Assessment Across the Content Areas

Word ID: Assessment Across the Content Areas

Using highly reliable discipline-specific formative assessments, middle and high school teachers can identify students who would benefit from instruction in multisyllabic word identification—a skill that is critical for reading and understanding English Language Arts (ELA), Math, Science, and Social Studies academic texts.

While all 12 assessments align with the same Multisyllabic Word Structure Scope & Sequence, the multisyllabic content area words tested in the four sets of assessments vary by academic discipline. Determined by the authors’ comprehensive Morpheme Frequency Study, assessments target prefixes, suffixes, and Greek combining forms that occur most frequently within a given content area.

Word ID Features

  • Assessment Plans with user-friendly instructions for preparing, administering, scoring, and interpreting the results
  • Tools and Resources for data-based instructional decision making
  • Student and Class Profile Forms for collecting and sharing assessment information
  • MorphoGraphic Tables that display frequent affixes and Greek combining forms within each content area
  • Word Search Puzzles that keep students engaged while their peers are assessed