This screening tool includes two screening tools - a simple screen and more in-depth screen to meet a variety of time constraints and needs. It includes the developmental expectations and a set criterion for passing each section. It can be used with students after the first 9 weeks of Kindergarten and can be used for ANY age after that. ALL skills should be mastered by the end of 2nd grade.
The first screening is more in-depth. It will identify weaknesses in each of the areas of phonemic and phonological awareness along the appropriate developmental continuum. It also includes a section for the student to write words to dictation. This will help provide a window into the TYPE of difficulties the student may be having and add in a screening of basic phonic knowledge. There is also a section to determine whether or not the student has mastered all letter-sound correspondences for upper and lowercase letters/letter combinations.
The second screening is a one page simple checklist that also follows the developmental continuum.
Both of screening tools can be used for formulate appropriate goals for support.