Burt Reading Test. Find your child's Reading Age. copyright © 1976 Scottish Council for Research in Education. All rights reserved. Permission for use has been granted for nonprofit purposes. N.B. this is a single word recognition test and high frequency words in the test may be read as whole units by students taught by mixed methods. It is not necessarily a good test of decoding ability or Alphabet Code knowledge.
http://www.rrf.org.uk/pdf/Schonell%20Sp ... ctions.pdf
Schonell Spelling Test. Find your child's Spelling Age.
http://www.societyforqualityeducation.o ... elling.pdf
SQE's 1920s spelling test
http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/phonics- ... ?ls=1&mt=8
App for iPhone and iPad. Phonics Test UK helps prepare your child for the new 'Year 1 Phonics Screening Check' with realistic practice tests. The app ''replicates the Official Check using ALL featured letters and sounds and every word structure, with over 4000 carefully selected words''.
http://www.hoddereducation.co.uk/Produc ... 1444148978
PERA: The Phonics and Early Reading Assessment is matched to the Letters and Sounds framework and the requirements of the Year 1 phonics screening check...''PERA uses words and non-words to assess both phonic knowledge and use of phonics for reading, reading accuracy and comprehension. It also includes an informal pre-phonics assessment to help assess the earliest stages of reading''
http://jollylearning.co.uk/jolly-shop/j ... ssessment/
This is the PERA assessment (see above) matched to the Jolly Phonics programme framework.
http://www.rrf.org.uk/pdf/Ruth%20Miskin ... 20Test.pdf
Ruth Miskin's nonsense word test. This is a phonics decoding ability test.
http://ontrackreading.com/assets/pdf/Co ... geTest.pdf
IMPORTANT: Alphabet Code Knowledge Test. Does your child know the Alphabet Code? Do YOU?
Debbie Hepplewhite provides several free, assessments including an Alphabet Code (say the sounds) and Nonsense Word tests.
Book: Why Children Can't Read: and what we can do about it. Diane McGuinness. Pub. Penguin (out of print but copies available through Amazon) USA edition (in print) Why our children can't read and what we can do about it. Pub. Simon&Schuster. Both editions include a useful set of assessments: nonsense words, phoneme segementation/blending and a code knowledge test.
Assessment to avoid:
http://nifdi.org/news-latest-2/blog-hem ... e-mischief
Miscue Analysis critique
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