a word. Your student will select the best word to fill in the blank.

Directions for administering and scoring the tests and interpreting your student's score are included in the test booklet.

 

Step 2: Giving the Language Skills Placement Tests (Grades 3 - Middle School only)

If you are uncertain which test to administer, use this guideline:

If your student will be:

  • 8 years old this fall, give Language Skills Assessment 1.
  • 9 years old this fall, give Language Skills Assessment 2.
  • 10 years old this fall, give Language Skills Assessment 3.
  • 11 years old this fall, give Language Skills Assessment 4.
  • 12 years old or higher this fall, give Language Skills Assessment 5.

Language Skills Placement Tests

These Language Skills Placement Tests cover basic grammar, usage, and mechanics.

Language Skills Test 1

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Language Skills Test 2

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Language Skills Test 3

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Language Skills Test 4

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Language Skills Test 5

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Step 3: Giving the Writing Tests (Grades 3-Middle School Only)

If you are uncertain which test to administer, use this guideline:

If your student will be:

  • 8 years old this fall, give the Writing Assessment 1
  • 9 years old this fall, give the Writing Assessment 2.
  • 10 years old this fall, give the Writing Assessment 3
  • 11 years old this fall, give the Writing Assessment 4.
  • 12 years old or higher this fall, give the Writing Assessment 5.

Writing Tests

These tests cover vocabulary, writing style, mechanics, focus, and understanding of the topic.

Writing Assessment 1

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Writing Assessment 2

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Writing Assessment 3

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Writing Assessment 4

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Writing Assessment 5

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