Wheldall Assessment of Reading Lists
The Wheldall Assessment of Reading Lists (WARL) is a quick and simple measure of reading performance, designed to identify younger low-progress readers and for monitoring reading progress. Designed to assess the reading of students in Years 1 and 2, it is suitable for use by classroom teachers, learning support teachers and other school personnel involved in literacy instruction.
The WARL provides a set of 100-word lists, each of which include a selection of the most frequently occurring words, 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.
Customers purchasing InitiaLit–1 and MiniLit Sage (for the first time) will receive a free copy of the WARL with their Kit.
For WARL First-time Purchasers
To complete your First-time Purchase, please add the WARL Kit to your cart. Once you have completed the checkout process for this item, we will activate your WARL Membership and send a confirmation by email within two business days. You will then be able to return to the shop to purchase additional consumables and replacement components.
Please note: To get the most out of this program, we strongly recommend you also register for a Measuring Reading Progress Professional Development (PD) Workshop.