First Grade Assessments {Math, Reading, and Phonics}

Grade Levels
K - 2nd
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These assessments were created to help you maximize time and improve your instruction. The more we know about our student's current level of understanding, the more we can tailor our lessons to their needs.

They were created with the beginning of first grade in mind. However, after thousands of teachers asked for "more," this pack grew to include middle and end of the year standards as well. Each assessment has a "number correct" space on the bottom and a tracking page. You can use these pages to make each student as "below level," "on level" or "above level." Because each district and state is different, this is something you'll want to discuss with whoever you plan with or use your state standards as a guide.

There are two types of assessments in this resource. For some of the assessments, students will just need to identify/recognize the words or numbers. For the other assessments, they will have to generate the answer on their own.

If the assessments use clipart, I've included a color and a black and white version. You might choose to play the colored version in a sheet protector for multiple students to use as a sort of "quick check" or "exit" when a mini-lesson is over. The black and white copies provide great documentation for showing a student's growth or areas of need. Currently, each one of these standards comes with one assessment.

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Beginning Sounds

Medial Sounds

Ending Sounds

Digraphs (beginning and ending)

CVC Words

Silent E

Initial Blends

Long Vowels

R-Controlled Vowels

Language Arts

Writing (includes a rubric)

Reading Comprehension (includes a rubric)

Inferences (includes a rubric)

Reading Simple Sentences


Number Recognition (within 100)

Counting to 20 (written)

Counting to 50 (written)

Counting to 100 (written)

Counting to 120 (written)

Ten Frames

Twenty Frames

Counting Objects

Shape Patterns

Addition within 10 (includes a rubric)

Addition within 20 (includes a rubric)

Subtraction within 10 (includes a rubric)

Subtraction within 20 (includes a rubric)

Story Problems (includes a rubric)

Bar Graph

Comparing Numbers

Ordering Numbers

Tens and Ones (with place value blocks)

Place Value

Expanded Form

2D Shapes

3D Shapes

The following pages can be used in two ways.

1. Use the word lists I provided to give spelling tests to students. I've included one spelling sheet with 15 spaces so that you can choose the words which are most applicable.

2. Use the word lists as a quick check of their ability to read words with the phonics patterns quickly and accurately.

Word Lists

Sight Words

CVC Words

Silent E


Initial Blends

Long Vowels

R Controlled Vowels

Total Pages
100 pages
Answer Key
Included with rubric
Teaching Duration
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Model with mathematics. Mathematically proficient students can apply the mathematics they know to solve problems arising in everyday life, society, and the workplace. In early grades, this might be as simple as writing an addition equation to describe a situation. In middle grades, a student might apply proportional reasoning to plan a school event or analyze a problem in the community. By high school, a student might use geometry to solve a design problem or use a function to describe how one quantity of interest depends on another. Mathematically proficient students who can apply what they know are comfortable making assumptions and approximations to simplify a complicated situation, realizing that these may need revision later. They are able to identify important quantities in a practical situation and map their relationships using such tools as diagrams, two-way tables, graphs, flowcharts and formulas. They can analyze those relationships mathematically to draw conclusions. They routinely interpret their mathematical results in the context of the situation and reflect on whether the results make sense, possibly improving the model if it has not served its purpose.
Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them. Mathematically proficient students start by explaining to themselves the meaning of a problem and looking for entry points to its solution. They analyze givens, constraints, relationships, and goals. They make conjectures about the form and meaning of the solution and plan a solution pathway rather than simply jumping into a solution attempt. They consider analogous problems, and try special cases and simpler forms of the original problem in order to gain insight into its solution. They monitor and evaluate their progress and change course if necessary. Older students might, depending on the context of the problem, transform algebraic expressions or change the viewing window on their graphing calculator to get the information they need. Mathematically proficient students can explain correspondences between equations, verbal descriptions, tables, and graphs or draw diagrams of important features and relationships, graph data, and search for regularity or trends. Younger students might rely on using concrete objects or pictures to help conceptualize and solve a problem. Mathematically proficient students check their answers to problems using a different method, and they continually ask themselves, "Does this make sense?" They can understand the approaches of others to solving complex problems and identify correspondences between different approaches.
Apply knowledge of language to understand how language functions in different contexts, to make effective choices for meaning or style, and to comprehend more fully when reading or listening.
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.


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