Multiple Format, Super Simple Letters & Sounds Assessment
Assessment is an important part of teaching anything and letters and sounds are no exception. When assessing letters and sounds the test should be very quick and should be to the point. This is not a time to teach, but rather a time for the teacher to understand exactly what the learner already knows and an opportunity to understand any misconceptions the learner may have. There are many forms of letter/sound assessments. Some are presented in alphabetical order, while others are mixed up. One reason for mixing up the letters is to truly test whether a learner knows a letter name and sound in isolation versus associating a printed letter (grapheme) with the alphabet song. For example if a student has learned to sing the alphabet but has never practiced any graphemes, they could potentially identify all letters correctly by simply pointing in order and saying the alphabet song. Mix up the graphemes and it is evident right away if a student knows the letters or is just saying them in a rote memorized order. If you'd like a simple and quick letters and sounds assessment check out the link below. The link will take you to our assessment which is for one or more students and includes a tracking sheet for up to 25 students on a page and directions for use.