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Fox in a Box® aligns with the Reading First Essential Elements: Phonemic Awareness, Phonics, Fluency, Vocabulary, and Comprehension. You'll gain diagnostic information through one-on-one interviews that will help you identify struggling readers and their learning needs, and monitor each child's progress on literacy benchmarks.
Subject Area and Grades Literacy (Grades K–3)
Assessment Types
Scoring Options Hand scoring
Delivery Formats Hands-on and verbal activities
This unique K–3 literacy assessment helps you identify strengths and areas of opportunity for early readers and provides learning activities that go beyond right or wrong answers. It’s a valid and reliable way to measure early learners’ development in reading, listening, speaking, and writing.

Test students on all Reading First elements:
  • Phonemic Awareness
  • Phonics
  • Vocabulary
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Fluency
The assessment model below shows how teachers can use Fox in a Box to guide children on their learning journey. Use Fox in a Box to monitor student progress throughout the school year. Everything you need is included in the Fox in a Box kit.
  • Developmentally-appropriate, observational assessments
  • One-on-one assessments
  • Intervention activities available online
  • Assessment activities aligned to federal and state standards
  • Complete kit of teaching and test administration materials: Teacher’s Guide, Observation and Scoring Record, Staff Development DVD, Fox Puppet, and Activity Cards
National/State Standards:
Fox in a Box, Second Edition assessments align with federal Reading First goals, which are designed to help every child become a reader by third grade.
Instructional Resources:
Teachers can download Fox in a Box, Second Edition intervention activities to provide additional instruction to students who have scored below benchmarks. View and download Fox in a Box intervention activities.