Free Reading Assessment Test
Have the student read the following story aloud. Listen carefully. Count the number of miscalled, added or omitted words.
Test Story: At the Circus
Today the circus was in town. It was a chance to see lions and tigers and clowns in bright costumes. I especially wanted to watch the famous flying pigeons. I visited their giant cage. I did a quick count. There were probably fifty pigeons inside. All of them had beady eyes as black as coal. They ruffled their glistening feathers. I stared at them but they ignored me. The announcer stepped up to the podium. There was a thunder of applause. I raced up the stairs to my seat. The circus was about to begin.