The Spring easyCBM EOY ensures each student is ending the school year prepared for second grade. I also share this data with my second grade colleague to allow for her preparation for the upcoming school year. If students are still demonstrating difficulty with foundational skills, I present families with resources to summer programs in our city to encourage reading growth over the summer. Additionally, I send home a summer reading packet for all students, which continues to support students' growth as readers and writers in the summer months.
End of the Year easyCBM Assessment (EOY)
The end of the year (EOY) assessment ensures that students are ready to move to the next grade level and posses the necessary skills to access the upcoming grade-level curriculum. The EOY assessment gives information to the new teacher, as she or he prepares for the upcoming school year.
Spring Letter Sounds Assessment
The end of the year assessment measures each student's letter sounds knowledge to share with the upcoming teacher in second grade. By the end of first grade the goal is for each student to master letter sounds to build a strong foundation as a reader. If gaps in letter sound knowledge still exist, it is important to share with the upcoming teacher, family members, and student for second grade preparation and to continue to address the deficiency for the last months of the school year.
The end of the year letter sounds assessment is identical to the beginning of the year and middle of the year letter sounds assessment and continues to measure students' ability to identify letter sounds in a timed limit of sixty seconds. The Spring Letter Sounds Assessment is provided in two parts on the easyCBM assessment, including the student copy and the assessor copy. The student copy displayed on the left is displayed in front of the student and the assessor copy is marked by the teacher administering the assessment. To ensure my student's success on easyCBM assessments, I provide students with a ruler to move down the page as he or she reads each letter sound. This marker helps students keep track of where he or she is on the chart of letter sounds. Students have sixty seconds to say the sound each letter makes. Students start at the top of the page and read across each row. As students read, I provide scoring marks to indicate students letter sound knowledge. Please refer to the assessor copy examples below to gain an understanding of the scoring system for the Spring Letter Sounds Assessment.
Spring Word Reading Fluency Assessment
To demonstrate second grade reading readiness students should demonstrate an overall mastery of the word reading fluency assessment, reading each word with ease going through the rows. If students demonstrate difficulties on the word reading fluency assessment in the EOY window, this indicates, I need to leave a note for the upcoming teacher and communicate ways the family can assist the student in continuing his or her growth in sight-word knowledge as he or she prepares for second grade.
Spring Passage Reading Fluency Assessment
The EOY assessment will show passage reading fluency mastery, if students demonstrate a 50 percentile rating or above for letter sounds and word reading fluency. On the MOY and EOY passage reading fluency assessment student begin being measured fully as independent readers. The EOY assessment should demonstrate improving reading fluency from the MOY assessment.