As students return to school, it is important to know how many words they know automatically (i.e. can recognise and say within 3 seconds without sounding out).
- Record responses on the Magic Words Record Form
- Score the total number of words
- Number of words is a strong predictor of test level
- Triangulate data and check score against Australian Benchmarks
The number of words a student knows should confirm, and correlate with their Reading Text Level.