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Grade 1 and Grade 2 Benchmark Assessment: 2020 Flex Curriculum

Grade 1 and Grade 2 Benchmark Assessment: 2020 Flex Curriculum

Grade 1 Assessment Path Guidance

This assessment should be administered individually to students during a 10-minute block of time. Students will need access to technology to be able to hear the teacher reading words and sentences aloud, and to be able to show written responses for the teacher to analyze. To adapt the EL Education Reading Foundations benchmark assessment for remote learning, teachers should prioritize the spelling portion of the first grade assessment path. Students will not see any slides during this portion; teachers will read words and sentences that accompany those words from the available word list. Read the words aloud, and ask the students to write the words on a sheet of paper and then share their spelling of the words after each sentence. Each spelling list contains twelve words. If a student exhibits discomfort or extreme difficulty after spelling five words, consider stopping the assessment and using a list from a lower microphase. The first grade assessment path begins with the partial alphabetic list, which is the first microphase for spelling words. If the partial spelling list is too difficult, the student should be placed in the late pre-alphabetic microphase.

Grade 2 Assessment Path Guidance

This assessment should be administered individually to students during a 10-minute block of time. Students will need access to technology to be able to hear the teacher reading words and sentences aloud, and to be able to show written responses for the teacher to analyze. To adapt the EL Education Reading Foundations benchmark assessment for remote learning, teachers should prioritize the spelling portion of the second grade assessment path. Students will not see any slides during this portion; teachers will read words and sentences that accompany those words from the available word list. Read the words aloud, and ask the students to write the words on a sheet of paper and then share their spelling of the words after each sentence. Each spelling list contains twelve words. If a student exhibits discomfort or extreme difficulty after spelling five words, consider stopping the assessment and using a list from a lower microphase. The second grade assessment path begins with the full alphabetic list.