DRA testing - Can I test at home?
Posted 10 March 2010 - 03:00 PM
I want to access my daughter now before fall in case DH decides they will go to non homeschool. How can I do this? Thanks in advance.
Posted 10 March 2010 - 03:43 PM
Two caveats on DRA testing
1) Some schools have a policy of testing from AA on, no matter how high the child is. Not surprisingly, this tends to underestimate good readers, who get frustrated with the test (it doesn't take a super intelligent kid to figure out that if I miss the questions, she'll let me go play. This also applies to the STAR test if your child's school uses it). I suggest starting at home closer to what you think your child's reading level is, and then moving backwards or forwards from there to avoid burning out your child.
2) Be aware that some schools have a policy of only teaching X levels above grade level, no matter what, and stop testing at that level, especially with K-2 children, so if you get a mismatch between home and school, that may account for it.
Posted 12 March 2010 - 05:44 AM
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