Developmental Reading Assessment (DRA)
What is the DRA?
The DRA is a two-part assessment that is conducted through a one-to-one conference with the teacher. First, the student reads a selected leveled text, followed by retelling the information. The teacher uses the assessment to identify a student's reading level, fluency, comprehension and accuracy. The student then receives a reading level between A1 and 80 to use in selecting appropriate reading material.
Who takes the DRA?
Kindergarteners take the DRA in the spring. Grade 1-5 students take the DRA three times a year.
When is the DRA administered?
Fall window: September 5-October 31
Winter window: January 2-February 28
Spring window: April 8-June 7