Baseline & Year End Data Assessment

Baseline & Year End Data Analysis

One of the most important things we need to be looking at as we get close to the end of the year is where our students are at. If you caught our blog over here about Year End Data Analysis you will know that we truly believe you need to have information on a student’s ability in each of the 5 core components of reading:

Phonological awareness, phonics, vocabulary, reading fluency, and comprehension.

It can be difficult to make all of these abilities quantifiable so today we are sharing an assessment you can use to get a baseline or year end summary for your students.

We also wanted to share a template we use to communicate with families. You can download that here!

In this assessment you will be measuring a few core components of phonological awareness, there are TONS of ways to measure phonological awareness if you have a student that you want to take a deeper dive analysis with - we have a comprehensive resource to track and monitor phonological awareness here!

You will also be measuring the student’s decoding ability for either single syllable words or multi-syllable words. If you are using a structured and systematic (Orton-Gillingham based) intervention, you may want to consider monitoring by syllable type. We have data tracking and progress monitoring word lists available here!

You can measure vocabulary by either, having your student identify nonsense words in the decoding portion of the assessment or you could measure their ability to fill out the vocabulary graphic organizer in the reading comprehension assessment.

You will also be tracking reading fluency and comprehension. You can choose which level of passage to provide to your student and then track their CWPM (these sheets are awesome because we already went through the trouble of counting the words on each line for you, so now counting word by word for you!). For the comprehension questions you can have your student provide answers orally or have them fill out the questions independently and then just track how many correct out of four (don’t factor the vocabulary section here if you included it separately).

We also threw in a spelling and writing activity that you could have your students complete as well if you also wanted to get a brief baseline or year end analysis on their ability there. So that’s it! Hopefully you LOVE this quick assessment tool as much as we do :)

Oh rats! This freebie has expired, but don’t worry you can still get access to this quick assessment and tons of other resources in our Membership Library!