Developmental Reading Assessment (DRA2)
The Developmental Reading Assessment (DRA) is an interim benchmark assessment that is specifically designed for students in grades K-3. It enables teachers to systematically observe, record, and evaluate change in student reading performance over time.
WCSD Pathway LevelsGradeFallWinterSpring
K Level A Level 2 Level 4 1 Level 4 Level 10 Level 16 2 Level 16 Level 20 Level 28
2016-2017 Guidelines (WCSD)
This documents contains information about the DRA administration and the Online Management System for reporting.
DRA Top Ten Questions
This is a one page quick guide to common question on administering the DRA.
Leveled Text Chart
Use this table to help determine an appropriate DRA level to administer.
DRA Online Training Tutorials (Pearson)
This links contains videos made by Pearson. The videos include information on preparing, conducting, scoring and moving into instruction with the DRA.
DRA Q & A (Pearson)
This document was prepared by Pearson and provides specific information on determining miscues and providing accommodations.
Using Kidwatching in the Assessment Cycle to Energize Your Classroom
Kidwatching TechniquesConferring Notes
Keep track of individual student conferences using this form.Index Cards
Use index cards to track individual student progress toward goals.
Track student reading behaviors by adding names to this skills sheet.Track groups of students on one form as they work toward similar goals.
Write down when you meet with individual students.Small Group Form
Record information about reading group goals and group progress.Strategy Inventory
Use this student chart to check when you observe a specific reading behavior.
Steps for setting up individual conferences with students.