Progress Monitoring & Reading Assessments
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Reading Assessment - Powered by the Lexile® Framework for Reading
Use a trusted source to validate student gains
The new Reading Assessment makes it easy for teachers to validate student gains on the Reading Horizons Discovery software. The assessment was created in partnership with Metametrics® using the Lexile® Framework for Reading.
The assessment is purchased as a software add-on and can be used three times throughout the school year. By monitoring each student’s Lexile measure, you can connect students with texts that match their reading level.
Computer-Administered Reading & Spelling Assessments
Automatic, computer-administered assessments assure that each student receives instruction catered to his or her specific needs.
The following assessments are used to benchmark and monitor student progress:
- Phonemic Awareness Assessment – identifies which students are prepared for decoding instruction and which students need additional phonemic awareness instruction.
- Most Common Words Assessment – tests students on the words used in more than 65% of all text.
- Spelling and Word Recognition Assessment – examines specific features of each word a student’s spells to reveal strengths and weaknesses in a student’s spelling ability. The assessment also shows how well students can rapidly read words with various spelling patterns.
- Chapter Tests – assess understanding at the end of each unit.
All assessment data is organized in the teacher administration system. Each report provides detailed information on each student’s progress throughout the program.
Keep a pulse on student progress
The new check-up system in the Reading Horizons Discovery software gives you a way to check student understanding after each skill is taught.
Assess Direct Instruction
The check-up system can be used for both software and direct instruction—giving you a simple way to assess the effectiveness of your direct instruction and adapt it based on student data.
Facilitate Blended Learning
The check-up system also facilitates blended learning by connecting both software and direct instruction efforts through the Reading Horizons Accelerate website.
Progress Monitoring for K-3 Reading Program
To help teachers and administrators monitor student progress, the Reading Horizons Discovery Administration System organizes student data, allows teachers to adjust student settings, and preview lesson material.
The Administration System organizes all of the data from the software-based assessments, allowing teachers to see the specific skills students are struggling with so that they can effectively match small-group and one-on-one instruction to the needs of their special needs students and English Language Learners.
Software and teacher-led instruction can easily be combined to provide struggling students with the pacing and reinforcement they need to gain effective reading skills. Teachers are either observing student performance during small-group or one-on-one instruction, or the software is notifying the teacher when a student is struggling with a specific skill or lesson. This immediate, corrective feedback prevents students from repeating mistakes and developing poor reading habits.
The online version of the software allows administrators to:
- View data and generate reports for multiple schools, increasing accountability at every level.
- Drill down into a school, class, and even a specific student record to track progress.
- Move student records from school to school with the click of a button.
- Account for increases and decreases in enrollment by moving student entries where the demand is greatest, maximizing utilization of the program and financial investment.
Common Core Report
In this age of Common Core accountability it’s important that teachers know which standards are being addressed in the classroom. Reading Horizons fulfills over 90% of the Common Core State Standards for foundational reading skills required for students in grades K-3. The Common Core Report allows teachers and administrators to quickly see the progress students have made on the Common Core criteria covered in Reading Horizons Discovery.