# Universal Screener prep - all Kindergarten and 1st grade assessments!

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It's difficult to prepare for Universal Screener benchmark testing when you don't know the formats of the tests. Often, students struggle more with the format than the actual skills and content that are being tested. With this in mind, I have created PowerPoints to help interventionists and teachers prepare their Kindergarten and 1st grade students for the most common Universal Screeners. Please read below to make sure these are a good fit for what your district is using before buying.

Because these PowerPoints show you the format of various Universal Screeners, going through them with your students will help you see where they struggle, which will help guide your instruction.

Here's what you get:

-----MATH 1st grade Universal Screener practice (182 slides)-------------------------------

Identify Numbers - Students read numbers aloud from a page.

Discriminate Quantity - Students will see two numbers in a box. They must say the number that is larger.

Numbers in Sequence - This test is given orally, and students will listen to the tester and continue numbers where the tester leaves off.

Decomposing Numbers - Students will see two numbers and a blank place. They must say the number that belongs in the blank.

Which Number is Missing? - Students say which number should go in the box to make the number on top.

Place Value of Numbers - Students will circle pictures of tens and ones, and will write numbers based on pictures of Base 10 blocks.

Word Problems - This is an assessment in which the student will decide which number expression goes with the story and picture.

Sounds of Letters - Students will see letters on a page, and they are to say the sounds that the letters make.

Segmenting Words - This is an oral test (no paper). The teacher says a word, and the student must say the sounds that are in the word.

Pretend Words - Students will see some words that aren’t real. They will say them using the rules they have learned about the sounds letters make.

Reading Sentences - Papers with pictures and sentences are put in front of students. Students try to read as carefully as they can.

-----MATH Kindergarten Universal Screener practice (128 slides)---------------------------

Identify Numbers - students read numbers aloud from a page

Discriminate Quantity - Students will see two numbers in a box. They must say the number that is larger.

Quantity Matching - This is a test in which students point at the number which matches the dots.

Numbers in Sequence - Students will see two numbers and a blank place. They must say the number that belongs in the blank.

Decomposing Numbers - This is a test in which students say how many are left over. They are not usually allowed to count the boxes in any way, including with their fingers.

Which Number is Missing? - Students will see two numbers and a blank place. They must say the number that belongs in the blank.

-----READING Kindergarten Universal Screener practice (244 slides)----------------------

Ideas about Print - This is an open-ended (not timed) test in which students answer questions about various concepts involved in early reading.

Names of Letters - This is a test in which students say the names of the letters that appear across the page.

Beginning Sounds - This is usually an open-ended (no timer) test in which students look at pictures of objects and identify which object starts with a particular letter sound.

Sounds of Letters - Students will see letters on a page, and they are to say the sounds that the letters make.

Segmenting Words - This is an oral test (no paper). The teacher says a word, and the student must say the sounds that are in the word.

Pretend Words - Students will see some words that aren’t real. They will say them using the rules they have learned about the sounds letters make.

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Enjoy, and if you find anything that needs to be changed, please let me know, and I'll upload a revised file.

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