Washoe Country School District

August 22, 2014

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DRA Guide for Parents

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What is the DRA?

The Developmental Reading Assessment (DRA2)™ is an interim benchmark assessment that is designed for students in Kindergarten through third grades. It allows teachers to systematically observe, record, and evaluate 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 2 Level 4
1 Level 10 Level 16
2 Level 20 Level 28


Parent Guides

2013-2014 DRA Testing Windows

School CalendarFall Window
Winter WindowSpring Window
Balanced CalendarAug 12 - Sept 27Jan 13 - Mar 21May 5 - June 13
InclineAug 26 - Sept 27Jan 13 - Mar 21May 5 - June 13
ES RevitalizationAug 26 - Oct 11Jan 13 - Mar 21May 5 - June 13


Sample Student Summary Report

Tango Student Report  

 Infinite Campus

DRA scores are available in Infinite Campus.
Click here for information on how scores are displayed in Infinite Campus.

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.