San Diego Quick Assessment1The San Diego Quick Assessment is very quick word list test that a teacher can use to tentative...
Teacher’s CopyPreprimer        Primer       Grade 1see              you          roadplay             come         liveme ...
Grade 5      Grade 6         Grade 7scanty       bridge          amberbusiness     commercial      dominiondevelop      ab...
Grade 11galorerotundacapitalismamnestyrisibleexoneratesuperannuateluxuriatepiebaldcrunch
Student’s CopyPP               P                IIsee              you              roadplay             come             ...
VIII           IX              Xcapacious      conscientious   zanylimitation     isolation       jerkinpretext        mol...
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San diego quick assessment graded word list

  1. 1. San Diego Quick Assessment1The San Diego Quick Assessment is very quick word list test that a teacher can use to tentatively identify a student’s current independent, instructional, and frustration reading levels to help select text of appropriate level for guided or directed reading and to encourage a student to read independently.  Administering the Test  1. Hand the student the Student’s Copy of the test and ask him to read aloud each word from a list at least two years below his grade. If the student misses any words, go to easier lists until they make no errors. This is the student’s base reading level.  2. Ask the student to read each word in a list in sequence. Write phonetically what the student says for each word he misreads. Be sure to have the student read every word so you can assess his decoding strategies.  3. Stop the assessment on the list at which the student misses at least three words.  Scoring the Test  Identify the students independent reading level as the grade level of the list on which he misreads one or fewer words.  Identify the students instructional reading level as the grade level of the list on which he misreads two words.  Identify the students frustration reading level as the grade level of the list on which he misreads three words. 1 This copy of the San Diego Quick Assessment was retrieved from  http://content.scholastic.com/content/collateral_resources/pdf/b/building_fluency_checkup.pdf,  September 11, 2009. The original source is La Pray, Margaret and Ramon Ross. (1969). The Graded Word  List: Quick Gauge of Reading Ability. Journal of Reading, 12(4), 305‐307. 
  2. 2. Teacher’s CopyPreprimer Primer Grade 1see you roadplay come liveme not thankat with whenrun jump biggergo help howand is alwayslook work nightcan are springhere this todayGrade 2 Grade 3 Grade 4our city decidedplease middle servedmyself moment amazedtown frightened silentearly exclaimed wreckedsend several improvedwide lonely certainlybelieve drew enteredquietly since realizedcarefully straight interrupted
  3. 3. Grade 5 Grade 6 Grade 7scanty bridge amberbusiness commercial dominiondevelop abolish sundryconsidered trucker capillarydiscussed apparatus impetuousbehaved elementary blightsplendid comment wrestacquainted necessity enumerateescaped gallery dauntedgrim relativity condescendGrade 8 Grade 9 Grade 10capacious conscientious zanylimitation isolation jerkinpretext molecule nauseaintrigue ritual gratuitousdelusion momentous linearimmaculate vulnerable ineptascent kinship legalityacrid conservatism aspenbinocular jaunty amnestyembankment inventive barometer
  4. 4. Grade 11galorerotundacapitalismamnestyrisibleexoneratesuperannuateluxuriatepiebaldcrunch
  5. 5. Student’s CopyPP P IIsee you roadplay come liveme not thankat with whenrun jump biggergo help howand is alwayslook work nightcan are springhere this today IVII III decidedour city servedplease middle amazedmyself moment silenttown frightened wreckedearly exclaimed improvedsend several certainlywide lonely enteredbelieve drew realizedquietly since interruptedcarefully straightV VI VIIscanty bridge amberbusiness commercial dominiondevelop abolish sundryconsidered trucker capillarydiscussed apparatus impetuousbehaved elementary blightsplendid comment wrestacquainted necessity enumerateescaped gallery dauntedgrim relativity condescend
  6. 6. VIII IX Xcapacious conscientious zanylimitation isolation jerkinpretext molecule nauseaintrigue ritual gratuitousdelusion momentous linearimmaculate vulnerable ineptascent kinship legalityacrid conservatism aspenbinocular jaunty amnestyembankment inventive barometerXIgalorerotundacapitalismamnestyrisibleexoneratesuperannuateluxuriatepiebaldcrunch

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