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Quick Phonics Screener (QPS)
Read Naturally has partnered with Dr. Jan Hasbrouck to make the Quick Phonics Screener (QPS) available to educators. QPS is an informal, individually administered, diagnostic phonics assessment that is appropriate for assessing kindergarten through adult students.
QPS Second Edition rearranges the 10 skill sets in the first edition into 13 skill sets to help educators fine-tune their interpretation of the results. The new version also includes more explicit instructions for administration and scoring, and more examples of student scenarios to help educators interpret the results.
HOW IT WORKS
QPS is an untimed, criterion-referenced assessment that measures a student’s ability to pronounce the phonetic elements in real and nonsense words. QPS is appropriate for K-adult and comes in forms A, B, and C. Teachers administer only those tasks that are appropriate for a student’s age, grade, and performance level.
Teachers can quickly and accurately diagnose their students’ strengths and instructional needs. Results can be used to monitor students’ progress as their phonics skills develop.
Phonetic Elements Assessed
QPS measures a student’s ability to recognize, decode, and pronounce the following phonetic elements:
- Letter Names
- Letter Sounds
- VC and CVC
- Common Beginning- and Ending-Consonant Digraphs
- CVCC and CCVC
- Silent e
- R-Controlled Vowels
- Advanced Consonant Sounds, Silent Consonants, and Consonant Digraphs
- Vowel Digraphs, Diphthongs, and Advanced Vowel Sounds
- Common Prefixes and Common Suffixes
- Two Syllables
- Three Syllables
- Four Syllables
This manual includes:
- An overview of QPS’s purpose and rationale
- Instructions for administering, scoring, and using the results
- Reproducible masters of examiner scoring sheets (Each teacher is allowed to make copies of the examiner scoring sheet only for his/her own students.)
- Student examples and sample examiner scoring sheets to help you accurately interpret results and plan appropriate instruction for your students
- A pronunciation guide with the correct pronunciation of assessment items.
- A bibliography of related resources
This is a durable, spiral-bound book with three forms of the student assessment to support progress monitoring in the fall, winter, and spring of the school year.
You can use this one-page overview as a reference when you administer the assessment or for a quick review of the steps.