The Winter easyCBM MOY assessment, allows me to check-in with each student's progress and ensure all students are growing as independent readers. When I check-in, I can also use the easyCBM MOY data to identify patterns and trends, negative and positive, and adjust my teaching accordingly to ensure each student's success and growth as independent readers and writers.
Middle of the Year Easy CBM Assessment (MOY)
The purpose of the middle of the year (MOY) assessment is to make sure the strategies that I have in place are working and that I see growth. If I do not see growth on student's MOY assessment then I need to implement new strategies to ensure student's growth on the EOY assessment.
Winter Letter Sounds Assessment
The middle of the year assessment illustrates students letter sounds growth and mastery. First grade readers, during the MOY assessment should be near mastery of his or her letter sounds to show progress towards strong reading skills.
The middle of the year letter sounds assessment is identical to the beginning of the year letter sounds assessment and continues to measure students ability to identify letter sounds in a timed limit of sixty-seconds. The Winter 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 Winter Letter Sounds Assessment.
The slideshow presents three artifacts from the winter letter sounds assessment. Students on this assessment demonstrate their knowledge of letter sounds in the time frame of sixty seconds. All three examples, are scores that demonstrate student growth and mastery scoring in the 75th percentile and higher.
Winter Word Reading Fluency Assessment
On the MOY assessments students begin to demonstrate mastery or growth in sight-word knowledge. Students results on the MOY and reading fluency assessment should demonstrate a growing ease with word reading and the word reading fluency assessment itself.
The Winter Word Reading Fluency assessment follows the same format as the Fall Word Reading Fluency assessment. There are two components of the assessment a student copy and an assessor copy. The assessor follows along as the student reads the words to mark the student's word knowledge throughout the sixty second assessment.
Winter Passage Reading Fluency Assessment
On average, in the middle of first grade students begin using all foundational reading skills simultaneously to read longer texts. The students on the MOY passage reading fluency assessment are demonstrating their ability to apply all reading skills together to master passage reading fluency. The results will vary for this assessment and indicate each student's comfort applying his or her reading skills.
The passage reading fluency assessment mirrors a similar format to the letter sounds and word reading fluency assessment. The assessment is composed of two components, a student and assessor copy. The student copy is placed in front of the student, and the assessor tracks the student's reading fluency with the assessor copy for each student. When the assessor says, "Begin" the student reads the as much as he or she can read of the passage for sixty-minutes, until the assessor says, "Stop."