How do I know my child’s reading level?
Teachers conduct TRC assessments in Reading 3D in grades K-3. These TRC assessments
are a running record - the teacher listens to your child read, and marks any errors or self-corrections
they make. After listening to them read, they ask the student comprehension questions, and provide
2 written comprehension questions. Teachers in grades 4-5 conduct Fountas and Pinnell running
record assessments to determine text level in the same manner. ALL RUNNING RECORD
ASSESSMENTS PROVIDE STUDENTS' FOUNTAS AND PINNELL GUIDED READING LEVELS.
Three times a year, your child takes a computerized assessment, called MAP. The MAP assessment
is a guideline for growth and a tool for teachers to understand what students know. There is no
"pre-teaching" before this assessment. MAP proides another level, called the Lexile level. There
are two kinds of Lexile measures: the Lexile reader measure and the Lexile text measure. Students
receive a Lexile reader measure as a score that describes his or her reading ability. Books and
other texts receive a Lexile text measure from a software tool called the Lexile Analyzer - it describes
a book's reading demand or difficulty.
Guided Reading Level:
Fountas and Pinnell Levels: http://www.scholastic.com/bookwizard/
(GR level or Guided Reading Level)
Lexile Levels: http://lexile.com/fab/
Understanding MAP RIT Scores:
(Understanding RIT scores)