Testing, testing, testing... it is so tedious and well, annoying. But, let me remind you it is the only way to gauge student learning and understanding of certain phonics concepts. So, make sure you test often and look at the data for every child. Use the knowledge to create a teaching plan to suit each small group. Sometimes I feel like teachers forget the importance of testing and look at it more as an annoying time eater. I know I am a teacher too, but if you look at it in a more positive light it can benefit your instruction.