I am planning on using this as a beginning of the year assessment. I am going to reassess at the end of the year. I used most of the 8th grade Common Core Reading standards in making this assessment. I included a short reading passage and 3-5 questions for each standard. The standard is listed at the top left-hand corner of the page. Answer key is included at the end. All of my students are behind their typical peers so I created this assessment using reading passages that were at a 6/7th grade reading level.
I work in an ED unit that greatly lacks any type of reliable assessment that is linked to the Common Core, which is why I originally created this assessment. I soon realized this would be a great tool for SLO assessments and data collection requirements for Ohio's Resident Educator program.
I don't ever post a product that I have never used before, however I thought this could be useful to others and wish I would have had something like this last year. That being said, any constructive criticism would be GREATLY appreciated!! I put A LOT of time into creating this and would really like to continue to improve this assessment!
I DO NOT take credit for all of the reading passages. Many of them I got from www.readworks.org (good site with tons of free reading passages and it's free to sign up!).
I use the 8th Grade Common Core Reading Standards checklist, available at my TPT store, to keep track of each student's results on this assessment.