January Testing


The AST team will not be meeting with reading groups for about 2 weeks because January school wide reading assessments began today.  I will continue to send home reading bags for first grade students during this time.

The January Assessments include:

Kindergarten Assessments – Sight words (The words tested are found on this blog.), letter names, letter sounds, first sound in words when asked orally – (“What is the first sound in the word man?” /m/), Segmenting sounds in words when asked orally –  (What are all the sounds in the word cat? /c/ /a/ /t/) and an assessment to determine overall reading level.

First Grade – Sight words (The words tested are found on this blog.), blending of letter sounds with a consonant, vowel, and consonant to create a pretend word (for example, “mip”), reading passages at the first grade level and an assessment to determine overall reading level.

Second Grade – Sight words (The words tested are found on this blog.), reading passages (oral reading and comprehension) at the second grade level and an assessment to determine overall reading level.

As always, please feel free to contact me if you have any questions about the assessments, our schedule or anything else.

julie.yoder@pennmanor.net 717-872-9530 Ext. 3014



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Update on your child’s progress:

I am sending home your child’s updated assessment graphs today. As you know, every other cycle a one minute assessment is done with your child to track progress. Kindergarten students are monitored on their ability to identify letter names. First graders are monitored for the first half of the school year with “pretend words” and second graders with oral reading passages.

If you have not received this information in the past and would like to, please let me know. As always, let me know if you have any questions. Have a great holiday!

julie.yoder@pennmanor.net 717-872-9530 Ext. 3014

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End of Year Information

*Yesterday was the last day of reading groups for the year and last evening for reading bags.

*Thanks to all of you that returned the AST Evaluation. I appreciate your feedback!

*Some of you have asked if your child will receive reading support in the fall. We will assess all students in the fall and provide reading supports based on the fall information.

As always, let me know if you have any questions. Thank you for your support this year!

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Summer Tutoring

I now have a list of LeTort teachers that do private tutoring in the summer. Let me know if you would like me to send it to you.

julie.yoder@pennmanor.net

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PSSA Testing and Reading Groups

Because the Academic Support Team is helping to administer PSSA tests, we will not be meeting with reading groups on testing days (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday of this week and Wednesday and Thursday of the following week). I will continue to send home reading bags.

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