Developmental Reading Assessment (DRA)The Developmental Reading Assessment (DRA) is an individually administered assessment of a child’s reading capabilities. It is a tool to be used by instructors to identify a students reading level, accuracy, fluency, and comprehension. Once levels are identified, an instructor can use this information for instructional planning purposes.The purpose of the DRA is two fold. It not only gives teachers a reading level for each student, but it also lets the teacher know where the student’s strengths andweaknesses are.DRA assesses student performance in the following areas of reading proficiency: reading engagement, oral reading fluency, and comprehension.1) Reading Engagement: Measures the volume, stamina, and reading preferences of each child.2) Oral Reading Fluency: Measures the rate (speed), prosody, accuracy, and expression of oral reading.3) Comprehension: Measures a students ability to retell/summarize, answer literal comprehension questions, make connection, and analyze the text.These three areas are summed to determine a students instructional level.Please keep in mind, a students independent reading level which is the level at which they work between 95-100% accuracy in each of the three areas.
Last Modified on August 18, 2020