My class this year has such a WIDE range of abilities! I teach 5th grade, but I have students reading at a 1st grade level and students reading at a 6th grade level. The spelling test seems foolish because its the same words for all. I've heard of teachers individualizing the spelling for each student... some even having students create their own lists based on words from their writing etc... but how do you assess this?? I certainly can't take kids one at a time aside to quiz them... and I'm assuming that's not how it's done... Thoughts?