Schools & Districts Insights Everything You Need to Know about CommonLit’s Free Reading Assessment and Premium Assessment Series

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We know that it is critically important for teachers to collect accurate data on student reading performance. At CommonLit, we’re excited to offer two options to teachers and schools: the CommonLit Free Reading Assessment and the CommonLit Assessment Series.

In this blog post, we’ll tell you everything you need to know about these two different products.

CommonLit’s Free Reading Assessment: Free for Individual Teachers

The Free Reading Assessment is a completely free and easy-to-administer assessment designed to capture baseline data on student performance.

This assessment, which is available for students in grades 3–12, includes three reading passages, 20+ multiple-choice questions, and will assess students on a wide range of skills. Teachers can schedule this assessment directly through their account on CommonLit.

CommonLit’s Free Reading Assessment can be easily administered directly through CommonLit’s digital platform.

After students complete the assessment, teachers will immediately be able to view key data insights. Teachers can see how students performed on key reading skills and how they did in comparison to other students around the country who took the same grade-level diagnostic.

CommonLit Free Reading Assessment

CommonLit’s Assessment Series: An Affordable Solution for Schools and Districts

While the Free Reading Assessment is a one-time assessment, CommonLit’s Assessment Series includes three benchmark assessments and makes it easy for schools and districts to seamlessly track student progress throughout the year. Each assessment included comes with three reading passages and 20+ multiple-choice questions.

The CommonLit Assessment Series is available for grades 3–12 and can be unlocked when schools purchase CommonLit School Essential PRO ($3,000 per school/per year).

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CommonLit’s Assessment Series provides easy-to-read data reports that help teachers identify student needs.

After teams purchase School Essentials PRO, teachers will receive access to three specialized assessments. The first assessment is a Pre-Assessment that will allow teachers to collect baseline data on student performance. Teachers will then have the option to assign a Mid-Year Assessment that can be used to identify student progress and learning gaps. Finally, teachers will have access to a Post-Assessment that will provide comprehensive data on the growth that students have made throughout the year.

As soon as students complete each assessment, teachers receive access to actionable standards-based data reports that they can use to inform instruction.

Screenshot of overall performance by student data.

CommonLit’s Assessment Series also includes detailed reports that provide teachers with standards-based data, comparative data, and scaled scores for each student.

When schools or districts opt to purchase CommonLit School Essentials PRO, administrators will also receive comprehensive school- and district-wide data reports to measure student performance.

Bringing the Assessment Series to your School and District

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