public schools use of readingatoz

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  1. brandy

    brandy Rookie

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    do public schools consider running records of readingatoz leveled books to be an accurate/valid assessment tool to determine if a child is reading on grade level or below grade level? i know there is a correlation chart on the website but i was wondering if PUBLIC SCHOOLS CONSIDER the levels/running records comparable to DRA levels.
    Also, what level should a first grader be at in late March?
    Is it considered on grade level for a first grader to be at an instructional level of I or J by the end of the year?
    thanks
     
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  3. txmomteacher2

    txmomteacher2 Connoisseur

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    My old school was a huge fan of reading a to z. I tried to get my new school on it but we just have too much other stuff we can use.
     
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    czacza Multitudinous

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    My school has a subscription. We use the Fountas and Pinnell levels- which are different than the levels listed on some of the books.
     
  5. gottagoodgig

    gottagoodgig Companion

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    We use DRA and A-Z and have 5 data points with running records for the year (3 DRA with 2 A-Z in between). We generally feel like A-Z books are a bit harder. Especially for the lowest levels.

    There is an assessment tab on the a-z website and we've found some other great tools for our common assessments (fluency for ex)

    :)
     
  6. meltua

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    At my school we consider an independent (not instructional) level I to be on grade level for the end of first.
     
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    We have also found A-Z books to run about 1 level harder. For example, a level 8 A-Z book corresponds to a level 10 DRA. Our students have to be at an instructional level 16/I, but next year it is changing to an independent level 16/I.
     
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    We used it a lot in years past and found it to be credible. We adopted Treasures last year so the school no longer subscribes to it.
     

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