Hi, I would love some advice on how to assess the reading levels in my class (I'm a NQT in a mixed Year 1 and 2 class). Our school use the Read, Write, Inc programme for Literacy (which covers 1:1 reading, guided reading) and so I really don't feel as though I have a handle on most of my class as I don't teach them. I listen to them read once every half term to assess whether they need to go up a Home Reading Book band and I do the end of every half term RWI assessment to see if they need to go up a group. Until now, I have been giving their levels according to both the RWI levels and the Home Reader levels (which pretty much match up). However, I have recently been told that this isn't good enough as it doesn't include their comprehension and that the way around this is to start doing small guided reading groups (which of course squeezes the timetable and so do I stop doing PE or Science etc). What to do? My Year 2s, because of SATs, I will be doing a 1:1 Reading Task with them - although I do realise this is supposed to assist my Teacher Assessment rather than inform it! If anyone has any suggestions, both for the end of this year and how to take my assessment forward next year, I would be extremely grateful. Thanks.