Wheldall Assessment of Reading Lists (WARL)
MultiLit has now developed a reading assessment tool for younger students in Years 1 and 2, the WARL (Wheldall Assessment of Reading Lists)
As a companion test to the WARP (Wheldall Assessment of Reading Passages), the WARL provides a set of 100-word lists, which students read for just one minute. The number of words read correctly provides a measure of the student’s level of oral reading fluency, and the benchmarks provided allow for the easy identification of the bottom 25% of students.
As a fast and simple measure to administer, the lists can then be utilised on a weekly or bi-weekly basis to monitor the performance of individual low-progress readers.
To learn more about administering the WARL and WARP, as well as a variety of other reading assessment tools, register for the Measuring Student Reading Progress for Schools Professional Development Workshop – find dates and locations for upcoming workshops, visit the workshop page linked above.