Reading Level Benchmarks

Warren County R-3
Reading Level Benchmarks

The Developmental Reading Assessment (DRA) is a standardized reading test used to determine a student's instructional level in reading. The DRA is administered individually to students by teachers and/or Instructional Support Teachers (IST). The DRA is scored in numbers. Below is a chart that indicates the DRA level your child should master by the end of the school year. For example, students leaving kindergarten should be reading at a level 6 or higher. Students exiting first grade should be reading at a level 18 or above. Please contact your child’s teacher for details regarding your student’s reading level and strategies you can use at home to help you child’s reading level increase.

End of the Year in May

K   DRA   6
1st DRA 18

2nd DRA 28

3rd DRA 38

4th DRA 40

5th DRA 50

DRA = Developmental Reading Assessment

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