PRIDE Comprehensive Reading Assessment
"What is the PRIDE Comprehensive Reading Assessment?"
Assessment 1 – Decoding and Encoding Phonemes:
This section assesses the student’s ability to recognize phonemes both orally and written. Each phoneme within the list becomes more difficult as the list progresses.
Assessment 2 – Spelling Words:
This section focuses on the student’s ability to spell words. The words within each list become more difficult as the list progresses.
Assessment 3 – Reading Words Quickly:
This section measures the recognition of words out of context. The words within each list are of about equal difficulty.
Decoding and Encoding Phonemes
Hold up each sound card and ask the student to state the name of the letter and the sound that the letter makes. Circle the errors and then write in the space next to the circle what the student said. As soon as the student reaches 3 errors, stop the assessment.
Using the sound cards, have the student write down the letter(s) that makes the sound(s) you dictate on a separate sheet of paper with a pen. Circle the errors and then write in the space next to the circle what the student wrote. As soon as the student reaches 3 errors, stop the assessment.
Reading Words Quickly
Analysis and Placement
Looking at the Results:
There’s no perfect science to placing a student in the right program. Every child is different and you have to look at the results to determine where you feel they are best placed.
A good predictor would be if there are 2-3 missed words in a Level from both Assessment 2 – Spelling Words and Assessment 3 – Reading Words combined, you would typically would want to start them at that particular level or earlier, depending on the amount of gaps the student has.
If the student gets more than 3 wrong in the first 2 lines of Assessment 1, then that student might belong in our Beginning Consonants book.