Literacy Information and Communication System

The San Diego Quick Assessment

The San Diego Quick Assessment is a set of graded word lists that you can use to determine your learner's Word Recognition ability.

You can find this assessment at http://homeschooling.gomilpitas.com/articles/060899.htm

It can also be found in these two print sources:
  • Ekwall, E., & Shanker, J.L. (1988). Diagnosis and remediation of the disabled reader (3rd edition). Boston, MA: Allyn and Bacon, Inc., pp. 102-103.

  • La Pray, M., & Ramon, R. (1969). The graded word list: Quick guage of reading ability. Journal of Reading, 12(4), 305-307.

Note: for purposes of this web site, if you use the list from either the Ekwall or La Pray source, please treat the "Primer" level of the San Diego Quick Assessment as GE 1. Then, treat the San Diego Quick Assessment Level 1 as GE 2, Level 2 as GE 3, Level 3 as GE 4, and so on.

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