Assessment Tools & Resources

This page contains assessment tools and data analysis/organization resources.

Formal Assessments, Diagnostics and Screeners:

Gab Lab Early Literacy Assessment/ Screener List: This table was created by the research teams at the Gaab lab at Boston Children’s Hospital and the Gabrieli lab at MIT. (Thank you to Ola Ozernov-Palchik, Michelle Gonzalez, Lindsay Hillyer, Carolyn King, Jeff Dieffenbach, John Gabrieli & Nadine Gaab)

Acadience Learning (formerly DIBELS Next) diagnostic assessment downloads (grades K to 6) – You need to sign up for a free account!

Phonological Awareness Screening Test (PAST) scoring sheet

Instructions for Administration of the PAST

Video of test administration

Phonological Awareness Skills Test (PAST)-Formal Diagnostic Form A- Scoring Sheet

Phonological Awareness Skills Test (PAST) Guidelines for Administering and Scoring

LETRS Phonics and Word Reading Survey – Administration and Scoring Record


Heggerty Phonemic Awareness Assessments


Phonemic awareness baseline assessments (K)


1st_Grade_Oral_Phonemic_Awareness_Assessment (includes mid year and end of year assessment)

Using Data Articles & Videos:

A Comprehensive K-3 Reading Assessment Plan: Guidance for School Leaders

Early Reading Assessment: A Guiding Tool for Instruction

Great online formative assessment tools.

Great infograph with 27 ways to assess for understanding

The Best Value in Formative Assessment ASCD article

Formative & Summative Assessment blog post by Justin Tarte

The Bridge Between Today’s Lesson and Tomorrow’s EL article March 2014

 What do we see in these data? video

Using Data in Instructional Improvement (Dr. Jan Hasbrouck)

Running Record – demonstration of coding and analysis of miscues (video)

Using Running Records Inform Teaching