Use these informal one-on-one Reading Foundational Skills Assessments at the beginning of the year to get to know your students strengths and weaknesses with pre-reading skills and determine your beginning point of instruction, as well as throughout the year to monitor student progress. Included are four different tests that build upon each other in difficulty. Each of the four tests has an "interim" test and a "final" test. In all there are eight tests. I use them each quarter to assess student baseline and progress in each area throughout each quarter. The reading foundational skills, or pre-reading skills, assessed throughout the year are:
Assessment 1: Concept of Spoken Word, Phoneme Isolation of Initial Sounds, Phoneme Blending, and Rhyme Recognition
Assessment 2: Phoneme Isolation of Medial Sounds, Phoneme Isolation of Final Sounds, Phoneme Segmentation, and Rhyme Production
Assessment 3: Syllable Blending and Syllable Segmentation
Assessment 4: Concept of Spoken Word, Phoneme Isolation of Initial Sounds, Phoneme Isolation of Medial Sounds, Phoneme Isolation of Final Sounds, Rhyme Recognition, Rhyme Production, Phoneme Blending, Phoneme Segmentation, Syllable Blending, and Syllable Segmentation
You can use the assessments as mentioned above or however you see fit.