How do you determine your students reading levels?

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  1. heavens54

    heavens54 Connoisseur

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    I have never known how this happens. Is there a program that you use? Some calculation? Just curious.
     
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    We use the DRA (Developmental Reading Assessment) and I also use running records to determine their levels.
     
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    We use TPRI (Texas Primary Reading Inventory) and DRA.
     
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    We use running records, DRA, and informal reading assessments
     
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    We use DRA and DIBBELS.
     
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    I use DRA and running records to determine reading levels.
     
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    Oh yeah, I forgot about Dibbles...those too!
     
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    We use the Gates-McGinitie reading test that tests for vocabulary and comprehension. The two separate scores are combined for a total score.
     
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    We use STAR reading and MAP.
     
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    Wow, so many methods. I am not familiar with any of these. Are they on the computer? Or just a few pages that give you an answer that tells you their level? I find this process confusing, myself. Thanks for your responses.
     
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    STAR is from the Renaissance Learning company, the company that has Accelerated Reading & Accelerated Math. It's a general program that has the kids pick the right word to go into the sentence. It's a good way to get a quick level. I use it as a starting point for placing students in the AR program.


    MAP stands for Measures of Academic Progress,and it is aligned to your state curriculum and tests in several areas, not just reading. I like it because it gives a detailed report about what areas an individual student needs most and gives action plans.

    Both are computer-based.
     
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    Fountas and Pinnell (Running Records), informal reading assessments from k-5 at my school. I know that there are tests done at the lower grades. I've been at schools that Dibbles, DRA, Iowa, etc
     

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