is used to monitor and track students' progress as often as weekly.
Students in first grade take AIMSweb tests in literacy and math.
- For literacy, there is a set of tests entitled Test of Early Literacy, all of which can be administered in minutes. First graders will also take a reading maze test. Additionally, in the winter an additional reading test, entitled Reading Curriculum-Based Measurement (R-CBM). Each of these tests has 4 parts. Click on the blue link for each test part and you can see a sample of the test (samples are kindergarten level examples).
Tests for Early Literacy:
*Here is a short explanation of what phonemes are:
A phoneme is the sound associated with each letter of the alphabet. Some letters have more than one sound. For example, the letter C can sometimes sound like an S, as the C in lace. Or the letter C can sometimes sound like a K, as the C in cat. Children who know about the connection between a letter and its phoneme have an easier time learning to read.
- students read a passage for 3 minutes. In places where there are 3 possible words, they need to select the word that correctly fits in the passage. Here is a sample passage from a first grade reading maze test.
- For math, first graders take a test of math computation. For first graders, this test covers the following:
- Size of numbers
- Column addition
- Basic facts
- Complex computation