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Kindergarten Benchmark Assessment: 2020 Flex Curriculum

Kindergarten Benchmark Assessment: 2020 Flex Curriculum

Kindergarten Assessment Path Guidance

This assessment should be administered individually to students during a 15-minute block of time. Students will need access to a computer screen to see individual letters as they come across the screen. Teachers will need to have copies of the Letter Name and Sound Identification scoring sheet available to document each student's answers. It will be important for teachers to hear students as they say the sounds of each letter. Where possible, encourage students to find a quiet space to take the assessment to block out any background noise to ensure accurate detection of letter sounds. As students see each letter flash across the screen, in upper- and lowercase, ask students to say the letter first, followed by the sound that the letter makes. After recording students' responses, click on the slide to advance to the next letter until all fifty-two letters have been shared.