The Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts define requirements not only for ELA but also for literacy in history/social studies, science, and technical subjects. The rationale for this interdisciplinary approach is based on extensive research establishing the need to develop proficient readers with the capacity to comprehend varied texts across a range of disciplines. Word ID Formative Assessments help to determine whether or not students are absorbing the foundational word analysis skills included in the standards.
Word ID Formative Assessments align with:
3. Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.
a. Use combined knowledge of all letter-sound correspondences, syllabication patterns, and morphology (e.g., roots and affixes) to read accurately unfamiliar multisyllabic words in context and out of context.