This is a great resource to help hold students accountable for their reading achievement.
At the start of the school year, I administer the The Developmental Reading Assessment (DRA2) to my students. After I calculate the results and determine their independent reading level I have a conference with each student and we discuss their level. If you look closely there is a darker line that indicates where their reading level should be at each point of the year.
I meet with the students again after the winter assessment. At that time, we discuss their growth from the beginning of the school year. We have a little heart to heart about their reading habits (reading at home, making good use of their independent reading time in the classroom, etc). Together we set a goal for the end of the year.
This is also a great resource for the Student Data Tracking Notebooks to share with the parents at conference time. I also send a photocopy copy home to their families so they can see the growth in their child.
I can not begin to explain the effect this personal reflection has on the students and their reading achievement!
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