Previously Rising Stars and RS Assessment from Hodder Education
Trialled with over 1,000 pupils across the country, Diagnostic Reading Analysis (DRA) is an oral, one-to-one standardised test to accurately assess your less able readers.
All of the texts in this edition support the 2014 National Curriculum, and four new upper-level reading passages have been added to extend the test ceiling.
What do schools use DRA for?
To provide standardised measures of a pupil's reading ability.
To measure progress by re-testing with the parallel forms following an intervention programme.
To help create a pen portrait for pupils who may need special arrangements, such as additional time in National Tests.
5 simple steps to assess and monitor progress.
Includes step-by-step guide to using DRA, full size sample pages and example reading extracts.
"DRA gives an excellent insight into both comprehension and accuracy.”
"DRA showed us where children were able to read the text but not able to retrieve answers from the text despite having it in front of them. We use it as evidence - of ability - for national tests and for class teachers."
"It helped identify those children whose comprehension skills did not match their reading skills. It also made it clear which strategies children were using while reading and answering questions."
“Great to observe comprehension behaviours of pupils, looking back at text. Most significantly, it is the timing aspect that is most valuable about DRA, both for reading and comprehension - this contributes widely to Access Arrangements."
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