Yes, CommonLit does offer a Free Reading Assessment for students to take at the beginning of the year, semester, marking period, or their time on CommonLit!
The 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 we discourage using its score as part of a student's class grade.
Note: If your district has chosen to purchase Assessment Series in CommonLit School Essentials Pro, you will not have access to the free reading assessment on CommonLit.org. Instead, you’ll be able to collect baseline data through the pre-assessment.