Assessment Resources

KGCS Assessment Expectations for Reading and Math

Elementary Literacy Screening and Intervention Guidelines

Kindergarten
Lower case ABC recognition
Rhyme/Syllables Assessment

First Grade
PP Word Recognition (PALS Quick Check 1- PPT below)
Letter Name Spelling Inventory

Second Grade
Grade 1 Word Recognition (PALS Quick Check 1- PPT below)
Spelling Inventory (LN/WW Lists)

Third Grade
Fluency Screening (Quick Reads Level C Passage)
Spelling Inventory (WW List)

Fourth-Sixth Grade
Fluency Screening (Quick Reads Leveled Passages)
Optional Spelling Inventory (DSA or Journeys Inventory)

PALS Guidelines

K-1: Fall, Midyear, Spring for ALL students
Grade 2: Fall for ALL students; Midyear Spelling for ALL students, Reading for students who read below 4th grade in Fall; Spring for ALL students
Grade 3: Fall for ALL students; Midyear Spelling for ALL students, Reading for students who read below 5th grade in Fall; Spring for ID students only

Reading Intervention Guidelines
This document provides information about Reading Tiers and recommended interventions.

These documents organize the VDOE Reading Practice Items into Word Analysis and Comprehension skills across Grades 3-8. The links are also embedded in the live pacing guides. Use the Items to guide academic language and formative assessment in your reading classroom.

Academic Vocabulary on the VDOE Reading Practice Items

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