Assessment of Sound/Symbol Correspondence (8 pages, 8.5” x 11.0”)


The purpose of the Assessment of Sound/Symbol Correspondence (ASSC) is to provide parents with a tangible record of the phonograms that present as problematic for their children. The idea is to use the assessment as a guide to determine where to focus the initial remediation. Ideally, parents will want to lead their children through the entire language training system; however, the assessment is designed to identify gaps that impede academic progress in reading and spelling.



The  Assessment of Sound/Symbol Correspondence (ASSC) is eight (8) pages long and measures 8.5″ x 11.0″.  It assesses a student’s knowledge of 144 of the most common phonograms in the English.  These phonograms include:

  • long and short vowels

  • vowel teams

  • advanced vowel teams

  • consonant blends

  • consonant digraphs

  • phonograms with multiple sounds

  • final stable syllables with two sounds