Informal Assessment tools

Psalm 26:2 “Examine me, Oh LORD, and prove me; try my reins and my heart.”

Knowing how important assessments are, there are some fabulous informal assessments to help us at the beginning of the year to plan for the levels we need to begin or show us gaps that need reinforcing.

According to their website, the WRAT 4, which stands for “Wide Range Achievement Tests,” accurately measures basic academic skills. The test is good for making initial evaluations, reevaluating, and measuring progress This is a quick assessment that is divided into four subsets: word reading, sentence comprehension, math computation, and a reading composite score.

The GORT or Gray Oral Reading Test scores rate, accuracy, fluency, and comprehension and then reports the data as raw score, grade and age equivalents, percentile scores, and scaled scores. This test can identify students with reading difficulties, diagnose reading disabilities, determine strengths and weaknesses, and evaluate student progress.

The Gates- MacGinitie Reading Test promotes guidance in planning instruction, intervention, and enrichment.

All three tests provide an easy and simple way for teachers or parents to get an informal grade level assessment to plan, evaluate, and measure progress in their students. fffffffffffff

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