Formative Assessment Instruments for Reading and Writing

Formative Reading Assessments

Oral Language

Phonemic Awareness

Phonics

Fluency

Vocabulary

Comprehension

Writing

Diagnostic Assessments of Reading (DAR) (Grades 9-12)

X

X

X

X

X

X

 

Florida Assessments for Instruction in Reading – Florida Standards (FAIR-FS) (Grades 9-12)

 

X

X

X

X

X

 

Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test (PSAT)/ National Merit Qualifying Test (NMSQT)

 

 

 

X

X

X

X

Amerian College Testing (ACT)

       

X

X

X

Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT)

       

X

X

X

Intervention Program Embedded Assessments (Grades 9-12)

Intervention Program Embedded Assessments: progress monitoring mastery of skills taught in programs

Performance Tasks Assessments (Grades 9-12)

Performance Tasks Assessments: progress monitoring mastery of standards taught in units of study

The continuum of foundational literacy skills that include the following concepts:
Print Concepts, Phonological Awareness, Phonemic Awareness, Phonics, High-Frequency Words, and Spelling.

Assessment of student writing is an ongoing process and should occur across a variety of text types and purposes for measuring progress toward proficiency. It is essential to provide frequent prescriptive feedback to students and differentiate instruction to meet the specific needs of all developing writers.

Formative Writing Assessments

Narrative

Informative/
Explanatory

Argumentative

State Writing Rubrics (Grades 9-10)

X

X

X

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