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     Developmental Reading Assessment


    The Developmental Reading Assessment is a formative reading assessment in which teachers are able to systemically observe, record, and evaluate changes in student reading performance.

    The DRA is a proven, criterion-referenced assessment and includes recommendations for scaffolded support to increase student reading proficiency. This assessment has undergone rigorous field-testing and is supported by sound validity and reliability analysis.

    A student's DRA level (independent reading level) reflects the student's oral reading fluency (95% accuracy) and comprehension (90%) at independent performance levels. Most students in grades K - 2 will be given the DRA2 assessment.