I absolutely love Words Their Way and I know how effective it is if done with fidelity! However, I love lots of data and I wanted more than just the traditional spelling tests so I created this assessment kit. Research does indicate that a weekly word list that children study and then take a test on Friday shows very little retention over time. If your students are interacting between 6-8 times a week with their sorts, then there is no need to study for a test on Friday. My assessments allow you to dictate two sentences that contain the targeted spelling pattern. I have assigned each assessment a point value. I expect students to spell the targeted word correctly, but not necessarily the other words in the sentence. However, you can also use these sentence to assess punctuation and capitalization but I did not include that for my assessment purposes. Along with the over 50 assessments, I have created two data collection sheets for your convenience. I especially like the one that has been conditionally formatted for a quick visual that allows you to see your students' progress. Once you enter the score, the cell will change colors: blue indicates the student scored near perfect or missed one, green signifies the student is meeting grade level expectations and red would translate into not meeting standard. The other data collection sheet just has the point value assigned and you can print the sheets and enter the score by hand. Either option allows you to keep the sheets in a file on your computer/tablet or laptop or print them out and put it in a binder. As for the sentences, I printed them on cardstock, cut them apart and used a 3x5 file box for storage. It is so easy to use and has changed up my instruction as well as providing me with valuable data!
You may also be interested in the following products:
Words Their Way Mega Pack for Syllables and Affixes
Mega Pack for Within Word Stage Spellers
Words Their Way Mega Pack for Kids in Letter Name Alphabetic Stage
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