1 2nd Grade Maze Probe 1 Assessor Directions Standard Administration Directions 1. Write/Type the following sentence on the board: When it is hot in the (summer, winter, can), I like to go swimming. 2. Say to students: You will need a pencil. I will pass out the Maze assessment face down. Please do not turn the paper face up until I ask you to turn it over. Please put your first and last name and teacher s name on the back of the paper. 3. Say to students: You will be doing some reading today. You will be asked to read a passage silently to yourself. When you come to three words that are bold and in parenthesis, you will circle the word that makes sense. Make sure that you CIRCLE the word that best fits. 4. Using the example sentence on the board, Say: Look at the example sentence on the board. This is one sentence that would be in an entire reading passage. It says, When it is hot in the BLANK, I like to go swimming. The three words that are bold and in parenthesis are: (summer, winter, can). What word would you circle? Yes, the word that makes the most sense is SUMMER. Read the entire sentence correctly. When it is hot in the summer, I like to go swimming. Model and emphasize that you CIRCLE the correct word, summer. 5. Say: You will have three minutes to read the passage and CIRCLE the correct word for each set inside the parenthesis. Please start at the beginning of the passage and circle the words that make sense. If you finish the first page, turn your paper to page 2 and continue working. Say: Are there any questions? 6. Set a timer for 3 minutes. 7. Say: Please turn your paper over. The title of the passage is Camping Adventures. 8. Say: You may BEGIN. Start the timer. 9. When the timer rings, say: Stop working please. Hold your paper in the air to be collected. Collect all the papers and thank the students for being wonderful test takers. 10. Use the Assessor Copy for scoring: Maze Comprehension Scoring Guidelines For Assessor Use Count each word that is circled correctly as 1 point. If a child misses 3 words in a row, DO NOT count any correct responses after the 3 consecutive incorrect answers. Add score to the GRASP database.
2 2nd Grade Maze Probe 1 Total Answers = 41 Assessor Copy Camping Adventures It was a cool and sunny weekend. My Girl Scout Troop went on (tooth, rate, their) very first camping trip. We went (reach, remain, to) a local camp, Camp Welcome. Mom (drove, real, politely) a long way into the woods (without, bury, to) get to the cabin. Just past (egg, rinse, the) cabin was a little meadow. We (dislike, could, agreement) also see a lake, a creek, (nobody, and, marry) hiking trails. The cabin was dark (shaky, brown, pull) and made out of some kind (of, mourn, talks) wood. The cabin had a large (given, group, cat) room. Some of us wanted to (me, expand, sleep) in the big group room. There (stupid, was, fig) a fireplace on one side and (some, victor, country) chairs and sofas. On the other (dug, side, just) were the dinner tables. There was (a, band, eat) yellow kitchen with a big black (drank, butter, stove). The small bathrooms and some bunk (sail, beds, mad) were near the back part. There (dig, fire, was) also a large open space for (a, blood, us) to play. We were all happy (give, powerful, and) ready for fun. We set up (our, sponge, hello) sleeping bags and then played in (the, chilly, guide) cabin. Sarah and mom made a (hey, good, fact) dinner. Tacos were our first night (meal, before, care). By the time we finished, there (rely, was, arm) not much left on our plates. (It, All, Sun) the girls took turns cleaning the (kitchen, those, through). This evening I was on the (sand, cooing, clean) up team. The rest of the (girls, poison, way) went outside to play kickball. I
3 Page 2 (smile, had, hard) some dishes left when Anna ran (in, sharp, off) yelling SNAKE! A sneaky snake was (tired, salty, spotted) by the girls. It was mad (build, clop, from) being caught in the middle of (fern, kickball, bun). While Sarah watched the snake, Mom (ran, light, when) fast to get some garden tools. (Froze, The, Rain) battle to get rid of the (out, snake, wing) had begun. Mom caught it with (a, swim, she) rake and chopped it with the (shovel, it, set)! The frightened girls felt safe from (hour, bear, that) scary snake. We didn t go by (proud, the, whether) tall grass near the lake again.
4 2 Maze Probe 1 Name Student Copy Score / 41 Camping Adventures It was a cool and sunny weekend. My Girl Scout Troop went on (tooth, rate, their) very first camping trip. We went (reach, remain, to) a local camp, Camp Welcome. Mom (drove, real, politely) a long way into the woods (without, bury, to) get to the cabin. Just past (egg, rinse, the) cabin was a little meadow. We (dislike, could, agreement) also see a lake, a creek, (nobody, and, marry) hiking trails. The cabin was dark (shaky, brown, pull) and made out of some kind (of, mourn, talks) wood. The cabin had a large (given, group, cat) room. Some of us wanted to (me, expand, sleep) in the big group room. There (stupid, was, fig) a fireplace on one side and (some, victor, country) chairs and sofas. On the other (dug, side, just) were the dinner tables. There was (a, band, eat) yellow kitchen with a big black (drank, butter, stove). The small bathrooms and some bunk (sail, beds, mad) were near the back part. There (dig, fire, was) also a large open space for (a, blood, us) to play. We were all happy (give, powerful, and) ready for fun. We set up (our, sponge, hello) sleeping bags and then played in (the, chilly, guide) cabin. Sarah and mom made a (hey, good, fact) dinner. Tacos were our first night (meal, before, care). By the time we finished, there (rely, was, arm) not much left on our plates. (It, All, Sun) the girls took turns cleaning the (kitchen, those, through). This evening I was on the (sand, cooing, clean) up team. The rest of the (girls, poison, way) went outside to play kickball. I
5 Page 2 (smile, had, hard) some dishes left when Anna ran (in, sharp, off) yelling SNAKE! A sneaky snake was (tired, salty, spotted) by the girls. It was mad (build, clop, from) being caught in the middle of (fern, kickball, bun). While Sarah watched the snake, Mom (ran, light, when) fast to get some garden tools. (Froze, The, Rain) battle to get rid of the (out, snake, wing) had begun. Mom caught it with (a, swim, she) rake and chopped it with the (shovel, it, set)! The frightened girls felt safe from (hour, bear, that) scary snake. We didn t go by (proud, the, whether) tall grass near the lake again.
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