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1 INFORMATION FOR 2 nd TO 5 TH GRADE TEACHERS REGARDING DISTRICT-WIDE READING ASSESSMENT: August 20, 2012 SCHOLASTIC READING INVENTORY (SRI) - Testing Window: Aug. 28 th Sept. 28 th, 2012 Dear Second-Fifth Grade Teachers, Principals, and Literacy Specialists, Last year, OUSD began using the Scholastic Reading Inventory (SRI) as a universal screener of reading comprehension in grades SRI is administered in either a paper & pencil or electronic (online) format. This year there will be three administrations of the SRI; Fall, Mid-Year, and Spring. The SRI measures a students level of reading comprehension and reports it in a Lexile score. SRI results can be used to determine our students reading progress over time, to target individual students who are in need of additional reading support, to match students to instructional and independent level text, and to provide information on the effectiveness of support and intervention programs. A student s Lexile score can be converted into a grade level equivalent that can aid parents and teachers in choosing instructional and independent reading material for students. Lexile scores will be used District-wide to measure systemic growth in reading over time. Lexile scores provide a quantitative dimension of students level of comprehension of complex text to support our transition to the Common Core Standards in ELA and a balanced approach to Literacy instruction. Paper& Pencil Format: The paper & pencil versions of the Fall SRI assessments will arrive at your school site by August 27th. Teacher booklets for administering the SRI assessment were included with your shipment. Edusoft answer sheets and teacher instruction packets will also be delivered to your school sites before the opening of the testing window. The paper & pencil version of the SRI assessment is designed to take forty to sixty minutes and should be administered to the whole class. Please refer to the SRI Teacher s Guide provided with your testing materials for more information on how to administer the assessment. Each teacher will determine if his/her students will fill out the corresponding bubble sheets or if the teacher will need to transfer the answers to the bubble sheet for students. After scanning the Edusoft answer sheets, the raw score will need to be converted to a lexile level using the conversion charts in this packet and on the ELA and RAD sections of the OUSD website. What to Administer for Fall 2012 Paper & Pencil Versions Grade 2 Level 12 Form A Spanish Grade 2 Level 12 Form A Grade 3 Level 13 Form A Spanish Grade 3 Level 13 Form A Grade 4 Level 14 Form A Spanish Grade 4 Level 14 Form A Grade 5 Level 15 Form A Spanish Grade 5 Level 15 Form A Electronic (online) Version: Administration of the electronic version of SRI takes between 20 and 40 minutes. The test s level of difficulty automatically adjusts in response to students answers. Scores/lexile levels for the electronic version are available immediately upon completion of the test. Instructions for administering the electronic SRI will be ed to the principals/testing coordinators of the participating sites. Since the SRI is a comprehension screener, sites should not abandon diagnostic and progress monitoring assessments that are critical in informing instruction and planning interventions. The SRI will be used on the District level as a longitudinal measure of students reading progress from grades Site level diagnostic data should still be collected and used to inform daily instruction and intervention groupings. Contact Information: For questions with your student roster or to inquire about switching to the electronic version: Lars Jorgensen at For questions about the paper and pencil tests, Edusoft answer sheets and reporting, or to request additional tests:

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3 FAQ Frequently Asked Questions Scholastic Reading Inventory (SRI) Q1: What is the SRI? SRI stands for Scholastic Reading Inventory. It is a research-based reading assessment that measures reading comprehension and reports it using the Lexile Framework for Reading. The SRI was introduced district wide in as a bi-annual universal screening of reading levels for all students in grades Q2: When is the SRI testing window? Starting in there will be three administrations of the SRI per year to measure initial, mid and end of year reading growth. Test Administration Testing Window Admin. 1 8/28 to 9/28 Admin. 2 1/8 to 2/15 Admin. 3 5/20 to 6/12 Q3: How is the SRI administered? The SRI is available in electronic and paper and pencil versions. Electronic version takes approximately minutes to complete. This version is computer-adaptive in that the level of difficulty automatically adjusts according to students answers. SUMMARY The SRI is administered to all students in grades 2-12 SRI is administered electronically or in a paper and pencil version SRI measures reading growth over time SRI scores can be used for placement in English and Reading Intervention Paper and pencil is available for elementary schools without adequate computer or internet access. Spanish bilingual assessments are also available. Q4: What is the Lexile Framework for Reading? The Lexile Framework for Reading is a scientific approach to reading comprehension and test measurement that measures the reader s ability and text difficulty in the same scale. The measure is reported as the reading ability or text difficulty followed by an L (e.g., 850L ). For example, a student at 100L is a beginning reader. A student at 1300L is ready for college reading. The SRI uses the developmental Lexile scale for a variety of texts (50% fiction and 50% non-fiction). Q5. How can we use SRI data? The following is a sample of how SRI can be used by a variety of stakeholders for a variety of purposes: Principals can use results to see if students are on target for making at least one years growth Grade level teams can use results to determine student intervention services Teachers can use results to inform daily instruction and provide leveled classroom libraries Parents can use results to find books that match their child s independent reading level Students can use results to choose books and set own goals for reading

4 FAQ Frequently Asked Questions Q6. How does the SRI align to Common Core State Standards? While the Scholastic Reading Inventory measures up to 1725L with reliability and accuracy, according to the Common Core State Standards, scales of text complexity should be anchored at texts that are representative of first-year college courses and workforce training programs, or about 1300L. Please reference table below: Scholastic Reading Inventory (SRI), Lexiles Scores for Grade Level Performance Grade Below Grade Level 1 At Grade Level 1 Above Grade Level 1 Ready Expectations 2 College & Career 1 99 and Below and Above N/A and Below 599 and Below and Above 700 and Above and Below 699 and Below and Above 800 and Above and Below and Above and Below and Above and Below and Above and Below and Above and Below and Above and Below and Above NOTE: By the end of the 11th grade, students should reach the college- and career-ready reading level (Lexile 1300). For this reason, grade level performance is not defined for 12th graders. s for Grade Level Performance Gr 6 Gr 7 Gr 9 Gr 10 Gr 1 Gr 2 Gr 3 Gr 4 Gr 5 Gr 8 Gr The width of the bar varies by the size of the numeric range for the grade level band. For example, Grade 3 has a 100 point range, and is half the width of Grade 2, which has a 200 point range Gr Gr Scholastic Inc. (2007). Scholastic Reading Inventory Technical Guide. New York: Scholastic Inc. Education Group. 2 National Governors Association Center for Best Practices, Council of Chief State School Officers. (2010). Common Core State Standards (English Language Arts, Appendix A). Washington, D.C.: National Governors Association Center for Best Practices, Council of Chief State School Officers. Contact Information: Research, Assessment & Data (510) , Community Schools, Thriving Students

5 Number of Correct Responses GRADE 2 LEXILE MEASURES - Grade 2 Level 12 ENGLISH SPANISH 1 * At Risk * N/A 2 * At Risk * N/A 3 * At Risk * N/A 4 * At Risk * N/A 5 * At Risk * N/A 6 * At Risk * N/A 7 * At Risk * N/A 8 * At Risk * N/A 9 * At Risk * N/A 10 * At Risk * N/A At Risk 70 N/A Basic 95 N/A Basic 120 N/A Basic 145 N/A Basic 165 N/A Basic 190 N/A Basic 210 N/A Basic 235 N/A Basic 255 N/A Basic 280 N/A Proficient 300 N/A Proficient 320 N/A Proficient 345 N/A Proficient 365 N/A Proficient 390 N/A Proficient 415 N/A Proficient 435 N/A Proficient 465 N/A Proficient 490 N/A Proficient 515 N/A Proficient 545 N/A Proficient 580 N/A Advanced 610 N/A Advanced 640 N/A Advanced 645 N/A Advanced 675 N/A Advanced 675 N/A Advanced 675 N/A Advanced 675 N/A Advanced 675 N/A Note: N/A - SRI does not recommend Spanish cutpoints, only lexile scores to match students to leveled texts.

6 GRADE 3 LEXILE MEASURES - Grade 3 Level 13 ENGLISH 1 * At Risk * N/A 2 * At Risk * N/A 3 * At Risk * N/A 4 * At Risk * N/A 5 * At Risk * N/A 6 * At Risk * N/A 7 * At Risk * N/A 8 * At Risk * N/A 9 * At Risk * N/A 10 * At Risk * N/A 11 * At Risk * N/A 12 * At Risk 200 N/A At Risk 220 N/A Basic 240 N/A Basic 275 N/A Basic 285 N/A Basic 300 N/A Basic 320 N/A Basic 340 N/A Basic 360 N/A Basic 375 N/A Basic 395 N/A Basic 410 N/A Basic 430 N/A Basic 450 N/A Basic 465 N/A Proficient 485 N/A Proficient 505 N/A Proficient 525 N/A Proficient 545 N/A Proficient 565 N/A Proficient 585 N/A Proficient 615 N/A Proficient 645 N/A Proficient 650 N/A Proficient 680 N/A Proficient 685 N/A Proficient 735 N/A Proficient 740 N/A Advanced 750 N/A Advanced 750 N/A Advanced 750 N/A Advanced 750 N/A Advanced 750 N/A Advanced 750 N/A Number of Correct Responses SPANISH Note: N/A - SRI does not recommend Spanish cutpoints, only lexile scores to match students to leveled texts.

7 GRADE 4 LEXILE MEASURES - Grade 4 Level 14 ENGLISH 1 * At Risk * N/A 2 * At Risk * N/A 3 * At Risk * N/A 4 * At Risk * N/A 5 * At Risk * N/A 6 * At Risk * N/A 7 * At Risk * N/A 8 * At Risk * N/A 9 * At Risk * N/A 10 * At Risk * N/A 11 * At Risk * N/A 12 * At Risk * N/A 13 * At Risk 260 N/A At Risk 285 N/A At Risk 305 N/A At Risk 325 N/A At Risk 345 N/A Basic 365 N/A Basic 380 N/A Basic 395 N/A Basic 415 N/A Basic 430 N/A Basic 450 N/A Basic 465 N/A Basic 485 N/A Basic 500 N/A Basic 515 N/A Basic 535 N/A Basic 550 N/A Basic 565 N/A Basic 585 N/A Basic 600 N/A Proficient 620 N/A Proficient 650 N/A Proficient 655 N/A Proficient 685 N/A Proficient 690 N/A Proficient 740 N/A Proficient 750 N/A Proficient 755 N/A Proficient 780 N/A Proficient 805 N/A Proficient 830 N/A Proficient 860 N/A Proficient 890 N/A Proficient 925 N/A Advanced 965 N/A Advanced 970 N/A Advanced 970 N/A Advanced 970 N/A Advanced 970 N/A Advanced 970 N/A Advanced N/A Advanced N/A Number of Correct Responses SPANISH Note: N/A - SRI does not recommend Spanish cutpoints, only lexile scores to match students to leveled texts.

8 GRADE 5 Level 15 ENGLISH 1 * At Risk * N/A 2 * At Risk * N/A 3 * At Risk * N/A 4 * At Risk * N/A 5 * At Risk * N/A 6 * At Risk * N/A 7 * At Risk * N/A 8 * At Risk * N/A 9 * At Risk * N/A 10 * At Risk * N/A 11 * At Risk * N/A 12 * At Risk * N/A 13 * At Risk * N/A At Risk 370 N/A At Risk 390 N/A At Risk 410 N/A At Risk 430 N/A Basic 450 N/A Basic 470 N/A Basic 485 N/A Basic 500 N/A Basic 520 N/A Basic 535 N/A Basic 550 N/A Basic 570 N/A Basic 585 N/A Basic 600 N/A Basic 615 N/A Basic 635 N/A Basic 650 N/A Basic 665 N/A Basic 685 N/A Proficient 700 N/A Proficient 715 N/A Proficient 735 N/A Proficient 750 N/A Proficient 770 N/A Proficient 790 N/A Proficient 805 N/A Proficient 825 N/A Proficient 850 N/A Proficient 870 N/A Proficient 895 N/A Proficient 915 N/A Proficient 945 N/A Proficient 950 N/A Advanced 970 N/A Advanced 975 N/A Advanced 975 N/A Advanced 975 N/A Advanced 975 N/A Advanced 975 N/A Advanced 975 N/A Advanced 975 N/A Number of Correct Responses LEXILE MEASURES - Grade 5 SPANISH Note: N/A - SRI does not recommend Spanish cutpoints, only lexile scores to match students to leveled texts.

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