• Phonemic Awareness
    • Alphabetic Principle
    • Accuracy and Fluency with text
    • Vocabulary
    • Comprehension
    Primary Purposes:
    • To assess students’ mastery of early reading skills
    • To provide teachers and parents with a better understanding of a
      student’s strengths, weaknesses, and progress in the major
      developmental areas of early literacy
    • To provide information to the teachers and parents in a 
      time-efficient manner
    • To assist teachers with the development of classroom instruction
      appropriate for the student

    • Kindergarten assesses Initial Sound Fluency, Letter Naming Fluency,
      Phoneme Segmentation, and Nonsense Word Fluency.
    • First Grade assesses Letter Naming Fluency, Phoneme
      Segmentation, Nonsense Word Fluency, and Oral Reading Fluency
    • Second Grade assesses Nonsense Word Fluency and Oral Reading

    Additional Information:
    • Benchmarks are administered three (3) times – fall, midyear, and
    • Progress Monitoring is consistently done throughout the school year.

Helpful Information

  • Who: K-3 students

    When: Fall - August 20 - September 3, 2019; Winter - January 10 - 24, 2020; Spring - April 24 - May 8, 2020

    What: Assesses the Five Big Ideas of Early Literacy

Contact Us

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    Lora Snell
    Email: lsnell@mcssk12.org
    Phone: 256.852.2557 ext 61272