Next Step Guided Reading Assessment


  • Next Step Guided Reading Assessment
    Streamlined Assessment for Data Driven Instruction

    Jan Richardson and Maria Walther know how overwhelming it can be to assess 25+ students as a first step to implementing guided reading. That’s why they’ve streamlined the process. Teachers administer three of the steps to the whole class within just a few days, allowing them to begin one-on-one conferences right away. Together, the four steps deliver rich information about students’ reading interests and motivation along with their current proficiency in word knowledge, phonics, fluency, and comprehension.


    • Next Step’s brand new-leveled assessment library provides literary and informational texts that reflect the complexity and text features recommended by higher standards.
    • Next Step assesses students’ reading skills more comprehensively, requiring students to read closely and give text-based answers.
    • Next Step’s Teacher Guide closes the loop between assessment and instruction with its ASSESS – DECIDE – GUIDE framework