This is a "no frills" spelling assessment that covers most of the phonics/spelling skills up to 2nd grade using 26 words: short vowels, consonant digraphs, initial blends, long vowel spellings, r controlled vowels, prefixes/suffixes, variant vowels and compound words. Included is a spreadsheet for easy grading and a spelling test sheet. I have also included a recent assessment given to a student along with the completed spreadsheet. I took notes at the bottom so when I am planning instruction, I will know what areas to target to meet his needs.The nice part about this assessment is it only takes the amount of time to give a spelling test. It can be used as a pre and post assessment to show improvement as well.