This sight word assessment is based on Fry's list of High Frequency Words. These words are appropriate for children learning to read and are at about a 2nd grade reading level. I use this list of words to assess my first grade students who have mastered the first set of high frequency words. I have shared this with staff from K-5 at my school, as we have a very diversified population.
Each word is accompanied by a 6 box chart. My school district runs on a six week grading period, so each box is typically to assess once a grading period. You may assess as frequently as you deem appropriate.
Print one set of words for each student you will be assessing. I keep mine in a folder separated by dividers. As students correctly read a word (must be fluently read within 3 seconds) I mark a green dot in the box. Any words read incorrectly or after 3 seconds receive a red dot. Pens, markers or crayons would all be appropriate tools for marking.
I generally consider a word mastered when the student receives three green marks in a row. (Three rounds of assessment).
Some students have the endurance to read all three pages of words in one sitting, whereas others may only make it through one page at a time. This helps a lot with differentiation because you can focus on just what each individual student needs.
After the assessments are complete I make flash cards for each child of words on which he/she received a red dot. The student practices the flash cards daily during center rotations.