High-Frequency Words Assessments
Assess recognition of common sight words
The High-Frequency Words Assessments help measure a student's ability to recognize and read high-frequency words, or sight words. Assessments that target top high-frequency words are available in printable and projectable formats and as eAssessments. Assign an additional set of eAssessments to evaluate students on more than 220 of the most common words in the English language, compiled using several popular word lists, including Dolch and Fry.
Why Use High-Frequency Words Assessment
Since high-frequency, or sight, words are essential to fluent reading, and since many are not decodable, repeated exposure and memorization are crucial for students to be able to read quickly and fluently.
Recorded assessments provide a way for you to listen to students reading aloud at a time that is convenient for you. Scoring the assessment with our easy-to-use tool helps you to determine which high-frequency words require the focus of your instruction.
How to Use High-Frequency Words and Most Common Words Assessments
Assign an Assessment using the Kids A-Z Student Management area. The High-Frequency Words Assessments will present from the high-frequency words used in a set of High-Frequency Words Books. The Most Common Words Assessments will present from 15-27 high-frequency words at a time from the Learning A-Z word list. Use the "i" to see which words are in each assessment when you assign one.
Use the printable or projectable versions of the High-Frequency Word Assessments for additional practice. Have the student read the words in each column and place a check mark next to those read incorrectly. Track student progress using the High-Frequency Words Graph, and provide additional practice before reassessing with the Flashcards.
On Kids A-Z, students record themselves reading the high-frequency words presented in random order one at a time (for three seconds or more depending on whether you choose to set a timer) and submit the recording to your Kids A-Z In Basket .
Our easy-to-use online tool allows you to score the number of words a student reads correctly and automatically calculates the student's words per minute and words correct per minute to determine an accuracy percentage.
Use the Notes to Self field to keep track of which words individual students missed. Notes that you make in this field show up in Assessment Reports in Kids A-Z.