A Family's Guide to the DRA

  • Haga click aquí para pagina DRA en español.

    What is the DRA?

    The Developmental Reading Assessment (DRA2)™ is an interim benchmark assessment that teachers may use with students in kindergarten through third grades. It allows teachers to systematically observe, record, and evaluate a change in a student’s reading performance over time. The DRA2 provides teachers with information that helps them determine a student’s independent reading level and to focus on specific goals that the student needs to learn next.

    DRA Grade Level Benchmarks





    K Level A Level 2 Level 4
    1 Level 4 Level 10 Level 16
    2 Level 16 Level 20 Level 28


    Family Guides


    Reading Resources

    Lexile Framework for Reading
    Learn about Lexile levels, look up the level of a book, or find books by entering a given Lexile or grade level. Books are categorized by interest areas.

    Book Wizard by Scholastic
    Type in name of a book to determine its reading level or browse for books by selecting a reading level.

    Reading Rockets
    Find information on helping your child find books, how to help your child with reading at home, and many other helpful resources.

    Accelerated Reader Quiz Store
    Type in the name of a book to determine its AR reading level as well as AR points.