Assessing reading with the LLARS

The LLARS should be used to assess:

1 phoneme/grapheme knowledge

single word decoding (real words and nonwords)
3 reading heart words

4 reading unseen decodable texts (including fluency and comprehension).

It includes student sheets, teacher records and a class tracking spreadsheet.

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The LLARS assesses learners from Stages 1-7 Unit 5. It comprises 4 subtests: 

Subtest 1 Phoneme/grapheme knowledge

Subtest 2 Single word and nonword decoding

Subtest 3 Heart word recognition

Subtest 4 Unseen decodable texts. 

The LLARS will provide you with data that can be used to inform your explicit structured literacy teaching and interventions, as well as demonstrate student progress.

We recommend administering the LLARS after Stages 1-4 have been explicitly taught, and thereafter twice per year. If you are starting the LLLL program mid-year and/or have a composite class use the LLARS to assess each child and plan your teaching and starting point in the program using that data.

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