Yes, CommonLit does offer a free diagnostic, called the Free Reading Assessment, for students to take at the beginning of the year, semester, marking period, or their time on CommonLit! The assessment will be available to schedule for the new school year beginning July 24th.
The Free Reading Assessment is designed to provide teachers with baseline data about their students' performance across specific standards compared to their grade-level peers. Teachers can then use the data to help inform instruction and differentiation needs. The assessment is not a summative or formative assessment, and CommonLit discourages using its score as part of a student's class grade.
Interested in getting affordable, rigorous benchmark assessments at your school or district to track student reading progress over the course of the year? Learn more about CommonLit's Assessments here.