Word ID Assessment Across the Content Areas

Multisyllabic Word Identification Formative Assessment

Using these 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.
For each content area there are three uniquely constructed formative assessments: a Maze Measure, a 20/20 Screener, and a 360° Diagnostic Exam. Beginning with the Maze Measure, these consecutively administered assessments systematically identify or verify students who have gaps in multisyllabic word identification skills. While all 12 assessments align with the same Scope & Sequence, the multisyllabic content area words tested in the four sets of assessments vary by academic discipline.

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