Being in the second month of kindergarten this student exceeds the benchmark. She canidentify 26 lowercase letters when the average can identify 24-26 in the tenth month of the school year.This student could benefit from writing the alphabet and a teacher observing so(conducted). The student writes in all uppercase letters, 26 letters in the correct order, andno letter reversals. After the letter “N” the student had to stop and begin to sing thealphabet so she could get the rest of the letters in the proper order.
Phonological Assessment: Rhyme Identification
9 correct out of 9 total = 100%This task was easily completed, the student moved very quickly. As I beganreading her each object aloud, she answered within seconds. She at times wanted to readthe objects along with me and once got an object wrong calling a “pan” a “pot.”
Phonological Assessment: Beginning Sounds: Alliteration
8 correct out of 8 = 100%The student was moving so quickly that she asked me to stop reading the picture,“I can do it by myself.”*Being in the second month of kindergarten this student exceeds the benchmark. She canidentify eight correctly now, while the majority of kindergarten students identify eight atthe end of the 10 month school year.
Synthetic Phonics: Beginning Letter-Sounds Identification
16 correct out of 16 = 100%The student moved quickly through this assessment. I monitored to be sure sheread each object correctly as she circled the objects. On the last four letters the studentdid not need me to read aloud or correct her images. Also, the student did not look atsome of the third images if the first two rhymed.Letter “P,” took about one minute to think about and finally understood, this was a hardletter for her.Letter “S,” in the images, the student missed the “sink” for “soap,” yet they both beganwith the same sound, therefore she answered correctly.Letter “K,” “L,” “Y,” were all easily comprehended for her.*Being in the second month of kindergarten this student exceeds the benchmark. Shecompleted 16 out of 16 correct, while in the 10 month of school most kindergartners canlabel at least 14 out of 16 correct.
Kindergarten Spelling Inventory
Beginning Phonemes: 5 correct out of 5 = 100%Middle Phonemes: 4 correct out of 5 = 80% missed a in nap, “np”Ending Phonemes: 5 correct out of 5 = 100%Total: 14 correct out of 15 = 93%The student had one letter reversal. Two words were spelled correctly, “log” and“jet.” Three words were spelled incorrectly, “np,” “cid,” and “gom.”