Reading Department

READ 180 Results

2013-2014

 

Of the 64 students that are enrolled in my five READ 180 reading classes, 61 increased in lexile growth and 3 did not.


In Period 1 class with 11 eighth graders, all 11 increased in lexiles.  Two students went up 7 grade levels, one increased by  6 grade levels,  one increased by 5 grade levels,  two increased by  3 grade levels, three increased by 2 grade levels , and two increased by 1 grade level.


In my Period  4 class with  15 students from Grades 6-8,  one student increased 4 grade levels,  one student increased 3 grade levels,  five students increased 2 grade levels,  and five students  increased by 1 grade level.  Three students did not go up a grade level but did increase in lexiles.


For my high school  Period 5 class of 8 students,  one student increased 6 grade levels,  one student increased 4 grade levels,  one student increased 3 grade levels,  two student  went up  2 grade levels,  and 2 students increased by 1 grade level.  One Period 5 student did not increase in lexiles or go up a grade level.

In my Period 6 class of 13 students in  Grades 6 and 8,  one student increased 5 grade levels,  one student increased 4 grade levels,  four students increased  2 grade levels,  three students increased by 1 grade level,  and three students did not increase in grade level but they did increase in lexiles.  One Period 6 student did not increase in lexiles or in grade level.


In Period 7 class  for  17 seventh graders,  two students increased by four grade levels,  three  students  went up  3 grade levels,  four students increased  by 2 grade levels,  five students increased by 1 grade level,  and two students  did not increase in grade level but did increase in lexiles. One Period 7 student did not increase in lexiles or grade level.

Using the READ 180 Growth Report, I was able to determine which of my students not only increased in lexile growth, but also increased by four o r more grade levels.  First, I discovered that in my Period 1 class with 11 eighth graders, all 11 increased in lexiles.  Two students went up 7 grade levels, one increased by 6 grade levels, and one increased by 5 grade levels!  Next, for my Period 4 class with 15 students in Grades 6-8, one student increased 4 grade levels. In addition, for my high school Period 5 class of 8 students, one student increased 6 grade levels, and another student increased 4 grade levels!  Then In my Period 6 class of 13 students in Grades 6 and 8, one student increased 5 grade levels, and another student increased 4 grade levels!  Lastly, In Period 7 class for 17 seventh graders, two students increased by four grade levels.  This increase is reason to celebrate!

Data we examined at the middle of the year (SRI midyear assessment) gave me insights on how to tailor my instruction and planning to meet the needs of our students. Reports on the comprehension, fluency and spelling skills of my students aided the planning of groups and also the teaching/learning during small group instruction and modeled/ independent reading centers.

*Through the READ 180 program, we used the following assessments: Student Reading Report, Student Diagnostic Report, Comprehension Skills Report, Participation Report, Student Action Report, and Reading Counts! Report, rSkills Test Summary Skills Report, Points Status Report, Student Progress Report, Test Summary Skills Report, Growth Report, Proficiency Report, and Reading Performance Report
Next year we plan to further use data to plan and teach according to individual needs, interests, styles, and reading levels of my students.

 



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