K and 1 Beginning of Year Testing Sign-Up

Northwest ISD administers diagnostic assessments for both reading and mathematics for all
students when they start the school year. The purpose of these assessments is to provide
useful information which teachers use to plan the most appropriate instruction for each
child. This year for kindergarten and first grade, these assessments will occur before school
starts. By assessing as many students as possible before the start of school, we have more
knowledge of the students and can begin instruction with them right away. Schluter has chosen
Monday, August 12 and Friday, August 16 to administer the assessments. You can sign up
here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090E4EAFAB2CA7FE3-beginning.
Please plan to be at Schluter for 30-45 minutes while we assess your child. During this time, all
the teachers in the building will be assessing students in an efficient manner. If you need a time
to conference with the teachers please reach out to the teachers or administration. Your child's
data will be sent home the first few weeks of school. The assessments include:
 Uppercase and lowercase letter identification
 Letter sound
 Independent text level
 Counting objects
 Understanding quantity
 Composing and decomposing numbers

First Grade
 Sight word identification
 Independent text level
 Estimation
 Groups of 10
 Skip counting by twos, fives, and tens
 Subitizing

If you have any questions about this information, scheduling, or for additional clarification,
please contact us.