For students in Kindergarten, we recommend using the Letter Sounds sub-test throughout the entire year.
For students in Grade 1, we recommend using CBM Reading. However, if decoding is still an emphasis with the student, then Nonsense Words should be used. If the benchmark for Nonsense Words has been met and the student is still not reading connected text, then use the Sight Words measure. The following table shows the recommended measure as well as first and second options for progress monitoring students in grades K and 1.