Welcome to the DRA 2 Do Now:

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Welcome to the DRA 2
Do Now:
•Brainstorm
a list of what good
readers do. You may work with a
partner or small group.
DRA2
•Why
do we utilize the DRA?
•What
does the DRA provide to a
classroom teacher?
•What
might the DRA2 assess?
DRA2
•DRA2
offers a method for assessing and
documenting primary students’
development as readers over time.
•DRA2 provides teachers with information
that helps them determine each student’s
instructional and/or independent reading
level and identify what the student needs to
learn.
•DRA2 assess reading engagement, oral
reading fluency, and comprehension.
DRA1
•Book
levels A-44
•No fluency score
•Stop the assessment if accuracy rate
<94%
•Oral retell/comprehension 24
•Continuum folder
•Instructional levels
•Fiction only
DRA2
•Book
levels A-40
•Fluency score
•Stop assessment if accuracy/oral
rate low (gray Intervention box)
•Level 28 and above written
retell/comprehension 28
•Continuum is in teacher observation
guide
•Independent/Instructional levels
•Fiction/non-fiction
•More titles
•Interest Inventory
•Choice selection
•Word Analysis
•Guided Instruction
DRA2 Resources
•Teacher
Guide
•Blackline Masters
•Blackline Masters CD
•45 Benchmark Assessment Books
•30 Student Assessment Folders
•Assessment Procedures Overview Card
•DRA2 Clipboard
•Training DVD
•DRA Word Analysis Teacher Guide-Not Required
•DRA Word Analysis Student Book-Not Required
•DRA Word Analysis Training CD
•46 Hanging File Folders
DRA2
•Video:
DRA2 administration, Level
28: Missing Sneakers
•Refer to the Blackline Masters book
and follow along (178-186).
DRA2
•Assessment
Guidelines (pgs. 40-64,
Teachers Guide)
•Select
a range of leveled texts
•Have the student select a text
•Record the students responses/behaviors for
reading engagement, fluency, running record,
comprehension
•Complete the Teacher Observation Guide
•Complete the Continuum
•Determine if Independent/Instructional level is
reached or if further testing is needed.
DRA2
•Video:
Assessment procedures for
running record and comprehension
rubric.
•Refer to Record of Oral Reading
Guidelines.
DRA2
•Video:
Transitional Stage Levels 1424 Grade 1
•Practice scoring: Level 24:Thin As a
Stick
•Compare results with the video
DRA2
•How
might the DRA2 be more
beneficial than DRA1?
DRA2
•Tips
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and Tricks
Book Selection (pg. 44 in Teacher's Manual)
Interest Survey
DEARLog
Organization of Materials
Utilize previous year's Spring DRA level and/or
guided reading level to determine starting point for
testing.
DRA2-EPSD
•Record
Instructional Level on
Performance Tracker, not
Independent Level
•Word Analysis is not mandatory
•Utilize updated Language Arts
Continuum
•Utilize updated Report Card Codes

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