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How to use the Unit Assessments: The unit tests are designed as a tool for teachers to assess student progress. These tests can be administered before each unit, to demonstrate prior knowledge, or after each unit, to demonstrate growth. There are two types of unit tests. A student directed test and a teacher directed test. •

The student directed test can be used as a whole class, small group, or individual assessment. There are ten questions for each unit test. The first five questions test basic vocabulary retention and comprehension. The last five questions test phonemic awareness, word recognition, and unit specific grammar, language, and math skills. 1. Pass out copies of the unit test to each student. 2. Instruct students to place their name and the date at the top of the paper. 3. Read each question and the answer choices twice. 4. Have them to point to each question as you read. 5. Pause to give students time to circle the correct picture or word response that answers the question. 6. Check to see that each student has answered the question before moving on to the next one.

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The teacher directed test is administered individually. It is divided into four parts: Reading, Speaking, Listening, and Writing. 1. The Reading assessment consists of 8 words that are read by the student. Point to each word and have the student read the words to you. Check the box if the word is read correctly. Place a slash in the box if the student attempts to sound out the word with some success. Leave it blank if the student is unable to read the word. 2. The Speaking assessment consists of 8 words or phrases that are repeated after the teacher and three open response questions. First, read each word or phrase and instruct the student to repeat what you say. Check the box if the word or phrase is repeated correctly. Place a slash in the box if the student attempts to repeat the word or phrase with some success. Leave it blank if the student is unable to read the word. Then, read each open response question. Write down the student’s answer and check off the box if they respond to the question correctly. 3. The Listening assessment consists of a short passage and listening comprehension question. Read the short passage to the student twice. Then, read the question and four answer choices. Pause to give the student time to respond. Check the box if they listen attentively and answer the story correctly. 4. The Writing assessment consists of a picture prompt and space for the student to write their answer. Instruct the student to study the picture. Then, have him or her write about the picture. Check the box if they wrote about the picture and used complete sentences, spelling, and grammar.


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