• 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 student's reading level, accuracy, fluency, and comprehension. Once levels are identified, an instructor can use this information for instructional planning purposes.  
     
    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 student's ability to retell/summarize, answer literal comprehension questions, make connections, and analyze the text.
     
    These three areas are summed to determine a student's independent level.
    Please keep in mind, a student's independent reading level is the level at which they work between 95-100% accuracy in each of the three areas.  
Last Modified on September 21, 2013