Preparing for Reading Assessments

March means assessments, progress reports, and conferences. Regardless of the grade you teach, they are time consuming to give and prepare for.

Last year, we switched reading assessment programs. To help me stay organized, I copied all the assessments for the grades I teach. In my case, this means Levels 1 to 24.  I did not do this all at one time; rather a little each trimester. My goal was to have enough copies to avoid needing one more copy while giving a reading assessment.

Here is a copy of the assessment that goes along with Nick's Snowman. As you can see, it is four pages long!

I reduced the size and copied them onto legal sized paper to save paper. Now, each set contains the reading assessment book, the master of the reading assessment and 20-25 copies of the reading assessment.

All are filed in my portable filling cart which I keep by my guided reading area.
Now, I have everything I need at my fingertips!

Happy Teaching and Learning!

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  1. Good job organizing your assessments, I think I would do the same if I had as many as you.

    Ms . M

  2. I can't believe you have to give formal assessments already. So glad we don't do DRA2 until end of year!!! But with 12 weeks left (Yes, I am counting down until June 7th) it will be here before I know it!

  3. Wow we use Rigby but our assessments are only 2 pages! I wonder if you have a more recent kit.. hmm...


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