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5910 Dixie River Road
Charlotte, NC 28278
Courier #: 369
P: 980-344-1010  |  F: 980-343-1837 
Principal: Mojdeh Henderson
LC: South Learning Community
Bell Schedule: 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Grades: K-5
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Finding Reading Levels-Just Right Books

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 Level:

Lexile Levels: http://lexile.com/fab/

Understanding MAP RIT Scores:

http://www.nwea.org/support/article/1140

(Understanding RIT scores)

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