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Report findings on the use of American Reading Company's Level Reading System. Presentation if for Graduate School purposes.

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Hazley Project1

  1. 1. American Reading Co. Leveled Reading System Findings Report Created by Ann Hazley Librarian School #7 September 21, 2009
  2. 2. Presented to the Administrative Team <ul><li>Dr. Cardillo, Principal </li></ul><ul><li>Mrs. Turco, Facilitator </li></ul><ul><li>Ms. Monnett, Literacy Coach </li></ul><ul><li>Ms. Logan, DRA Coordinator </li></ul>
  3. 3. Purpose: <ul><li>Examine data related to the implementation of the Leveled Reading System by American Reading Company. </li></ul><ul><li>Set goals for future use, continued Professional Development and data review. </li></ul>
  4. 4. History <ul><li>The Leveled Reading System by American Reading Company was purchased by Paterson Public Schools in September 2008. </li></ul><ul><li>The District selected the 100 Book Challenge System with Benchmark (1-5) and Varsity (5-12) level books. </li></ul><ul><li>School #7 became fully operational in November 2008 with the program. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Implementation <ul><li>Students were DRA2 (Developmental Reading Assessment Second Edition) tested in October 2008. </li></ul><ul><li>Based on these scores, students were then assigned a colored reading level selection. </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher allotted 20 minutes everyday during each 90 minute Language Arts block period for independent reading. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Leveled Reading Assignments Grade 6 Based on Level 30 <ul><li>DRA Assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Below 40– Intervention </li></ul><ul><li>40-50 – Instructional </li></ul><ul><li>51-60 – Independent </li></ul><ul><li>61-80 or more - Advanced </li></ul><ul><li>Leveled Reading </li></ul><ul><li>Blue, Red, White or Black </li></ul><ul><li>Orange and Purple </li></ul><ul><li>Purple and Bronze </li></ul><ul><li>Purple, Bronze or silver </li></ul>
  7. 7. Goals for 2008-2009 <ul><li>Goal 1: All 6 th grade students were to move up at least one reading level from fall 2008 to spring 2009. </li></ul><ul><li>Goal 2: Language Arts NJASK scores would go up 8% </li></ul>
  8. 8. Data <ul><li>Spring DRA2 tests show, out of 60 General Education 6 th grade students, 23 students moved up one reading level. </li></ul><ul><li>26% moved up one reading level. </li></ul><ul><li>2007 NJ Ask Language Arts Literacy scores were 43% proficient. </li></ul><ul><li>2008 NJ ASK Language Arts Literacy scores were 48% proficient. </li></ul>
  9. 9. NJ ASK Language Arts 6 th Grade scores up 5%
  10. 10. Results <ul><li>Goal 1: Not all students moved up one reading level, however 26% did move up and all students read 30 minutes per day. </li></ul><ul><li>Goal 2: We did not reach the 8% improved target for NJASK Language Arts Literacy scores but we did improve by 5%. </li></ul><ul><li>Students test scores and reading levels have improved in the year 2008-2009. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Expectations <ul><li>As teachers continue to use this program, we expect scores to increase an additional 5-10% for the 2009-2010 school year. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Recommendations <ul><li>Schedule a Professional Development workshop for an in-service. </li></ul><ul><li>Utilize KidPace 3 to monitor real-time student progress data on the web. http://www.americanreadingonline.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Align DRA scores with Lexile Text Measures. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Bibliography <ul><li>&quot;American Reading Company.&quot; Ed.(2009) American Reading Company. Retrieved September 10-21, 2009 from http://www.americanreading.com </li></ul><ul><li>Pearson Education, Inc. (2009). Developmental Reading Assessment. Retrieved September 15, 2009 from http://www.pearsonschool.com/indez.cfm?locator </li></ul><ul><li>DRA test data is from School #7 records </li></ul><ul><li>NJASK scores are reported from the State of New Jersey Department of Education </li></ul>