Advanced Decoding Survey Plus Complimentary Download
The ADS Plus allows teachers to refine their understanding of students who are exhibiting reading difficulties with multisyllable words or words with advanced vowels. The results can be entered into the Grouping Matrix™ to more effectively target students’ specific decoding issues.
The survey can be used in various ways:
- As a screener to measure decoding ability amongst your whole student population. This helps drive decisions about administering additional assessments.
- As a diagnostic to confirm deficits that were detected by the Beginning and Advanced Decoding Survey.
ADS Plus assesses the ability to decode the complex phonics structure students encounter in grades 4–12:
- Advanced vowel patterns (real and nonsense words)
- Multisyllable words with all common syllable types (real and nonsense words)
Other Complimentary Downloads
Really Great Reading offers a family of complimentary diagnostic tools and a complimentary online data management system which groups students based on their decoding strengths and weaknesses. Our sample lesson plans help educators understand our approach and illustrate what makes Really Great Reading an emerging leader in literacy education.
This complimentary set of assessments includes informal diagnostic tools designed to quickly assess pre-decoding skills in emerging readers. These assessments are commonly used in Kindergarten and 1st grade, and with older students who perform well below expectations on basic reading tests. The Pre-Decoding Skills Survey is not yet aligned with the Grouping Matrix. However, it is an important first step in identifying students in emerging readers for early remediation.
This download includes the Beginning Decoding Survey and Advanced Decoding Survey. These quick assessments of decoding skills help educators identify which students have decoding deficits impairing their ability to comprehend. When scored properly, the data can be leveraged to determine what types of instruction will have the maximum impact on student success. These assessments are also great for progress monitoring. Commonly used in grades 1-12.
Phonics Blitz™ is part of Phonics Suite. It is a set of 50 intervention lessons for grades 4-12 and is designed for students with mild, moderate or specific decoding deficits. Blitz can be taught by a wide range of educators. The instruction teaches students how to accurately read complex multi-syllable words, and quickly helps them become more confident and effective readers. It is commonly used in RTI and ELL intervention settings for grades 4-12.
Phonics Boost ™ is part of Phonics Suite. It is a set of 80 intervention lessons for students in grades 2–12. Boost is designed for older students with significant or severe decoding deficits or for students in grades 2–3 who are experiencing difficulties acquiring phonics knowledge. Boost instruction teaches students how to accurately read basic words yet quickly moves on to complex multi-syllable words. It is commonly used in RTI, Special Education, and ELL intervention settings for grades 2-12.