Washoe Country School District

July 22, 2014

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Developmental Reading Assessment (DRA2)

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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 Levels





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





DRA Resources

Data and Reporting

Kidwatching Articles

Kidwatching Techniques

  • Index Cards
    Use index cards to track individual student progress toward goals.
  • Class Picture    
    Class Picture Forms

    Track groups of students on one form as they work toward similar goals.
  • Labels/Folders
    Write notes on students to place in individual folders.
  • CAFE Wall
    Display of literacy skills that student are working on.
  • Conferencing
    Steps for setting up individual conferences with students.

Kidwatching/DRA Connection

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