We take a spelling PRE-TEST every Friday on the next week's words. Students have never seen these words and have not studied these words in advance. If your child receives a 9 or above on the PRE-TEST, they will be placed on the "Alternative List" for the following week. If you child does not get any of the words correct, they will be placed on the "Emerging List" for the following week. No one is pre-assigned to a list and your child can move from list to list each week based on their PRE-TEST.
Also, your child will take a spelling POST-TEST on Fridays. We have three levels - Emerging, Regular, and Alternative. The majority of the first grade is on the Regular Spelling List. These tests are given separately during our Reading block. Please click on the below diagram to help you understand the process.
Let me know if you have any questions. Have a great weekend!