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Elementary Literacy Assessment

NLPS Reading Screeners

The NLPS Primary Assessment of Reading Screener (PARS) is a K-3 reading assessment. The assessments are mostly based on end of year learning targets derived from the current BC Curriculum. As the grade increases, the assessment becomes a combination of a formative assessment and a screener. 

In 2014, all primary teachers in NLPS gathered to identify the critical skills that are important to teaching reading. Many subtests were considered, but in the end, the assessment represents the most valued components by NLPS teachers, which resulted in our locally-developed assessment tool.

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NLPS Writing Assessment

Video Tutorials and FAQ

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Email thelearningline@sd68.bc.ca with “PARS” or “EAssess” in the subject line.

KInderGarten PARS

The documents below are required to complete the Kindergarten Primary Assessment of Reading Screener and are directly reflected by the assessment in the E-Assess database.  

Grade 1 PARS

The documents below are required to complete the Grade 1 Primary Assessment of Reading Screener and are directly reflected by the assessment in the E-Assess database.  

Grade 2 PARS

The documents below are required to complete the Grade 2 Primary Assessment of Reading Screener and are directly reflected by the assessment in the E-Assess database.  

Grade 3 PARS

The documents below are required to complete the Grade 3 Primary Assessment of Reading Screener and are directly reflected by the assessment in the E-Assess database.  

Grade 4

Description

Fluency

  • Teacher record
  • Student view

Comprehension

  • Teacher script
  • Practice passage / Student view
  • Teacher record
  • Student passage with comprehension questions
Nonsense Words
  • Summary Sheet
  • Student view
  • Teacher record

Helpful Documents


Grade 5

Description

Fluency

  • Teacher record
  • Student view

Comprehension

  • Teacher script
  • Practice passage / Student view
  • Teacher record
  • Student passage with comprehension questions
Nonsense Words
  • Summary Sheet
  • Student view
  • Teacher record

Helpful Documents


Grade 6

Description

Fluency

  • Teacher record
  • Student view

Comprehension

  • Teacher script
  • Practice passage / Student view
  • Teacher record
  • Student passage with comprehension questions
Nonsense Words
  • Summary Sheet
  • Student view
  • Teacher record

Helpful Documents


Grade 7

Description

Fluency

  • Teacher record
  • Student view

Comprehension

  • Teacher script
  • Practice passage / Student view
  • Teacher record
  • Student passage with comprehension questions
Nonsense Words
  • Summary Sheet
  • Student view
  • Teacher record

Helpful Documents


Grades 4-7 Early Literacy Intermediate Screener (ELIS)

The ELIS is a screening tool to help understand a students’ early reading skills.  The ELIS is made up of subtests from the Primary Assessment of Reading Screener (PARS).

Grade 8 Reading Assessment

The documents below are required to complete the Grade 8 Reading Assessment.