Each year I like to track my students' progress from the beginning to the end of the year. The attached assessments are how I track my students' ability to read sight words. The "B" column is for the beginning of the year. I've learned sometimes my students already know half of their sight words by the time they enter my room. Since I teach special education, sometimes my students regress and forget information they have learned. I like to see each column side-by-side so I can see how much they they can do each quarter. I mark a slash for each word read correctly, and leave it blank for words the student doesn't know by sight. I also like to use a different color pen each quarter so it's easier to read at a glance.
First Grade Sight Word Assessment
Second Grade Sight Word Assessment
Here is a picture of the assessment being used. I like to use colors for each quarter and I even show the kids so they know to look at the new color and see how much better they did than the last time they read the words.