DRA (Developmental Reading Assessment) Information and Resources for Teachers
The DRA is utilized at Picolata Crossing as a way to not only determine the reading levels of our students, but also, and more importantly, determine targeted reading instruction for all readers.
Inservice Day Training Presentations on the DRA:
- Teachers in grades K-3 are required to assess their students two times a year (beginning and end) and three times a year (January) for struggling readers.
- Teachers in grades 4 and 5 are required to assess their bottom quartile students (as determined by FSA and iReady results) three times a year (beginning, middle, and end).
Through the PLC process, we will work with grade level teams to carefully analyze DRA data: draform.
Teams should work together to develop targeted instruction for readers based on their area(s) of weakness. Here are some research-based resources that should be used to develop such instructional plans: