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Assessments for Reading Chart General Screening Assessments Definition: General screenings help identify children who may need diagnostic screenings. It helps identify which students are at risk of struggling with reading at the beginning of the year. (Reading Rockets) Describe the purpose: To determine if students may be at risk for developing struggles in any of the areas the assessment focuses on. Describe to whom is it administered: Given to every student within the classroom. Describe when is it given: Generally given three times a year and these assessments should last only one to seven minutes (Project Ideal). Grade level: At minimum from kindergarten to fifth grade (Jan Hasbrouck). 100-150 word explanation of how this assessment is beneficial and what challenges you might encounter when implementing: General Screening Assessments are given to all students and usually given three times a year. The assessment provides simple ways for a teacher to measure a student’s ability levels in reading, writing/spelling, calculations, and problem solving (Project Ideal). They will tell the teacher if the student is at grade level with a focus area within the assessment. For those who may score significantly below grade level, there will need to be a plan for an intervention in hopes of raising their understandings within that specific content area. Challenges may vary for these assessments, the main one being the environment in which the assessment is given. Teachers need to give the assessment in an environment Links to three website examples: Project Ideal Reading Rockets Jan Hasbrouck RTI Action Network
that has little to no stimulation, otherwise these tests may not be based off the student’s true ability. During these assessments it can be noted that a student may not perform art their best ability within a certain environment, such as it being given during small group with multiple conversations or during a whole class activity. Diagnostic Testing Assessments Definition: These are pretests and serve has a way to measure what a student already knows about a topic (Tookoian, 2018). Describe the purpose:

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