This Phonics survey assesses the phonics and phonics related skills that have a high rate of application in beginning reading. The made-up words or pseudowords are included since the students must use decoding skills to correctly pronounce these words and cannot have memorized them.
This survey can be used as screening measures, and also as outcome measures, providing data about growth and mastery at the end of instructional period.
The instructions for administering each part of the survey are included on the Record Form. Students read from the Student Material on the pages that follow Teacher’s Record Form. You can cut and laminate student material for each section and give each section to the student one at a time. The Teacher’s Record Form shows the same material that appears on the Student Material, in a reduced size, so that you may easily record the student’s responses.
Be aware of the student’s behavior during testing. If the student is tiring or making many constructive errors, discontinue testing at that time.