Free Reading Level Assessment with Viva Phonics

Let’s explore the consequences of not knowing your child’s reading level, followed by the benefits of gaining this insight. We’ll briefly walk through our assessment process, offering you the opportunity to schedule a free reading assessment appointment to kickstart your child’s journey to successful reading.

Mapping Out Success in Your Child’s Reading Journey:
Start with a Free Reading Level Assessment

Understanding a child’s reading level is like having a roadmap for their learning journey. It guides teachers and empowers families to make informed decisions that positively impact their child’s future.

At Viva Phonics, we understand the importance of this at every stage. From the moment a parent reaches out for a free reading level assessment to the point where their child graduates as a successful reader, we’re here to help.

The Risks of Not Knowing

Missed Opportunities: Without awareness of a child’s reading level, families may solely rely on school grades, masking reading struggles until they surface during standardized tests, often too late for timely intervention.

Delayed Intervention: Reading difficulties left unaddressed can snowball into significant academic challenges, impacting overall academic performance and self-esteem.

Lost Confidence: Struggling with reading without proper support can erode a child’s confidence and enthusiasm for learning, leading to a cycle of disengagement.

Persistent Gaps: Failure to identify and address reading difficulties early on can lead to persistent learning gaps, posing long-term consequences for academic success and future opportunities.

The Benefits of Knowing

Personalized Learning: Starting with a free reading level assessment helps you understand your child’s current reading needs. This allows teachers and families to tailor instruction accordingly, ensuring optimal growth and development.

Targeted Intervention: Early identification of reading difficulties allows for timely intervention, preventing potential learning gaps from widening.

Building Confidence: Through targeted instruction and interventions, children are more likely to experience success, bolstering their confidence and fostering a love for reading.

Monitoring Progress: Regular progress checks enable teachers and families to track a child’s reading progress over time, celebrating achievements and addressing challenges as they come up.

Quick Start to Reading Success

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✔️ Get Instant Reading Analysis
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Zoom Into Reading Success!

The Assessment Process

The Assessment Process: DIBELS At Viva Phonics, we utilize the Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills (DIBELS) assessment tool. DIBELS offers a comprehensive evaluation of essential reading skills, including phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension. This research-based assessment provides valuable insights into a child’s reading proficiency, serving as a roadmap for targeted instruction and support.

Perform the Reading Level Assessment

We utilize a series of short assessments to check your child’s current literacy development.

  • Nonsense Word Reading Fluency
  • Word Reading Fluency
  • Oral Reading Fluency

These short measures will tell us if your child knows basic letter sounds and whether they can blend those sounds to read new words. We often notice that some children can read real words but struggle to read made-up words. This is because the skills they are learning may not be transferring to read new words.

Score Comparison

We compare the scores of the assessments to the established grade level benchmarks. The reading goals are listed on charts separated by grade level.

The benchmarks tell us where your child is supposed to score and where the child’s current reading abilities are. 

If your child falls in the critical red or yellow range — the lower ranges of the benchmarks, we can determine that Viva Phonics online tutoring services will be beneficial.

The red and yellow ranges mean that your child is reading below grade level and unless reading intervention takes place, your child may not meet the end of year grade level goals for reading. 

Don’t wait. It will only get harder to catch up.