Students in fourth and fifth grades who need additional support in reading will be using the System 44 and Read 180 programs. System 44 is a phonics focused foundation program and is needed before Read 180. Students are tested to see what program the fit in to.
Use the link "All About A Lexile" on the right to learn more.
The Reading Inventory (RI) provides a student with a Lexile. The Lexile is a measure of what level of books a child can read. This is tested 3 times a year for placement and growth.
The Phonics Inventory (PI) determines the decoding level a child is at. This is tested 3 times a year for placement and growth.
***Children with Lexiles below a 400L will be given the PI to determine what type of decoder they are.
RI initial/entry test: Beginning of each year in August.
PI initial/entry test: Beginning of each year in August.
The rest of the test is TBD.
4th-grade Year-end Proficiency is a Lexile of 740-940L
5th-grade Year-end Proficiency is a Lexile of 830-1010L
The time spent is critical...no more or no less.