Elementary Literacy Support

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Assessments help educators make instructional decisions in their classrooms. They assess students' strengths and weaknesses, analyze the data collected, and then plan instruction accordingly.



Visit ASD Tube (available on ASD intranet only), Response to Instruction by Jennie Knutson, RTI Consultant


RTI at the Anchorage School District


RTI overview and resources from TRI Action Network


National RTI website


Positvie Behavioral Interventions and Supports


Anita Archer's Explicit Instruction


RTI Action Network


Florida's RTI website


Iowa's RTI website


SCOE's RTI Website (KF)



Free tool to create rubrics at RubiStar


Alaska Department of Education & Early Development Assessment Tools


San Diego Quick Assessment (Word document) from Davies, KY


Running Records



Scientific Reading Assessment Targeted Intervention and Follow-Up Lessons
By Maryann Manning, Shelly Chumley, Clark Underbakke


Strategies For Reading Assessment And Instruction: Helping Every Child Succeed
by D. Ray Reutzel (Author), Robert B. Cooter (Author)



Houghton Mifflin Phonics/Decoding Screening Test

This assessment is used to assess phonics and phonics-related skills. The various tasks have a list of letters or words to identify or decode. In addition to real words, pseudowords are used because students can’t memorize them, and must rely on their decoding skills to pronounce the words accurately.  


Phonics Decoding Test Spreadsheet adapted by Kelly Schnese (Excel file)

Phonics Decoding Test Spreadsheet List (Excel file)


This reading program provides an on-going progress monitoring structure that enables teachers to identify students’ skills and abilities. Go to the Lexia Web site »


Houghton Mifflin Leveled Reading Passages Assessment
This diagnostic assessment is individually administered and teacher scored. It provides valuable information regarding the students’ abilities in decoding words, fluency, and comprehension.


Record of Oral Reading Passages
A one-on-one record of oral reading using: HM leveled readers’ oral reading passages, story summaries from HM Teacher’s Resource Blackline Masters, or passages from other trade books. These can be used as an alternative to the Houghton Mifflin Leveled Reading Passages.


HM Assessments

Theme Skills Test "Class Record Spreadsheets" created by Diane Teekell-Opitz

Kindergarten (compressed stuffit/zip Excel files)

Grade 1 (compressed stuffit/zip Excel files)

Grade 2 (compressed stuffit/zip Excel files)

Grade 3 (compressed stuffit/zip Excel files)

Grade 4 (compressed stuffit/zip Excel files)

Grade 5 (compressed stuffit/zip Excel files)

Grade 6 (compressed stuffit/zip Excel files)


Integrated Theme Tests


Weekly Skills Test