K-2 DRA ASSESSMENT LEVELS - DOC by cmFSb53

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									                                                Union County Elementary Schools
                                        GUIDELINES for Administering Reading Assessments

         In the fall, The Developmental Reading Assessment (DRA2) should only be administered after the teacher has established
         an environment conducive to independent reading and modeled appropriate reading strategies. The DRA2 should only be
         administered by the teacher responsible for teaching reading to that student.

              The DRA2 is an assessment tool. It should NOT be used for grading students in reading and should not be administered more than
              3 times each year. Data gathered while administering the DRA2 should be carefully analyzed and used to inform instruction.


                                                           KINDERGARTEN:
   FALL: The DRA2 should be administered as students exhibit behaviors that indicate they are attending to print.
   MID-YEAR: Assess all students attending to print using the DRA2 AND administer the Observation Survey to ALL students.
   END-OF-YEAR: Administer all parts the Observation Survey to students reading Levels 4 and below on the DRA2. For students reading
    at a level 6 or 8, only the Hearing & Recording Sounds in Words and Written Vocabulary tests are required, but the remaining tasks in the
    Observation Survey may still be given.

                                                       FIRST and SECOND GRADE:
   Continue administering the DRA2 to ALL students at the Beginning, Middle and End-of-Year
   Administer all parts the Observation Survey to students reading Levels 4 and below on the DRA2. For students reading at a level 6 or 8,
    only the Hearing & Recording Sounds in Words and Written Vocabulary tests are required, but the remaining tasks in the Observation
    Survey may still be given.


                                                           K-2 DRA2 LEVELS
                          Beginning of Year                        MID-YEAR (Jan. / Feb.)                               End of Year
                       Instructional Level / Cap                   Instructional Level / Cap                    Independent Level / Cap
          K                       ---                                         ---                                       3 / 12
          1                     3 / 16                                     10 / 20                                     16 / 28
          2                    16 / 28                                     20 / 34                                     28 / 38

*The DRA 2 is used as a substitute for the running record component of the Observation Survey, but only when both assessments are administered within
the same 2-week time frame.

*Personalized Education Plan (PEP). When a student is assessed significantly below the expected instructional level for his grade using the DRA2, then
the teacher MUST develop a PEP; even at the end of the year (K-2). The PEP must comply with state PEP requirements and should reflect data gathered
from the DRA2.
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                                                  Union County Elementary Schools
                                          GUIDELINES for Administering Reading Assessments

             In the fall, The Developmental Reading Assessment (DRA2) should only be administered after the teacher has established
             an environment conducive to independent reading and modeled appropriate reading strategies. The DRA2 should only be
             administered by the teacher responsible for teaching reading to that student.

             The DRA2 is an assessment tool. It should NOT be used for grading students in reading and should not be administered more than
                3 times each year. Data gathered while administering the DRA2 should be carefully analyzed and used to inform instruction.



                                             THIRD GRADE, FOURTH GRADE and FIFTH GRADE:
      FALL: Assess ALL STUDENTS* - It is recommended that students be given a choice between fiction & nonfiction text
      MID-YEAR: Assess ALL STUDENTS – It is required that students be assessed in BOTH fiction and non-fiction, so teachers should make
       sure to administer the genre that was not assessed in the fall.
      END-OF-YEAR: Assess students that are being considered for Summer School. Other students may be assessed at teacher discretion.



                                                              3-5 DRA2 LEVELS
                                         Beginning of Year                         MID-YEAR (January / February)
                                     Instructional Level / Cap                           Instructional Level / Cap
                       3                     28 / 38                                              34 / 40
                       4                     38 / 40                                              40* / 50
                       5                     40 / 50                                               50* / 60

      The mid-year expectation in 4th and 5th grade is for students to score within the Instructional range on the Comprehension section of the
       DRA2 (found at the bottom of the Continuum). The Instructional range includes scores from 12 to 16 points.


Academically and Intellectually Gifted (AIG) – If the student is independent in oral reading fluency and comprehension at the targeted level and
there is no identified area of reading that falls into the instructional level (i.e. the student exhibited reading behaviors that were independent or
advanced in every subtest listed on the continuum) in both fiction and nonfiction texts, then teachers may assess at the next level.
(NOTE: The mid-year cap for AIG 4th grade = 60, and for 5th grade = 70).
Personalized Education Plan (PEP). When a student is assessed significantly below the expected instructional level for his grade using the
DRA2, then the teacher MUST develop a PEP. In 4th and 5th a PEP would be written if the student scored below 12 points in the Comprehension
section of the Continuum. The PEP must comply with state PEP requirements and should reflect data gathered from the DRA2.

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