All assessments should be given one-on-one.
What it measures
Oral reading accuracy. It also provides the teacher with insight into a student's ability to use strategies to decode unfamiliar words.
When should it be assessed?
Reading accuracy assessments can be given as part of an Informal Reading Inventory or combined with a comprehension assessment to yield more information. Reading accuracy should be assessed several times throughout the year to help you plan on-going instruction. Are students reading on grade level? Do some students require additional support? Do your students have rich vocuabularies? Are your students able to read age-appropriate material?
Examples of assessment questions
Choose a passage for the child to read aloud. As the child reads, take notes on words read correctly and incorrectly.
Age or grade typically mastered
First through third grade.