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Text Box: Have your child read aloud down each column starting with the one at the far left.   Be sure to note the number of reading errors made in a column.   If two or fewer reading errors are made in a column, then read the next column to the right and continue to the next grade level, if necessary, until your child commits three or more reading errors in a column, then stop the assessment.
our	city	decided	scanty
please	middle	served	business
myself	moment	amazed	develop
town	frightened	silent	considered
early	exclaimed	wrecked	discussed
send	several	improved	behaved
wide	lonely	certainly	splendid
believe	drew	centered	acquainted
quietly	since	realized	escaped
carefully	straight	interrupted	grim

Interpreting the Results—Note in which columns your child made 1, 2 and 3 reading errors.  One error indicates the child’s independent reading level, while two errors indicate the child’s instructional level, and three errors indicate the child’s frustration level.  On this page the second column represents grade level reading, the third column is one grade above grade level and the fourth column is two grades above grade level.    If, for example, the child makes one reading error in column two, two in column three and three in column four then her independent reading level is at grade level (column two), her instructional level is one grade higher, and her frustration level is two grades higher.   These reading levels are defined on the definitions page.

Pre-Primer     Primer     1st Grade     2nd Grade     3rd Grade     4th Grade     5th Grade and Later
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