Components of Achievement Testing

Assess all areas related to reading

Phoneme Awareness and Phonological Processing
Knowledge of the print code:  decoding and spelling
Knolwedge of high  frequency words
Decoding fluency

Comprehension of various kinds of text

Listenting comprehension of text level language
Reading fluency at text level
Comprehension of complex sentences

Spelling is part of reading

Both depend on awareness of  print as a code for speech

letters stand for sounds

patterns of letters stand for sounds:  igh, ph

the rime part of syllables determine sounds:   AG in rag vs AGE in rage, IG in rig vs IGHT in right

Written Language Evaluation

Organizaation and Cohesion

Text Structure

Purpose
Argument

Self Expression
Verbal Expression

Use of Reference and Transition words for connections
Content
Conventions
Spelling
Vocabulary

Math Evaluation

Calculations

Meaning of Algorithms

Relationships among Algorithms

Invented Algorithms - valid and not valid

Problem Solving language

Organization of Problem Information

Organization of Approach to Solution

Problem Exploration

Concepts

Number Concept and Intuition

Measurement

Functional and Applied Skills