Mar 4 2006, 02:42 PM
Does anyone know of a link, book, something to help assess reading level?
P.S. Something reasonably priced or even better - Free
Mar 4 2006, 03:05 PM
Here is one I have used:
It is rather simple and I am sure there are better ones out there but it is free.
Mar 4 2006, 03:40 PM
Thank you very much. I've just spent the last two hours looking for something online
and have had no luck. I'll check both of them and let you know which I used.
Mar 4 2006, 06:29 PM
Bookmarked all of them!
Mar 4 2006, 06:51 PM
I just wanted to second the thank yous! I also have bookmarked them. I have been using
just informal assessments: using accelerated reader reading levels of books and seeing how
they do with certain books in terms of word recognition and comprehension as well as
fluency ; word lists by grade levels to determine where their word recognition skills are I
found a site: readingkey.com which is great for this. They have extensive word wall lists
broken into phonics rules for each week of the year. Much more comprehensive than the
dolch list, although they include all of these as well. It's a whole program for schools but they
allow access to their word lists and a few other good activities.
Mar 4 2006, 07:02 PM
This site has a lot of info. The part I am talking about is about 3/4 of the way down the
page. Scroll down until you see a stop sign.....
It's titled "More on Reading Level Assessment" and lists several links to reading
I just did this one with my daughter. This test puts her at the the 2nd month of the 5th
grade. She is 7 and not a particularly strong reader, in my opinion. Maybe I need to rethink
my standards and lay off of her. I am going to use a few different assessments and
see what's up.
Mar 4 2006, 07:24 PM
Which one is "this" one? The word list on that page. To me a word list is not a comprehensive
assessment... reading in context and such are all part of that. I was referring to the stuff
after those two word lists.
Mar 4 2006, 08:39 PM
Oh, okay. Duh. Yes, we just did the two word lists at first. She just did the Reading Aptitude
Assessment Test (from Mind Play) which included comprehension, and it put her at a third
grade independent reading level and a fourth grade instructional reading level, which is much
closer to what I thought her reading level was. She had a good time taking the test.
Mar 5 2006, 12:36 AM
I did a couple different ones from the links posted and dd tested to about the beginning of
third grade. One at about the end of second grade the other about mid-third grade so I
averaged them out. One of dd little friends was here when I asked dd to read a mini-story on
the screen. The friend is in first grade at ps. She couldn't read it as well as dd did. We homeschool at
about first grade level, so I was a bit impressed with our progress.
Then after is was all over I realized that I could have had both girls read to me from a book,
and see where we stood that way. But I am glad I did the "formal" test.
Thanks for the links. They were a big help.
Mar 5 2006, 03:27 AM
Son just completed the English assessment on the ACE site and he places around 4.4 level.
He is doing 3rd stuff right now. Thanks for posting the links.
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