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Discussion in 'Second Grade' started by Miss Kirby, Mar 2, 2008.

  1. Miss Kirby

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    If you do the DRA, what are the second grade DRA benchmarks for your district?

    Sorry for so many new threads lately. I'm just bursting with excitement for next year. :blush:
     
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    20 in Nov, 28 at the end of the year
     
  4. smalltowngal

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    18 at the beginning of the year, 24 mid year, and 28 at the end of the year.

    I'm glad that you're excited about changing grades next year. Those 2nd graders are going to be lucky!
     
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    18 at the beginning of the year... so why did EIGHT of my students have a 10 at the beginning of the year????????? grumble grumble.... They were promoted anyway. So my question is this -- what good does it do anyway?
     
  6. Miss Kirby

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    It's going to be amazing going from a level 18 to 28. Even though I'm sure I'll have a lot of low ones that are not at an 18. But that is such a smaller leap than it is from a level 3-16 in first grade.

    Here you can't retain a student unless it's very severe circumstances. I have a lot of low ones this year. They are all going to be going on to second grade.
     
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    And at the beginning of the year, you have to take into consideration that some of your students will test lower than normal if they didn't read during the summer. A lot of mine came way up mid year because of this.

    RainStorm, I had a couple of were at an 8 and should have been retained: 1st grade teacher said yes, parent said no. :mad:
     
  8. Miss W

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    Ours is also 18 at the beginning and 28 at the end.
    Even mid year I have a large range (4 through 34+). My lowest was a move in during December, but the next up is a 10 (who was a 2 at the beginning of the year). The levels help us track progress, and guide our instruction.
     
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    I didnt know if I should make a new thread or ask the question on this one... I teach in Canada and our school ordered 1 set of the DRA. The problem is that I misplaced the assessment book "You Don't Look Beautiful to Me" I think it is level 28. Well when I tried to contact the company they said that because the set comes from US pre packaged there is no way I can get just that book. Well I was just wondering if someone could fax me a copy of the book just till I figure out what I can do. If anyone here can help me please PM me and I will give you my Fax Number.:D

    Thanks

    Ms. Kirby I know how you feel going to 2nd grade, I was like that last year :)
     
  10. agdamity

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    My district also follows the 18-28 for second grade.
    Rainstorm:I teach 4th, and started the year with a 4, 10, and 18. I only had 3 who were on a 40. I understand the frustration :)
     
  11. Miss W

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    We actually use the alternative set. K,2, & 4 use the alternative set. 1,3, & 5 use the basic DRA set. We do this so the kids don't get used to the stories.
     
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    I teach in a small, rural district, most students are low income. I have to say, I am very proud. I don't exactly know what our benchmarks are. We take a DRA at the beginning of the year on all, one in Jan. for those we have concerns on, and on everyone again at the end of the year. Most of my kids were in the 34-44+ range at the end of the year.

    We have received our list of kids for next year and I have 17 as of now. Two are at a 2 and 3, both are special services. The ones I have marked as lows (from their first grade teachers) are at a 16, 18, and 20. The mediums are at 22-28. The highs are 30-40. I have five in each category. These are first graders going into second grade. So.... I am feeling very good.
    By the way, when they were kindergarteners, we were really concerned about this group because there were MANY behavior issues and it seemed they weren't getting the info. they should have, so I have to say bravo to our first grade teachers, RTI, and reading specialists.
     

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