Washoe Country School District
DRA Guide for Parents
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|
2013-2014 DRA Testing Windows
|School Calendar||Fall Window||Winter Window||Spring Window|
|Balanced Calendar||Aug 12 - Sept 27||Jan 13 - Mar 21||May 5 - June 13|
|Incline||Aug 26 - Sept 27||Jan 13 - Mar 21||May 5 - June 13|
|ES Revitalization||Aug 26 - Oct 11||Jan 13 - Mar 21||May 5 - June 13|
Sample Student Summary Report
DRA scores are available in Infinite Campus.
- 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.