Reading Placement Inventory (Grade 2 Form A

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K12 Reading Placement Assessment #2, Part A

Reading Placement Inventory

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You should test your child when he or she is well rested and has adequate time to complete the test in a relaxed manner. dinning room or kitchen table). Talk with your child about the Reading Placement Inventory. The purpose of this test is to learn more about your child’s reading skills. like any other test.g.K12 Reading Placement Assessment #2. Use the information on page 10 of this booklet when making a grade placement decision for your child. lists of books your child has read successfully. and. This test is un-timed. please familiarize yourself with this manual and the test. more importantly. Part A The Reading Placement Inventory has been developed to assist parents/guardians in making educational placement decisions for their child when enrolling her or him in the K12 curriculum. 2. Page 2 .. Decisions about reading placement are best made by using multiple sources of information. To decide on the right program. your judgment. reading group placement. The test measures reading comprehension skills by asking the child to read an incomplete sentence and select the word that best completes the sentence. The test should be administered in a well-lighted area that is comfortable for the child (e. This is a short assessment that measures a child’s ability to read and understand text. the results can be used to help guide you in making the decision as to which grade to enroll your child. reports from teachers. Take a moment to read and answer the test questions. is just one source of evidence about a reader’s level of comprehension. Your child will select the best word by circling the letter next to the word. The location should also be free of distractions and interruptions. You can plan on about 20 to 30 minutes to complete the test. Test Administration Directions 1. While this inventory is not an exact measure of your child’s level of reading comprehension. Before administering the Reading Placement Inventory. The Reading Placement Inventory. you should consider information from other tests your child has taken.

Choose the word that best completes the sentence.” Choose the best word to fill in the blank. You can read the sentences to the child to help him or her understand the directions. Talk with your child about the correct answers and make sure that your child understands how to indicate his or her answer. Circle the letter next to your answer choice. you should let your child answer the questions on their own. read the sentence below “Sample Question 2. Part A Test Administration Directions (continued) 3. only circle one correct answer for each question. Page 3 . This test is designed to measure your child’s level of reading comprehension.” Choose the best word to fill in the blank. Read to your child: Read each sentence and the four words beside it. Circle the letter next to the word. go to page 9 for information about scoring the test and using the results. Circle the letter next to the word. Read to your child: Read each sentence and the four words beside it. Remember. only circle one correct answer for each question. Remember. Now go to the actual test that begins on page 5. Answer as many questions as you can. 5.” 4. without assistance. Read the first sentence below “Sample Question 1. The correct answer for Sample Question 1 is “A” and the correct answer for Sample Question 2 is “C. After your child has completed the Reading Placement Inventory. [pause] Now. Choose the word that best completes the sentence.K12 Reading Placement Assessment #2. Circle the letter next to your answer choice. Have your child complete the sample questions on page 4. Remember.

repair Page 4 . fool C. crack C. foot Sample Question 2 They _____ the fish tank with water. watch B.K12 Reading Placement Assessment #2. Part A Sample Questions Sample Question 1 We eat our _____. flood D. A. fill D. A. food B.

B. Abe Lincoln wanted to _____ the Union. .K12 Reading Placement Assessment #2. C. legs sailed brick squirrel moon spring boys guess loading glass fork dish tree blocks dish check mail brown mouth train bird brownie heart save Page 5 2. D. 4. A. B. A. Two _____ were playing with kites in the park. B. A. A. C. I needed to _____ the spelling with a dictionary. D. The shape of a fish’s _____ indicates what it eats. B. C. 5. B. D. 6. A. C. D. C. Part A Reading Placement Inventory Grade 2 Form A 1. Men were _____ the camels. 3. Three ships _____ into the harbor. B. C. D. A. D.

The _____ never seemed to agree about anything. 11. A. Beaches are crowded with people eager to get a _____ . C. D. A. A. C. 12. neighbors fair right fleet running afraid loser friendly jaws bread seething dancer promised sad swam porch refused stars past suggestion knew yellow story voice suntan tiny street trash Page 6 8. Part A 7. 9. B. A. C. D. Leaves almost hid our _____ . a middle and an end. B. B. C. A. A. D. A _____ is organized into a beginning. B. 13. A galaxy is a vast collection of _____ . 10. C.K12 Reading Placement Assessment #2. D. D. C. C. B. B. . He was _____ the teacher would not like him. A. B. D. D. Fish use their _____ to catch and tear their food.

A. ants distribute the _____ to be done. D.K12 Reading Placement Assessment #2. Part A 14. B. B. 16. C. The box mix _____ two dozen brownies. A. C. A. C. B. D. barren desert in Arizona. B. A. “Now don’t you dare _____ all over town without gas!” she would say to us when we started off. Page 7 . 17. A. C. 19. quick stove makes stars private women blouses weather Fingers Grapes Sleeps Ants hive stack work somehow townspeople pigeons dislike regret enjoyed necklace difficult drive 15. B. A. 18. C. B. The young _____ were driving through the hot. D. _____ are ruled by a queen. D. D. D. Like people. C. We walked to the village and waited for the _____ to open the market.

A. B.K12 Reading Placement Assessment #2. B. B. The _____ of a tree trunk is called the heartwood. C. B. A. D. C. C. C. grass center please harm stunned located moon answer announce box soon pink sheep flute nature flatfoot lake twice strong land tried traced absolve old 21. 22. D. A. Part A 20. B. Baghdad. C. the capital of Iraq. D. Everything in _____ had a spiritual life for the Eskimos. The principal told the teachers to _____ the cleanup contest. D. 24. America has often been called the _____ of opportunity. Page 8 . D. is _____ on the Tigris River. A. A. 25. 23. The _____ Indian’s sand picture was beautiful. B. C. D. A.

Answer Key—Grade 2. Part A Scoring the Reading Placement Inventory Use the answer key below to score the test. Count the number of questions that your child answered correctly.K12 Reading Placement Assessment #2. Refer to the chart at the bottom of the page for suggested grade placement within the K12 curriculum. Form A Question Number 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 Correct Answer B C A D C D A B A D B C A Question Number 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 Correct Answer C B D C A D B B A C D D Recommended Grade Placement Grade 1 # of Correct Responses 0 to 17 Grade 2 18 to 25 Page 9 .

• Is he able to read the text and explain what is happening in the story? • Can She pronounce at least 80% of the words correctly without prompting? How my child reads aloud from a book that he or she has not read before. consider all of the following: ˆ ˆ ˆ The grade my child would be in if he or she were to attend public school this year. Part A Using the Results form the Reading Placement Inventory To determine your child’s grade placement.K12 Reading Placement Assessment #2. The suggested grade placement for my child from the Reading Placement Inventory. • Can she pronounce at least 50% of the words correctly without prompting? • Can he explain what is happening in the story? ˆ Page 10 . How my child reads aloud from a book that he or she has read before.

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