It’s unfortunate, but every year we encounter struggling readers who have been lost in the shuffle or flown under the “reading radar” for years. So you can imagine how pleased we were to come across Spark it, a free reading assessment tool that not only evaluates readers’ skill level, but also offers recommendations for improvement and activities to develop their skills.
What impressed us about Spark It was its “user-friendliness.” As parents facilitate the four parts of the assessment, they’re guided by pop-up icons that tell them exactly what to do, when to do it and what they should say. Should parents experience any issues during the assessment, they can refer to the “tips” icon.
SparkIt assesses students’ proficiency in four areas:
Once the reading assessment is finished, you’ll receive instant results (see above picture) along with a personalized plan to help the reader improve his or her skills.
Thanks, this is really helpful. There is a girl at my church who is going into 6th grade and her grandparents were noticing her struggling with her schoolwork (specifically reading). I will suggest this.
Thanks for taking the time to read and respond! I appreciate it. I hope that she finds this to be a useful resource.
This is an excellent resource. I am currently taking a literacy class in graduate school and this will definitely be something I share with my fellow classmates!
I'm glad you found it helpful, Kayla!