I designed this assessment to be user friendly for the kinder AND the teacher! The assessment is built directly from the Reading Wonders curriculum using the phonic skill, reading comprehension skill, and high frequency words (the later unit include the additional tested areas).
The only materials needed are the Reading & Writing Workshop book - this is also available on the McGraw Hill ConnectEd website - and this rubric!
There is a guide/script included specific to each unit. Unit 5 focuses on the words are, with, he. Phonic addition/substitution.... The reading skill is main topic, and the phonic skills are H/h, F/f, R/r, and medial e...E/e.
In addition to providing reliable results (unlike asking a 5 year old to sit, listen, then circle - 'what's a circle? - the correct answer), this assessment can be done one on one or small group. The rubric used can also be sent home! It is easily read, understood, and very specific! The families will know the EXACT strengths and weaknesses of their student.