Why are the Basic Reading Scores not displaed in the Parent or Benchmark Report?

The Basic Reading tests are provided as an optional Benchmark assessment. We don't include the Basic Reading in the Parent or Benchmark Report/Risk Rating because they were developed to fill a need for easier-access reading comprehension measures for students still developing their Literal Comprehension skills.

They are recommended for Progress Monitoring measures rather than Benchmark Screening. because they were designed for students who are struggling readers. In this application they are ideal, but not as useful as benchmark screening assessments. Students who are near grade-level proficiency already will ’top out’ on these simpler reading measures. This is referred to as a ‘ceiling effect’. Due to this effect, if students are reading far below grade level the Proficient Reading will likely be too difficult for them and lead to frustration.

While this score will not be displayed in the Parent or Benchmark Report, it is graphed in the student’s individual report. If you login to your account and go to the Reports tab and then click on the Individual’s tab, you will find a list of Students. If you locate a student name and double click on it, you will be directed to the Students Report which includes all of the student’s measures taken. At this site you can see the student’s graphed results.

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