Diagnostic Decoding Skills

Designed for: Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 6 Plus, Remedial
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This test can be given to groups or individuals and provides a practical means of assessing word analysis and decoding strengths and weaknesses.


Targeted Skills

  • Consonant Sounds
  • Short Vowel Sounds
  • Long Vowel Sounds
  • Consonant Blends Vowels Digraphs
  • Diphthongs
  • R Controlled Vowels
  • Consonant Digraphs

Highlighted Features

  • Determine decoding strengths and weaknesses for instructional planning
  • Provide additional help for students who lack essential reading skills
  • Identify trends in reading achievement at the classroom, school and district level
  • Provide information regarding the effectiveness of instructional programs Measure changes occurring over a specific instructional period
  • Comprehensive and easy to administer with no training required
  • Tests can be administered to groups or individuals
  • Evaluate students for program placement

Try Essential Skills Risk Free for 45 Days!

We're so confident that you'll love your Essential Skills software, we'll give you 45 days to try it out before you even pay!

Here's how it works:
  1. Place your order (no purchase order necessary)
  2. Try the software risk free for 45 days
  3. Pay the invoice at the end of the 45 days, or cancel and pay nothing

To order online, simply choose one of the license types below. You will have the option for us to invoice your school, or you can pay using a credit card. To order by phone, call 1-800-753-3727, or fax your order to 1-800-723-7718. We accept purchase orders, but they are not required.

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