During the first weeks of school, it is important to determine children's reading levels. The Diagnostic Placement Test, designed to be administered to groups of students, measures important skills in Phonics/Phonological Awareness, grade level Vocabulary, and Reading Comprehension. For most students, results from this test will provide the initial screening information you'll need for instructional planning.
Many children develop reading skills rapidly and at different rates. The Diagnostic Placement Test provides an entry-level assessment and a baseline from which to judge children’s progress. However, each child should be assessed periodically to monitor his or her progress and help make adjustments in instructional plans or grouping.