So many of my students have crazy gaps in their learning. Some are already reading, but don't know their letters. Some of my students are reading, but can't write anything. I developed a couple quick assessments for writing uppercase/lowercase letters, matching uppercase to lowercase letters, and a test to write the letters from memory.
Here is a worksheet I use to assess writing uppercase and lowercase letters from a given model. For some of my students who need practice writing, I laminate a copy of this sheet and put it in their daily work binder. They use a dry erase marker to practice writing in the empty box. Then, my assistants wipe it clean at the end of the day and it is ready for use again the next day.
I use this worksheet to assess whether my students can match uppercase letters to lowercase letters. If they can't use a pencil to draw a line to the match, I just have them point to it.
I use this as a quick test on letters. Obviously, I need to update this so there 26 boxes on the page. There are only 24 boxes because when I created this it was for a student who was only working on mastering some targeted letters. To administer this test, I say a letter and have my kids write that letter in the boxes.
UPDATE as of 7/14/2016: Here is a free link to these resources!