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STEP 1: Complete the reading tests

To select an appropriate Cracking the ABC Code Multisensory Reading Program you need to find out the student’s current age equivalent reading level and phonic knowledge. This information also provides base line data so you can assess the student’s improvement at the completion of the program. If your child’s literacy has recently been assessed you can use these results. If the age-equivalent scores have not been provided, you can ask the assessor for this information.

It is critical that when you administer these test that you:

  • Do NOT provide any feedback (i.e., do not indicate if the answer is correct or incorrect). 
  • Do NOT show the student the test before or after the assessment.
  • Do NOT specifically teach any of the words in the assessments.
  • Keep the assessment moving along. If the student doesn’t know how to read or spell a word, just go immediately onto the next word.
  • Follow the instructions written at the top of the assessment.

Reading Test      Phonic Test 3

STEP 2: Complete the spelling tests

Now complete the spelling tests to determine the student’s current age equivalent spelling level and the types of mistakes being made.

SpellingTest       SpellingTest Analysis      Phonic Test

STEP 3: Select the appropriate multisensory reading program

Click on the level to find the resources.

If your child can decode well but has difficulty with comprehension choose a suitable level Reading for Comprehension book. 

READING AGE SCORED ON READING TEST
<6.02
years
6.03-
6.06
years
6.06-
7.00
years
7.00-
8.00 years
8.00-10.00 years >10.00 years
Doesn’t know alphabet  Multisensory Reading Level 1
Knows alphabet not digraphs  Multisensory Reading Level 2A  Multisensory Reading Level 2B
Knows
a few digraphs
Level 3A square Level 3B square Level 3C square Level 4 square

Note: 6.06 years refers to 6 years and 6 months.

STEP 4:  Select the appropriate multisensory spelling program

Click on the level to find the resources.

If your child’s difficulty is writing rather than spelling, choose an appropriate Writing Program.

SPELLING AGE SCORED ON  SPELLING TEST

<5.06 years

5.06-8.00 years

8.00-14.06 years

Level 1 Reading Program

Spelling square 1

Level 2A Reading Program

Spelling square 2 Spelling square 3

 

 

Spelling square 4 Spelling square

Note: 5.06 years refers to 5 years and 6 months.

Step 5: Complete a program

On completion of a program, reassess your child to determine if any further intervention is required and if so, which program would be appropriate.

You may find it beneficial to consolidate the material covered by continuing on with an appropriate level:

If you have any questions or need assistance, please ask.

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