- Compute the Words Correct Per Minute (WCPM).
- Use the grid on the last page of the DRA teacher guide (lower #s use K-3, higher #s go to 4-8 booklet) to see where the child would likely pass the fluency portion.
- LOOK at and analyze the scoring guide of the past DRA assessments. What do you notice? Are they typically a HIGH fluency, LOW comprehension kind of reader?
- Check to see if their folder offers you insights about Summer Learing Loss. Do he typially drop between Spring and Fall assessments?
- See what texts and genres they student has read. Has she ever read a NF text? What books did she just do fluency on, and which ones did she finish all parts of the assessment?
How do I know a child's past if I don't have the DRA folder from a different Oldham County School with past DRAs in it? (they are coming...eventually)
- Go on Infinite Campus to find out ALL of the child past DRA independent levels.
- Search student (last, first name)
- Click "Custom Tab"
- Click DRA Benchmark tab
- Look at the previous levels, rate of growth, fall to spring (summer slide), engagement, fluency, and comprehension levels, Word Analysis task range given.
- On the DRA folder, put an X (dot for PM) on the graph showing the final FALL text assessment DRA level.
- Fill in the grey card stock Snapshot of Assessment for all students with all of the DRA info requested.
Once you figure out the most critical component for that child, you will want to set your goals and teach to them for a period of time.
Let them know the goal. Ask them how they think they can get there. Inform them as to how you will help them grow when you work together.
Let the kids track their data (or track it for them if they are not ready) and SHOW them their improvements/growth/progress. MOTIVATION MATTERS.
FILL IN YOUR SNAPSHOTS AND THE DRA FOLDERS SO YOU CAN SEE TREND LINES, TRACK PROGRESS, AND HAVE CURRENT DATA NOTED.
Direction sheet below.
Student Snapshot 2015.docx