Assessment 9-12

Typically for students aged 9-12, the nature and purpose of the reading tasks and the texts that they read become increasingly complex. Expectations of their ability to read and comprehend texts to learn new and challenging content are demanding, especially for students who have reading difficulties and dyslexia. 

These students may need additional practice with, or explicit teaching of foundational skills,  in reading, writing speaking and listening and increased experiences with and exposure to oral language which all support reading comprehension.

Assessing the following aspects of knowledge in reading development will support in the identification of students with reading difficulties and dyslexia: