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I teach 3rd. My kids need to leave 3rd grade at a 38. What do you need to leave 4th grade at? What's the correct range? I'm just kinda wondering exactly how far above grade level some are, and some aren't! ;-)


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I would say that most kids need to leave 4th grade at a minimum of a 44 in a DRA. I've taught fourth grade for 4 yrs and that was usually the toughest one for the kids to overcome. Make sure they can read both fiction and non-fiction before moving them up to a 50.
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We use DRA2 at my school. There's a level 40 and a level 50. Nothing in between. I agree with PP about being sure they are proficient in reading fiction & nonfiction text. Since our 5th graders are also assessed using this instrument, it's our goal that our students leave 4th grade with "advanced scores" -- far right end of the scoring sheets -- in all fluency and comprehension areas at a level 40. The highest performers are usually somewhere along the instructional...proficient section in level 50.
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Students in 4th need to be at Level 40 when they leave 4th grade. We actually are not supposed to test after 40, only interested in whether or not they have met this level at the end of 4th grade. We use the DRA to make recommendations for reading support.
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You need to atleast pass 100. My daughter got 120, so she got in. It's not that easy though.


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Fourth grade is SOOOO different for DRA than third!!

My own personal thought is that DRA is a scaffolding technique.

If they can read a 40 in fourth grade, I think it's time to let them pick their own books that they are interested in. They know by now what they can read and what they can't. I feel DRA should be done with by the end of fourth grade!!
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We are to test to a 40 and it takes an act of God to test them on a 50. We have to test all 30 kids 3 times a year. Talk about HOURS of instruction lost on a written test. 8-)
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